Jason Chesney, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Oncology, Blood Cancers, Cellular Therapeutics and Transplant Program, Lung Cancer, Skin Cancer, Melanoma
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UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center
UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center
529 Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Jason Chesney, M.D., Ph.D.

Jason Chesney, M.D., Ph.D., is director and chief administrative officer of UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center and the Oncology Service Line. He has served as director since 2017. He is a practicing medical oncologist, specializing in melanoma, lung cancer and immunotherapies. He is a laborartory researcher and clinical trialist, and is an inventor on nine U.S. patents for new cancer therapies. His laboratory research has resulted in two ongoing Phase I clinical trials of novel cancer drugs that are currently available to advanced cancer patients. In 2014, Dr. Chesney’s clinical research team and a second team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were the top two clinical groups worldwide to find that the combination of ipilimumab with another immune checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab, was the most effective immunotherapy regimen ever developed for cancer patients. Dr. Chesney also serves as associate vice president for health affairs for University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Education & Training

University of Minnesota School of Medicine | Minneapolis | 1998
University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities | MN |
Cornell University | Immunology | New York | 2002
Cornell University | Internal Medicine | New York City | 2001
Cornell University | Internal Medicine | New York | 1993



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Kentucky Derby’s Julep Ball Scientist of the Year, U.S. News World and Report Top Doctor in Solid Tumors and Clinical Trials

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