Elizabeth Heath, MD - 9/29/2021

Education Training

Education
(1989-1993)  M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
(1985-1989)  B.S., Molecular Biology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Postgraduate Training
(1996-1999)  Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
(1994-1996)  Residency in Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
(1993-1994)  Internship in Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments

(2013-Present)  Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty Position, Clinical-Educator Track, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2010-2013)  Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty Position, Clinical-Educator Track, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2007-2010)  Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Faculty Position, Clinical-Educator Track, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2003-2007)  Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Faculty Position, Clinical Educator Track, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology/Oncology Detroit, MI
(2000-2003)  Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Faculty Position, Research Track, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
(1999-2000)  Instructor, Medical Oncology, Faculty Position, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Hospital or Other Professional Appointments

(2016-Present)  Associate Director, Translational Science, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2015-Present)  Chair, Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI
(2010-Present)  Director, Prostate Cancer Research, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2006-Present)  Medical Director of the Infusion Center, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI
(2003-Present)  Medical Oncologist, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2010-2011)  Medical Director of the Wertz Clinic, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI
(2001-2003)  Medical Oncologist, Virginia Oncology Associates, Virginia Beach, VA

Major Professional Societies

American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
Southwest Oncology Group #33548

Board Certification

(2003-Present)  License to Practice Medicine, State of Michigan
(1998-2018)  Diplomate, Medical Oncology
(1996-2016)  Diplomate, Internal Medicine 

Honors and Awards

(2015) School of Medicine College Teaching Award, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(2015) Top Doc-Hour Magazine
(2015) Ambassador Magazine 2015 Top Doc
(2014) Top Doc-Hour Magazine
(2014) First Place Karmanos Cencer Center H.E.A.R.T Tribute
(2014) School of Medicine College Teaching Award, Department of Oncology Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(2014) Hartmann Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
(2013) Top Doc-Hour Magazine
(2012) Top Doc-Hour Magazine
(2011) Wayne State Physician Golden Heart Faculty Award
(2011) Top Doc-Hour Magazine
(2011) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award
(2011) School of Medicine College Teaching Award, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(2010) Top Doc- Hour Magazine
(2012) The Spirit of Detroit Award
(2010) NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
(2009) The Leonard Tow 2009 Humanism in Medicine Award
(2007) School of Medicine College Teaching Award, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(2007) The Alfred P. Gold Humanism Society
(2006) The Academy Fellowship, The Advisory Board, Washington, D.C.
(1999) Johns Hopkins Cancer Center 1999 Fellow Research Day Poster Session, Honorable Mention for Clinical Research
(1996) Alpha Omega Alpha
(1989) Magna Cum Laude University Graduate
(1989) College Scholar
(1988) Phi Beta Kappa

Courses taught

CB 7210: Fundamentals of Cancer Biology
CB 7240: Cancer Chemotherapy
Medical Resident Instruction

Research Interests

Dr. Elisabeth Heath is an active scientific member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) since 2003. As Professor of Oncology, her research focus is conducting clinical and translational research trials in genitourinary malignancies. Dr. Heath is the Director of Prostate Cancer Research and leads the Prostate Cancer Research Team at KCI.  She is also the Medical Director of the Infusion Center at the Karmanos Cancer Center.  Dr. Heath is currently the Principal Investigator of the Department of Defense grant supporting Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University involvement in the nationally recognized Prostate Clinical Trials Cancer Consortium.  She has also served on the Scientific Program Committee of the Developmental Therapeutics-Molecular Therapeutics Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and has served as Program Faculty for the annual Genitourinary ASCO as well as the annual ASCO meetings.  She also currently serves as the President-Elect for the KCI Medical Executive Committee, serves on the KCI Salary Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Cancer Consortium.  Dr. Heath has been the recipient of the National Cancer Institute Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award in 2010.  She has also been awarded the Wayne State University School of Medicine College Teaching Award in 2007 and 2011 as well as holds the Top Doc designation in Hour Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Dr. Heath serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Gold Humanism Honor Society and has been the recipient of the Leonard Tow 2009 Humanism in Medicine Award.  She is the recipient of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Physician's Golden Heart Award in 2011.  Dr. Heath is a dedicated clinician, researcher, and teacher at Wayne State University.

Talking Points

will speak about the diagnosis and work-up of men initially diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer

Contact Information

Elisabeth Heath

Position Title

Associate Director, Translational Science

Professor - Clinical
Hematology-Oncology

Office Location

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R.
Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center
Mail Code: HW04HO
Detroit, MI 48201

Office Phone

(313) 576-8717

Office Fax

(313) 576-8767