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West Virginia University School of Medicine names David Anthony Clump, M.D., Ph.D. chair of Radiation Oncology

The WVU School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology has named David Anthony “Andy” Clump, M.D., Ph.D., as the new department chair, effective Sept. 19, 2022.

Dr. Clump, a native of West Virginia, grew up in Doddridge Country. He joins WVU from University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center where he served as Medical Director at the Mary Hillman Jennings Department of Radiation Oncology at Shadyside Hospital.

“It’s a privilege to join and lead the Department where I was first introduced to the field of radiation oncology and work beside a tremendous team of respected colleagues to provide and advance cancer care for patients in the state of West Virginia,” Clump said.

Clump completed his radiation oncology residency at UPMC in 2013 and remained as faculty where his primary clinical focus was the treatment of malignancies of the aerodigestive tract and the utilization of advanced technologies including stereotactic approaches. He completed his undergraduate in 2001 and earned his M.D./Ph.D. with a research focus on immunology and microbial pathogenesis from WVU in 2008.  He remained in Morgantown through 2009 to complete the Transitional Year Program.

“I could not be happier to have Dr. Clump join the WVU Cancer Institute team,” Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, said. “He brings his expertise as well as a great sense of appreciation and respect for those we have the privilege to serve.”

Clump is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology while also being a contributing investigator to the NRG Oncology Head and Neck Group and RTOG Foundation. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Clump home and are excited for the leadership and expertise he brings to this important role for the School of Medicine and the Cancer Institute,” Clay Marsh, M.D., chancellor and executive dean for WVU Health Sciences, said.

Clump will fill the position vacated by Geraldine Jacobson, M.D., who retired in 2021. Parvez Shaikh, M.D., has been serving as interim chair since December. Dr. Shaikh worked closely with an established team that includes Ramon Siochi, Ph.D., to provide leadership to the department.

 

About West Virginia University School of Medicine: 

With a required rural health experience included in the curriculum, many graduates choose to make West Virginia their home and practice in the specialized field of rural medicine, helping to help meet our state's pressing health care needs. Others join equally competitive residency and postdoctoral programs around the country. A WVU medical education can prepare you for a challenging career in medicine, research and academia. Guided by our mission of transforming lives and eliminating health disparities, the WVU School of Medicine remains at the service of West Virginia and its people.

The West Virginia University School of Medicine is a connected community of students, teachers, staff, practitioners and researchers who value health and wellness. We support a culture of purpose, accountability, honesty and gratitude that prepares our learners to be resilient and confident as they care for people, conduct research and transform lives.

 

About David Anthony Clump, M.D., Ph.D.: 

David A. Clump II, MD, PhD, is the medical director at the Mary Hillman Jennings Radiation Oncology Center, Radiation Oncology co-leader of the Head and Neck Program and assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  

Dr. Clump is a board-certified radiation oncologist. His clinical practice is devoted to the treatment of patients with head and neck and lung malignancies as well as the utilization of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT) for primary and recurrent disease.  He received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in radiation oncology at UPMC.

Dr. Clump is a member of professional organizations including the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, and Radiosurgery Society.  He is the primary investigator on multiple clinical trials and the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publicatons.

 

Sources:

News:  https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/news/story?headline=clump-named-chair-of-radiation-oncology

School: https://medicine.wvu.edu/about/

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