Faculty Profile

Everett Vokes
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Professor of Medicine
John E. Ultmann Distinguished Service Professor; Chair, Department of Medicine; Physician-in-Chief,University of Chicago Medicine & the Biological Sciences

Academic Interests

Dr. Vokes is an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of head and neck and lung cancer. He is an accomplished clinical and translational investigator who has brought together clinical and scientific multimodality teams to address complex solid tumors leading to improved treatment outcomes. He is known for his work in the biology and treatment of lung and head and neck cancer and the interaction of chemotherapy and radiation. His work on concomitant chemoradiation has contributed to increased cure rates and spared many patients from radical surgery. He also established the intellectual and clinical basis of national trials investigating concomitant chemoradiotherapy and other approaches to curative intent multispecialty care.

Clinical Interests

Head and neck cancer and lung cancer


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  • BA, 1973, Paul Schneider Gymnasium, Pre-med
  • MD, 1980, University of Bonn
  • Residency, 1982, Ravenswood Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1983, University of Southern California , Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1986, The University of Chicago, Hematology/Oncology