Craig Lockhart named chief of hematology and oncology at MUSC

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Craig Lockhart was named chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and associate director for clinical science at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, effective April 1.

Lockhart will be replacing interim chief Michael Lilly, and will be working both on campus and remotely until he transitions to campus full time in September.

Lockhart holds several roles at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, including chief of the Division of Oncology and associate director for regional and strategic research affiliations. His research specialty is gastrointestinal cancers, and he has been a principal investigator on more than 100 phase I/II and III trials.

Lockhart is chief of service for oncology as part of the University of Miami Medical Group.

Prior to joining the University of Miami, Lockhart served on faculty and in leadership roles at Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville.

Lockhart has been conducting early-phase clinical trials for more than 20 years. His specific research interests are developing and conducting Phase I/II clinical trials of novel therapeutics applied to gastrointestinal cancers.

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