Senior Lead of Healthcare Quality and Policy, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Gary H. Lyman MD, MPH, is Senior Lead of Healthcare Quality and Policy of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research and Member of the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is also Professor of Medicine as well as Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Public Health and Pharmacy at the University of Washington. Dr. Lyman received his undergraduate and medical degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Dr. Lyman subsequently pursued a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Center. After joining the faculty of the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, Dr. Lyman served as Assistant, Associate and then full Professor of Medicine and Director of Medical Oncology. Shortly after his arrival, Dr Lyman began working with Lee Moffitt and leadership of the University to develop plans for the eventual H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute where he served as the founding Chief of Medicine and Director of the Division of Medical Oncology as well as Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at USF. During this period, he also served as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Florida.
Upon leaving the Moffitt in 2000, Dr. Lyman has held positions as Thomas Ordway Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cancer Center Director at the Albany Medical College and subsequently Professor of Medicine, Associate Cancer Center Director and Director of Health Services and Outcomes Research at the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital. Prior to relocating to his present position, Dr. Lyman served as Professor of Medicine and Director of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research-Oncology at Duke University and the Duke Cancer Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research. Dr Lyman is active with the American Society of Clinical Oncology serving recently on the ASCO Board of Directors chairing the Guideline Methodology Committee and several individual guidelines including those related to Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer, Sentinel Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer and Melanoma and Appropriate Chemotherapy Dosing in Obese Patients with Cancer. Dr. Lyman Chairs the ASCO Task Force on the Role of Observational Research in Clinical Practice and the ASCO Working Group on Biosimilars in Oncology. He has also a member of the Value of Cancer Care Task Force and Cancer Research Committee along with several additional roles within the Society. In 2010 Dr. Lyman received the ASCO Statesman Award. He is also active in the American Association for Cancer Research and the Institute of Medicine as well as the American Society of Hematology where he serves on the Quality and Guideline Oversight Committees and Chairs the forthcoming guideline on cancer and thrombosis. Finally, Dr. Lyman is active with SWOG serving as Executive Office for the SWOG NCORP and Symptom Management and Quality of Life Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Hope Foundation. Dr. Lyman is Editor-In-Chief of Cancer Investigation and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Global Oncology and several other specialty journals. In addition to serving as a Fellow of ASCO, Dr Lyman is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Preventive Medicine. His research interests include precision medicine based on personalized cancer treatment and supportive care, comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to biomarkers and targeted therapies, mathematical and statistical prognostic and predictive models, advanced methods of evidence synthesis in support of clinical practice guidelines and population studies of patterns of cancer treatment and the impact of health disparities on the quality of cancer care. Dr. Lyman has authored or edited more than 15 books and nearly 600 articles in the scientific literature.