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Edward P. Gelmann, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
Deputy Director for Clinical Research, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Edward P. Gelmann, M.D. is the Deputy Director for Clinical Research in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gelmann primarily cares for patients with genitourinary malignancies including prostate, testicular, bladder, and renal cell cancers.

Dr. Gelmann received his undergraduate degree from Yale College, B.S. magna cum laude, and later matriculated at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Gelmann received his Internal Medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He then joined the US Public Health Service to train as a fellow in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. After becoming an established researcher at the NCI by his work in the molecular biology of solid tumors, Dr. Gelmann moved to Georgetown University where he assumed the role of Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Gelmann has done clinical, early detection, and basic science research primarily in prostate cancer. His laboratory has made major contributions to our understanding of the genetic steps that transform a normal prostate cell to a cancer cell. Dr. Gelmann remains actively involved in pre- and postdoctoral education, teaching graduate students, house staff, and fellows.


Board Certificates
Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney & Adrenal Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Renal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
Honors & Awards:

2007 Clyde Wu Professor of Oncology, Columbia University

2002 William M. Scholl Chair in Medical Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine

1992 Outstanding Visit Award, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine

1991 American Society for Clinical Investigation

1988 Unit Commendation, United States Public Health Service

1970 Phi Beta Kappa