Dr. Lee Schwartzberg is a senior partner and medical director at The West Clinic, a 33-physician oncology, hematology and radiology practice in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Schwartzberg is a professor of medicine and division chief of hematology/oncology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is also president and chief medical officer for ACORN Research.
Dr. Schwartzberg was awarded the 2004 Jefferson Award for community service. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Community Oncology and the website OncologySTAT.com and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Supportive Oncology. Dr. Schwartzberg’s major research interests are new therapeutic approaches to breast cancer, targeted therapy and supportive care, having authored more than 110 research papers. He maintains a private practice in medical oncology focusing on breast cancer.
Dr. Schwartzberg attended medical college at the New York Medical College after receiving B.A. and M.S. degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he also served as chief medical resident and was a founding member of the institutional ethics committee.