Steven Patierno

Chairman, Medical Advisory Board at Curaleaf

Dr. Steven Patierno is the Deputy Director Duke Cancer Institute and Curaleaf board member. Dr. Patierno holds titles in the scientific community including Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. As Deputy Director of the Duke Cancer Institute, Dr. Patierno helps lead a top-ranked NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to providing compassionate care from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship, advancing multi- and transdisciplinary cancer research and engaging in prevention and community health programming. One of the original eight NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, the Duke Cancer Institute is one of only 41 such centers in the U.S., with more than 65,000 patient visits and 6,500 new cancer diagnoses annually and nearly 1,000 active clinical trials. The Duke Cancer Institute includes more than 360 investigators with more than $225 million in annual cancer research funding. Prior to joining the Duke Cancer Institute, Dr. Patierno served as Executive Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, Vivian Gill Distinguished Professor of Oncology, and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Genetics and Urology in the GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Patierno has a B.S. from The University of Connecticut and a PhD from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.


  • Chairman, Medical Advisory Board

    Current role

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