The University of Minnesota Medical School is proud to announce Dr. Charles J. Ryan, MD, as the new Director of the Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation Division in the Department of Medicine. He will also serve as Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Masonic Cancer Center and will hold the B.J. Kennedy Chair in Clinical Medical Oncology.

Dr. Ryan is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology at the University of California, San Francisco, a Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, and the Associate Director for Clinical Science at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

He is internationally recognized for his research on prostate cancer. His studies have unraveled the roles of androgens and the androgen receptor in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Dr. Ryan received his BA from Marquette University, and his MD from the University of Wisconsin. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin and medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Ryan joins the University of Minnesota Medical School in April 2018.