Deric M. Park, M.D., FACP

Deric M. Park, M.D., FACP
Staff Clinician

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Dr. Park is a staff clinician in the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB).  He is a physician-scientist with training in clinical neuro-oncology and cell biology.  His research goals are to translate basic research observations to the clinic to improve outcome for patients with brain tumors.

Areas of Expertise
1) neuro-oncology, 2) chordoma, 3) cell biology, 4) hypoxia

Contact Info

Deric M. Park, M.D., FACP
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 82, Room 243
Bethesda, MD 20892
Ph: 240-760-6024

Dr. Park's research efforts are directed at better understanding the pathogenesis of brain tumors in order to develop more effective treatment strategies for patients.  In addition to glioma/glioblastoma, he also investigates other types of brain tumors such as meningioma and chordoma.  A particular area of interest involves ongoing work on how intratumoral hypoxia (low oxygen) alters cellular behavior.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Clinical Research, Neuroscience, Stem Cell Biology

Selected Key Publications

  1. Soeda A, Hara A, Kunisada T, Yoshimura S, Iwama T, Park DM.
    Scientific Reports. 5: 7979, 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Park DM, Zhuang Z, Chen L, Szerlip N, Maric I, Sohn T, Kim SH, Lubensky IA, Vortmeyer AO, Rodgers GP, Oldfield EH, Lonser RR.
    PLoS Medicine. 4: e60, 2007. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Park DM, Jung J, Masjkur J, Makrogkikas S, Ebermann D, Saha S, Poser S, Androutsellis-Theotokis.
    Scientific Reports. 3: 1095, 2013. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Soeda A, Park M, Lee D, Mintz A, Androutsellis-Theotokis A, McKay RD, Engh J, Iwama T, Kunisada T, Kassam AB, Pollack IF, Park DM.
    Oncogene. 28: 3949-59, 2009. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Lee DH, Zhang Y, Kassam AB, Park MJ, Gardner P, Prevedello D, Henry S, Horbinski C, Beumer J, Tawbi H, Williams B, Shaffrey M, Egorin M, Abounader R, Park DM.
    PLoS One. 10: e0134426, 2015. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Park received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his neurology residency at the University of Chicago, where he was selected by the faculty to serve as Chief Resident.  He then trained in clinical neuro-oncology and performed research on paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with Dr. Jerome B. Posner. This was followed by five years as a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health.  He has served on the faculties of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Virginia.  Dr. Park provides care for patients with brain tumors and investigates tumor biology with focus on intratumoral hypoxia.  He is a recipient of the Merit Award and the Career Development Award from ASCO.

Name Position
Jinkyu Jung Ph.D. Research Fellow