Newswise — CLEVELAND -  President and Scientific Director Theodoros Teknos, MD, announced Daniel E. Spratt, MD, will join the UH Seidman Cancer Center team and hold the Vincent K. Smith Chair in Radiation Oncology, effective May 1.

Dr. Spratt joins UH from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he was a tenured Professor, held the Laurie Snow Endowed Research Professorship, and was the Associate Chair for Clinical Research in Radiation Oncology.  He served as both the Director of the Spine Oncology Program and Co-Chair of the Genitourinary Clinical Research Team for the Rogel Cancer Center.

A translational physician scientist whose clinical trials have sought to advance the field of prostate oncology, Dr. Spratt’s research has focused on developing ultra-prognostic and predictive biomarkers in prostate cancer. His work has been the basis of multiple Phase 2 and 3 national and international clinical trials. He currently leads NRG Oncology’s Intact Prostate Cancer Subcommittee, and serves on the National Cancer Institute’s Genitourinary Steering Committee. 

Dr. Spratt runs an NIH funded translational research team and has co-authored more than 275 peer-reviewed articles for journals, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet Oncology, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He had received funding from the NIH, Department of Defense, and numerous foundations. He has served on multiple editorial boards for prostate cancer publications and currently is a Senior Associate Editor for Radiation Oncology’s primary journal, IJROBP. Dr. Spratt has received numerous national and international awards, and has delivered over 100 invited talks around the world.

Dr. Spratt earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville and completed his Radiation Oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.


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UH Seidman Cancer Center is the only freestanding cancer hospital in Northeast Ohio, where all clinicians and staff are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer while researching new and innovative treatment options through clinical trials. Nationally ranked cancer care is also available to patients through the 11-county region at 18 community-based locations. Our UH Seidman specialists make up 14 cancer-specific teams focused on determining integrated care plans tailored to patient’s needs. UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University, one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the country. Patients have access to advanced treatment options, ranging from a pioneering stem cell transplant program founded more than 40 years ago and a wide range of immunotherapy to the first and only proton therapy center in northern Ohio for adults and children. Go to for more information.

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Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 19 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future and To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. is the organization’s unwavering mission. Follow UH on Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit