President Dr. Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP
As the leader of Levine Cancer Institute, Dr. Raghavan has pioneered an innovative approach to cancer care that eliminates the natural barriers to top-quality care, such as culture, access and distance from clinical and research sites. Before coming to Levine Cancer Institute, he served concurrent appointments as chairman and director of the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic and as the chair in Transitional Cancer Research for the M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Institute. As an internationally renowned cancer researcher and medical oncologist, Dr. Raghavan has edited nine textbooks, published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, served on editorial boards of numerous medical journals and been a principal investigator for more than a dozen major research grants.
Dr. Raghavan is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Who’s Who, 2018 and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte – 2019 Citizen of the Year Award.
Dr. Raghavan is the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Immediate Past Chairperson (2018-2020)