Konstantin Dragnev, MD Appointed co-director of Cancer Mechanisms Research Program

Posted: November 25th, 2013 by Derik Hertel

Konstantin H. Dragnev, MD


The Norris Cotton Cancer Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Konstantin Dragnev as co-director of the NCCC Cancer Mechanisms Research Program. Dr. Dragnev received his MD degree in 1987 from the Higher Institute of Medicine in Bulgaria, did a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, followed by postgraduate training in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, and completed his Medical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The focus of his research and clinical interest is lung cancer. Dr. Dragnev leads medical oncology participation in the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program serving on NCCC’s clinical trial scientific review committee and participating in several DHMC fellowship programs. As the Medical Director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Infusion Suite, he is leading efforts to innovate and streamline the delivery of standard and investigational therapies to patients with cancer and blood disorders.


As a co-director of the Cancer Mechanisms Program, he will be well-positioned, in both the scientific and clinical activities of the Cancer Center, to bring together basic and clinical investigators to design trials that are based on Dartmouth science and fulfill unmet needs of specific subsets of our patients. In his new position, Dr. Dragnev will share responsibility with the current co-director, Dr. Patricia Ernst in facilitating the translation of Dartmouth science into clinical trials bringing together basic and clinical investigators to design trials based on Dartmouth science, while fulfilling very important unmet needs of cancer patients.

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