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Ryan Gentzler, MD

Ryan Gentzler, MD

Practice Area: Cancer Department: Medicine Division: Hematology/Oncology Title: Assistant Professor ABMS Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
1240 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.924.4251 | Fax: 434.243.6086


Watch this video about Dr. Ryan Gentzler, MD

Dr. Gentzler received his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He earned a master’s degree in pharmacology during his residency with a focus on clinical investigation supported by the NIH K30 program. He completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at Northwestern University, where he served as a chief fellow in his final year of fellowship. He also attended the ASCO/AACR Workshop for Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, where he advanced his knowledge of early phase clinical trial development and wrote a protocol for a Phase I/II investigator-initiated trial for patients with lung cancer.

Gentzler’s clinical focus is the treatment of patients with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. He also treats patients with esophageal cancer and cancers of the head and neck. His research is centered around the development of novel therapies for lung cancer, particularly immune-based therapies. His goal is to contribute meaningful research that leads to improvements in the curability, survival, and quality of life for patients with lung cancer. He serves as the principle investigator on several clinical trials and is actively working to open additional trials for patients at the University of Virginia.

Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Gentzler. Read 5 Common Lung Cancer Beliefs: True or False?, a blog post by Ryan Gentzler, MD.


Emmanuel M. Weinberger Award: Outstanding Achievement in Hematology/Oncology, Temple University School of Medicine , 2008

Kowlessar Award: Graduating Resident who demonstrates commitment to excellence in practice of internal medicine, education, and compassion. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2011

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2013

Compassionate Care Award, Women’s Board, Northwestern University, 2014


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