David Carbone, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director, James Thoracic Center
Ohio State University


David Carbone, MD, PhD, is a professor at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. He is a professor in the Division of Medical Oncology and will be developing and leading a new thoracic oncology center. The thoracic oncology center will bring physicians and scientists together to develop new and targeted approaches to treating and curing lung cancer.

Dr. Carbone’s research interests, grant support and publications focus on lung cancer, specifically genetics, immunotherapy, tumor-associated immunosuppression mechanisms and gene therapy.  He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and review articles and has served on several National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant review panels. Dr. Carbone also serves on the Board of the International Association of Lung Cancer Research as President Elect, USA as well as an advisor to a number of lung cancer advocacy organizations, including Uniting Against Lung Cancer.

Dr. Carbone earned his medical degree and a PhD in molecular biology and genetics in 1985 from Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed his internal medicine internship and residency. He completed a medical oncology fellowship at the NCI. Dr. Carbone next joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he stayed for five years before going to Vanderbilt in 1996.