Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO. He has been an ASCO member since 1980 and served the Society in an array of volunteer positions before accepting the position of CEO in 2006. Dr. Lichter’s research and development of three-dimensional treatment planning led to a Gold Medal from the American Society for Radiation Oncology. In 2002, he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.
Prior to becoming ASCO CEO, Dr. Lichter held two significant leadership roles at the University of Michigan: Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology from 1984-1998 and Dean of the Medical School from 1998-2006. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Lichter was the first Isadore Lampe Professor of Radiation Oncology, an endowed chair, and was the Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology. He has previously served as the Director of the Radiation Therapy Section of the NCI’s Radiation Oncology Branch.