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Authors > R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD

R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD is the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, as well as Surgeon-in-Chief at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a co-author of Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 19th Edition.

Dr. Beauchamp received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he also performed his internship and residency. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Beauchamp holds joint appointments as professor in the departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Dr. Beauchamp’s clinical practice focuses on surgical oncology. Until 2008, his practice included patients with a broad spectrum of malignancies, including gastrointestinal tract cancers, breast cancer, melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. Since then, Dr. Beauchamp has focused his practice to the care of breast cancer patients.

In addition to clinical practice and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Beauchamp has a productive research laboratory. His primary area of research interest has been in colorectal carcinogenesis, the biology of cancer cell invasion and metastasis, and in the identification of novel molecular biomarkers and therapeutic targets in colorectal and other alimentary tract malignancies. In addition to the basic cancer research, Dr. Beauchamp works in collaboration with his medical oncology and radiation oncology colleagues to accrue cancer patients to approved clinical trials.

Dr. Beauchamp is active in several national surgical and scientific organizations, and he serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Journal of Surgical Research, Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the American Journal of Surgery, Contemporary Surgery, and the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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