Kevin Courtney, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Courtney is originally from New Hampshire. He initially was drawn to cancer research as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, where he studied chromium carcinogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn. He received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in molecular cancer biology from Duke University through the Medical Scientist Training Program. After completing his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Courtney returned to the East Coast for his hematology/oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There he pursued post-doctoral studies in signal transduction in the laboratory of Dr. Lewis Cantley. Following his fellowship, Dr. Courtney continued on as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending oncologist at Dana-Farber in the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology. Dr. Courtney joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2012. He specializes in genitourinary malignancies, with an emphasis on prostate and kidney cancer. Dr. Courtney's research efforts are focused on developing investigator-initiated clinical trials in prostate and kidney cancer that draw on his background in laboratory research and the outstanding basic science currently being carried out at UTSW. Dr. Courtney enjoys spending time with his family outdoors in the warm Dallas weather.

Education

Graduate School Duke University (2001)
Medical School Duke University (2002)
Residency University of California San Francisco (2005), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2008), Oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Kidney (Renal) Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Oncology Clinical Trials
  • Oncology Developmental Therapeutics (New or Latest Cancer Treatments)
  • Prostate Cancer

Research Interests

  • Clinical-translational research in genitourinary oncology
  • Industry- and cooperative group-sponsored trials in genitourinary malignancies
  • Investigator-initiated clinical trials in kidney cancer
  • Investigator-initiated clinical trials in prostate cancer
  • Novel biomarkers and therapeutics in prostate and kidney cancer

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Honors/Awards

  • Career Development Award
    Genentech, Inc. Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Center (2008)
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • Sigma Xi
    Member (1993)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Membership (1992)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Cancer Research (2009)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2007-2008)