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David P. Carbone, M.D.

Dr. Carbone
Columbus, OH

Dr. David P. Carbone

Medical Oncologist

The James Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(800) 293-5066

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Dr. David P. Carbone is a medical oncologist who established and currently serves as the director of the James Thoracic Center at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC). In addition to this position, Dr. Carbone is professor of internal medicine and holds the Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Research. Prior to joining the staff at Ohio State University in 2012, Dr. Carbone was on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for five years before being recruited by Vanderbilt University in 1996 where he was professor of medicine, cell biology, and cancer biology, and director of the Thoracic/Head and Neck Cancer Program. During his time at Vanderbilt, he also held the titles of director and principal investigator of the Vanderbilt Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Lung Cancer and principal investigator of the Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures (SPECS) in Lung Cancer UO1 consortium.

Educational Background

Dr. Carbone, a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1977, earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) in 1985. An internal medicine internship and residency ensued at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before he went on to complete a medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Clinical and Laboratory Research

Dr. Carbone’s clinical specialty is lung cancer, and in his role as director of the James Thoracic Center, he works towards cultivating collaborations amongst physicians and scientists in an effort to develop and bring to the forefront of patient care novel and targeted therapies for treating and curing lung cancer. In his more than 25 year-career in the field of oncology, Dr. Carbone has always kept his focus on the discovery of cutting-edge lung cancer treatments. Of lung cancer, Dr. Carbone states: “This is a disease with unacceptable outcomes, but there are many promising therapies today and on the horizon.”

David is truly a world leader, not just in his research on the cellular and molecular levels of lung cancer, but also in translational research, taking those discoveries from the bench to the bedside.

Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D.
Director, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Dr. Carbone is considered an international expert in the molecular genetics of lung tumors. His research interests—clearly focused on lung cancer—encompass lung cancer genetics, gene therapy, tumor-associated immunosuppression mechanisms, proteomic and expression array signature development, and cancer immunotherapy.

Additional Work

A noted researcher, Dr. Carbone has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, books, and review articles and currently serves as president of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Dr. Carbone has received continuous National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding for his research endeavors since the onset of his career and has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the NCI, as well as on several NCI grant review panels. He is chair of the Lung Biology subcommittee for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and has served as either a co-principal investigator (PI) or Lab PI in as many as eight past or currently active ECOG trials.


Dr. Carbone’s published articles:
National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine—PubMed

Dr. Carbone’s published articles relative to mesothelioma:
National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine—PubMed

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The James—The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)


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