Mark J. Ratain, M.D. has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at The University of Chicago since 1986, and is currently the Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine, the Director of the Center for Personalized Therapeutics and Chief Hospital Pharmacologist. In addition, Dr. Ratain serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Sciences in the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ratain’s research has historically focused on the development of new oncology drugs and diagnostics, but is increasingly focused on the new discipline of interventional pharmacoeconomics. He is the recipient of awards from multiple organizations, including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Foundation. Dr. Ratain is on the Board of the Value in Cancer Care Consortium.