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The Cancer Center Medical Staff

Douglas Rovira Douglas Rovira, MD

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Virginia Borges Virginia Borges, MD
Associate Professor, Medical Oncology

Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey M.D. 1993
Harvard Medical School / MIT- Health, Science and Technology Program M.M.Sc 2001

Dr. Borges is a clinical-translational scientist in breast oncology with research in breast cancer immunotherapy and young women’s breast cancer. She is focused on clinical breast cancer research including clinical trials with anti-endocrine therapies, novel biologic drug and immunotherapies.

The Borges Lab is focused on the development of novel vaccines and combination immunotherapy for breast cancer and also, though collaborative programs, on potential biologic differences and therapeutic targets for young womens’ breast cancer. 

Dr. Borges is the educational coordinator for the Division of Medical Oncology, an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and Director of the Internal Medicine Resident Research Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Paul Bunn, MD Paul A. Bunn, Jr., MD
James Dudley Chair in Cancer Research, Professor and Director, University of Colorado Cancer Center

Education: Amherst College - 1967
Cornell University Medical Center
New York, NY – 1971

In 1984, Dr. Bunn was recruited to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as a Professor of Medicine in Medical Oncology and Head of the Division of Medical Oncology. He has been the Director of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center for 25 years.

Dr. Bunn’s research interests focus on novel therapies for lung cancer. He has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 122 reviews and 90 book chapters on lung cancer. Dr. Bunn’s studies have set standards for the treatment of lung cancer; he is the principal investigator on numerous national and local therapeutic trials.

In 2010, Dr. Bunn was named as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and was honored by The American Asociation for Cancer Research and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Kathryn Hassell, MD Kathryn Hassell, MD

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William RobinsonWilliam A. Robinson, MD, PhD.
Rella and Monroe Rifkin Endowed Chair, Professor

Education: MD University of Colorado 1962
PHD University of Melbourne, Australia 1968

Dr. Robinson, a native of Colorado, earned his medical degree from University of Colorado Medical School, followed by internship and residency at The Massachusetts General Hospital. He returned to the University of Colorado as the Chief Resident in Internal Medicine in 1965.  He completed a PhD in Medical Biology and and a fellowship at the The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Robinson joined the faculty of University of Colorado Denver in 1968 and was the first head of the Division of Medical Oncology. During his career Dr. Robinson has received many teaching and research awards and has been honored numerous times for his contributions to medicine, specifically medical oncology. He has also spent time in India as a Fulbright Scholar training junior doctors and doing research. 

Christiane Thienelt, MD Christiane Thienelt, MD

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