Lucian R. Chirieac, MD

Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Chirieac is Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and pathologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is a contributing author of the 4th Edition of W.H.O. Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart (Malignant Mesothelioma section). He has authored and coauthored more than 125 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters in textbooks with a focus on lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Dr. Chirieac is the editor of two books, Precision Molecular Pathology of Lung Cancer, and Molecular Pathology of Lung Cancer.

He is coinvestigator of 3 National Institutes of Health grants and is a member in 7 prestigious national and international professional societies. Dr. Chirieac is the only pathologist elected as permanent member in the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Therapeutic Disease Specific Steering Committee and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Cancer Control Steering Committee at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As a pulmonary oncologic pathologist, he is a member of the Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Committee and Malignant Mesothelioma Committee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), which establishes international guidelines for the treatment of lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

He is a permanent member of the International Mesothelioma Panel and International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMiG) (establishing diagnostic criteria and guidelines for patients with mesothelioma).

He has reviewed important articles for the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals, and he has editorial responsibilities at pathology journals. He has been involved in the training and supervision of many medical students and physicians, particularly in the specialty of pulmonary oncologic pathology. He has received many honors and awards and participates in high-profile national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Chirieac serves as an associate editor for the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine in anatomic pathology.