Jeremy N. Rich, MD, MHSc
Chairman and Staff
Department of Stem
Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineThe Cleveland ClinicCo-Director of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM)
Jeremy N. Rich, MD, MHSc is Chairman and Staff of the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Co-Director of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), and Staff in the Department of Neurology, the Taussig Cancer Center, and the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor's in Science in Electrical Engineering then graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He subsequently trained in internal medicine and neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he served as Chief Resident in Neurology. He completed a Fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Duke University Medical Center and served on faculty, achieving rank as Associate Professor with Tenure, until moving to Cleveland Clinic in September 2008 as the inaugural Chairman of the Department of Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Rich focuses on one of the deadliest types of cancer, brain tumors, as both a physician and scientist. His research has contributed to understanding brain cancer from the perspective of stem cell biology. His laboratory has identified cancer stem cells as an explanation of resistance to radiotherapy and as drivers of the growth of new blood vessels to feed the tumor. This research may serve to identify new treatments for brain cancer that will hopefully translate into improved survival for patients. Dr. Rich has received a number of awards, including naming as a Damon Runyon-Lilly Clinical Investigator, Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Scholar, and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.