Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor

Michael T. Lotze, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Training Grants, Health SciencesDirector for Strategic Partnerships, University of Pittsburgh Cancer InstituteProfessor of Surgery, School of MedicineProfessor of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering


UPCI, Hillman Cancer Center
5117 Centre Ave., Suite G.27a

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Michael T. Lotze, MD, is assistant vice chancellor for sponsored training grants, health sciences; director for strategic partnerships, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; and professor of surgery and of bioengineering. Dr. Lotze's primary research interest is tumor immunology, particularly the role of cellular therapy using dendritic cells and natural-killer cells. He has also studied dendritic cell vaccines and antigens and is a co-inventor on 10 patents.

Dr. Lotze previously was a senior investigator in surgery at the National Cancer Institute and was later founding director and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He has written more than 500 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and was associate editor of the Journal of Immunotherapy. He is a past president of the International Society for Biologic Therapy of Cancer. Dr. Lotze earned his BS degree and his MD from Northwestern University.