Lindsey Sloan

Lindsey Sloan, MD, PhD, set to join Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Radiation Oncology announces the appointment of Lindsey Sloan, MD, PhD, as an assistant professor starting July 31, 2020. Sloan, a radiobiologist, will also join the Masonic Cancer Center to advance her research with esteemed colleagues in the newly opened Masonic Cancer Center Discovery Labs.

“It is a real privilege to have the opportunity to work with the distinguished faculty members in the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Brain Tumor Program at the University of Minnesota,” said Sloan. “It’s clearly an exciting time for neuro-oncology cancer care and research at the U of M, and I can’t wait to join in the discovery!”

Dr. Sloan’s clinical practice will specialize in the treatment of primary brain tumors and brain metastases with radiotherapy. As a physician-scientist, she will be leading a translational research laboratory within the University of Minnesota Brain Tumor Program (UMBTP), focused on understanding the role of myeloid cells in primary brain tumors. Sloan is particularly interested in the impact of radiotherapy on deleterious peripheral blood myeloid cell populations in glioblastoma. The overall goal of her translational science program will be to personalize radiation therapy based on systemic immune biomarkers.

“We’re incredibly excited to have recruited Dr. Sloan to the Masonic Cancer Center and the Brain Tumor Program at the University of Minnesota,” said David Largaespada, PhD, Associate Director for Basic Sciences and the Director of the Brain Tumor Program at the Masonic Cancer Center. “She is a superbly trained physician-scientist who’ll bring her cutting-edge perspectives and skills on how to combine radiation and immunotherapies in entirely new ways to treat brain tumors. Moreover, she’ll have her lab in our brand new Discovery Lab Space - a multi-disciplinary cluster of basic and clinical scientists focused on nervous system tumors.”   

Sloan, a Philadelphia native, completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctorate of Medicine and Doctorate of Philosophy (Biomedical Neuroscience) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. During her third year of medical school, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After her medical and graduate studies, Sloan completed a transitional internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and a residency in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In her final year of residency, Sloan served as Chief Resident. She also received the Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence from the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence while at Johns Hopkins.

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