Theodore Krontiris, M.D., Ph.D., joined City of Hope in 1996 as chair of the newly established Department of Molecular Medicine. Prior to coming to City of Hope, Dr. Krontiris held several medical and teaching positions at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts New England Medical Center Hospitals, where he was founding director of the Graduate Program in Genetics at Sackler Graduate School. Dr. Krontiris also served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Krontiris received his medical degree and Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, and an AB degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Society of Microbiology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has served in numerous advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and currently serves on the editorial board and as associate editor for The Journal of Clinical Oncology and Current Molecular Medicine, respectively.
Dr. Krontiris' research interest is genetic susceptibility to commonly occuring cancers. He leads a national study of sibling pairs affected with breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer in collaboration with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.
As executive vice president for Medical and Scientific Affairs, Dr. Krontiris' executive responsibilities include medical and scientific programmatic development, integration and oversight. In addition, he continues to maintain responsibilities as a professor and the Chairmanship of the Clinical and Scientific Executive Team (CSET).