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Donald P. Braun

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Vice President of Clinical Research


Immunology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Oncology, Cancer Immunotherapy, and Inflammatory diseases

Education and Postdoctoral Training


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Master of Science, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Medical School

Ph.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Clinical Research

20+ years of research, with a focus on immunotherapy, oncology and the effectiveness and impact of chemotherapy protocols on various cancers and tumor types.

Previous Positions

  • Instructor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago
  • Research Associate, Section of Medical Oncology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush Medical College, Chicago
  • Associate Director, Section of Medical Oncology (for Research); Professor, Department of Medicine & Microbiology/Immunology, Rush Medical College
  • Director, Scientific Program Development. Rush Cancer Institute
  • Administrative Director of the Cancer Institute, Medical College of Ohio
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Ohio
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, Volunteer Track, University of Toledo Health Science Center
  • Vice President of Clinical Research, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • New York Academy of Science
  • Society of Immunotherapy
  • International Society of Biological Therapy
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • The World Endometriosis Society

Professional Appointments

Appointed to and served on more than a dozen federal government and public advisory committees on oncology and immunology.

University course director, lecturer and advisor in the fields of oncology and immunology.


Author, co-author or editor of more than 200 peer-reviewed books, abstracts and letters including:

Braun DP, Ding J, Shaheen F, Willey J, Rana N, and Dmowski WP. Quantitative Expression of Apoptosis Regulating Genes in Endometrium from Women with and without Endometriosis. Fertil Steril 87: 263-68, 2007

ED Staren, D Gupta, DP Braun. Quality of Life Outcomes of Breast Cancer Patients in an Integrative Cancer Treatment Setting. Soc Surg Oncol, 2010.

Braun DP, Gupta D and Staren ED. Predicting Survival in prostate cancer: the role of quality of life assessment. Supportive Care in Cancer; published online. Springer. 2011

Braun DP, Gupta D and Staren ED. Quality of Life Assessment as a Predictor of Survival in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. BMC Cancer 2011, 11:353.

Braun DP, Gupta D, Birdsall TC, Sumner M and Staren ED. Effect of Naturopathic and Nutritional Supplement Treatment on Tumor Response, Control, and Recurrence in Patients with Prostate Cancer Treated with Radiation Therapy. J Alt Comp Med 10/2012