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Robert Winn, MD

Dr. Robert Winn is the director and Lipman chair in Oncology of VCU Massey Cancer Center. In addition to directing the activities of Massey’s 250-plus research members – researchers and physicians from 39 departments in nine colleges and schools at VCU – Dr. Winn also manages a research laboratory at VCU. Dr. Winn's current basic science research focuses on the molecular mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for human models of lung cancer. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Winn is committed to community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities. Dr. Winn is a principal investigator on several community-based projects funded by the NIH and National Cancer Institute and has received national and international acclaim for his efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve healthcare delivery, and ensure equal access to cancer care. Dr. Winn holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. Dr. Winn completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Winn has served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors since 2021.