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Stephen Schimpff, MD
Dr. Schimpff’s most recent book, “The Future of Medicine, ” brings his passion for advancing medicine to the public.
Entering his fifth decade as physician, educator and cancer researcher, Dr. Stephen Schimpff is one of the world’s foremost medical experts. Appearing on national television, publishing more than 200 scientific articles, editing three textbooks, and frequently lecturing to lay audiences, Dr. Schimpff has a gift for explaining the science of medicine in layman’s terms, and a passion for advancing health care for future generations.
From the bedside — where he treated patients with acute leukemia and lymphoma, to the boardroom — where he served as the CEO of a major academic medical center, Dr. Schimpff has witnessed firsthand the explosion of diagnostic and treatment technologies, and the emergence of the genomics revolution.
Dr. Schimpff is internationally recognized for his cancer research at the University of Maryland and the National Cancer Institute. His research focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of infection in cancer patients undergoing aggressive therapy. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical oncology.
In 1999, Dr. Schimpff became Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center, which includes the world’s preeminent trauma center and the country’s largest kidney transplant program. The Medical Center admits about 30, 000 patients per year and employs more than 5, 000 people.
Dr. Schimpff is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he teaches residents and fellows in oncology and infectious diseases. In addition, he is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and serves as Director and Principal Investigator for the five state, twelve institution Mid-Atlantic Bio-Ag Defense Consortium.
Dr. Schimpff is a board member of two companies and member of the scientific advisory committee of a third, each seeking to advance medical devices and technologies. He has been the lead consultant to the US Army on patient safety in the “OR of the Future” and he has extensively researched and written a white paper for the Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center [TATRC] on “The Hospital of the Future.”
In addition to publishing more than 200 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters, Dr. Schimpff has edited three text books, including The Comprehensive Textbook of Oncology.
An Eagle Scout, Dr. Schimpff is a 1963 graduate of Rutgers University where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar. He obtained his M.D. degree in 1967 at Yale Medical School, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society.
Dr. Schimpff has been married to Carol Rawstrom Schimpff, a retired architect, for 47 years. They reside in Columbia, MD and and have a cabin in Canaan Valley, West Virginia where they live their passion for the outdoors including volunteering at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. They have a daughter and two grandsons living in Los Angeles.
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