Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Prior to joining ASCO in 2006, Dr. Lichter was at the University of Michigan in two significant leadership roles. He served as Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology from 1984-1998 and as Dean of the Medical School from 1998-2006. Dr. Lichter was named the first Isadore Lampe Professor of Radiation Oncology, an endowed chair, and also was the Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology.
Prior to his tenure at the University of Michigan, Dr. Lichter was the Director of the Radiation Therapy Section of the NCI’s Radiation Oncology Branch. Dr. Lichter’s research and development of three-dimensional treatment planning led to a Gold Medal from the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). In 2002 he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.