Dr. Chiocca’s research focuses on developing novel genetic therapies for malignant brain tumors. A major emphasis is the engineering of viruses that can kill tumor cells without affecting normal brain cells. His lab is currently combining this research with novel pharmacological and immunotherapeutic approaches for brain cancer.

Dr. Chiocca was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2014, and he is current President of Society for Neuro-Oncology (2016-17)

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Principal Positions Held

  • Harvard Medical School, Chair, Harvey W. Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery, 2012 - present
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Co-Director for the Institute of the Neurosciences, 2012-present
  • Ohio State University, Department of Neurological Surgery/Neurology, Professor, 2004-2012
  • Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Physician, 2004-2012
  • Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Associate Professor, 2003 - 2004
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery, Associate Physician, Boston, MA, 1998-2004  
  • Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Assistant Professor, 1998 - 2003
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