Robert F. Gagel, MD

Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert Gagel, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he served as Head of Endocrine Neoplasia and Head of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine, did clinical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He has been a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center. His major research accomplishments include a leadership role in the management of multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 and 2, elucidation of the pathways by which mutations of the RET proto-oncogene cause medullary thyroid carcinoma and development of therapies based on this information, definition of the physiologic role of calcitonin and identification of mutations of the sulfonylurea receptor as the cause of persistent hypoglycemia of infancy.

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