Biography for Dr. Edward Pan

Cancer scares many people, even doctors, but it doesn’t faze Edward Pan, M.D. Growing up near Valparaiso, Ind., he knew early on that he wanted to be a doctor; his father was a family physician who often brought his son to the office.

Dr. Pan majored in medical sciences at Boston University, where he also earned his medical degree. He did his internship at Harvard and his neurology residency at Tufts, where he trained alongside UT Southwestern neuro-oncologist Robert Bachoo, M.D., Ph.D.

As a neurology resident doing consultations for other doctors, Dr. Pan grew interested in the ins and outs of brain cancer and decided to do a fellowship in clinical neuro-oncology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

After two additional years at UCSF as a research fellow, Dr. Pan went on to care for brain cancer patients at UCSF, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando. He spent the five years before coming to UT Southwestern working as a neuro-oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and taught neurology and oncology at the University of South Florida School of Medicine and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

In 2013, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics.

Dr. Pan is a highly experienced clinical researcher, having been the principal or sub-investigator in numerous trials of cancer drugs for malignant brain tumors. Among many other subjects, he has researched chromosomal abnormalities in brain cancer. In addition, he has published his results in peer-reviewed journals and authored four book chapters.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2004)
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology (2002)
  • American Academy of Neurology (1998)