Patricia L. Rich, M.D. | American Lung Association

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Patricia L. Rich, M.D.

Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel

Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology, Cancer Treatment Center of America® (CTCA) and Vice Chief of Staff, Lung Cancer Institute/CTCA®, Southeastern Regional Medical Center

Dr. Patricia Rich is board certified in internal medicine, with a subspecialty in medical oncology. While earning a medical degree from the University of Miami she received several awards, including Outstanding Medical Student of the Year 2000 for Excellence in Internal Medicine. In 2005, she received the Foundation Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Rich has published on the subject of metastatic renal cancer in the prestigious Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. In addition, she has conducted research on a number of types of cancer, including malignant melanoma, advanced renal cell carcinoma, and basal cell and squamous cell and lung carcinomas. She has also researched immunotherapy extensively.

In June 2014, Dr. Rich joined the Georgia Leadership Board of the American Lung Association.

Before pursuing her medical degree, Dr. Rich studied to be a dancer at the National School of Dance in Argentina, where she was born and raised. She was inspired by her mother, who was a renowned dancer.

Dr. Rich speaks English and Spanish fluently.

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