David S. Ettinger, MD, is the Alex Grass Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a professor of medicine, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, and radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences.
Dr. Ettinger received his medical degree from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship and residency at the Albany Medical Center and Mayo Clinic, respectively. Dr. Ettinger completed his training in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins in 1975, and since then has been on the faculty of the School of Medicine. He was chairman of the Thoracic Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (1980 to1982) and from 1990-2010, he was chairman of the Medical Oncology Lung Subcommittee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.
Dr. Ettinger is a member of the board of directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) as well as a member of the NCCN Guidelines Steering Committee. In addition, he has been chairman of the NCCN non–small cell lung cancer practice guidelines panel, antiemetic practice guidelines panel, and occult primary tumor practice guidelines panel. From 1982 through 1990, he was principal investigator of the phase I studies of new anticancer agents, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ettinger's research interests are in new drug development and innovative multidisciplinary treatment strategies in lung cancer and sarcomas. He is also interested in improving supportive care measures associated with cancer and its treatment. Dr. Ettinger has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and serves as an editor for Current Treatment Options in Oncology. He has edited 3 books: Thoracic Oncology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001; Current Cancer Therapeutics, 5th Edition, Springer, 2009; and Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, Humana Press, 2009.
Dr. Ettinger is a former president of the Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society. In 1997, he received the American Cancer Society's highest national divisional award, the St. George Medal.