Elisabeth I. Heath, MD FACP
Hartmann Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Team Leader
Director, Prostate Cancer Research
Associate Center Director, Translational Sciences
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Elisabeth Heath, M.D., F.A.C.P., leads the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and is the Director of Prostate Cancer Research. She serves as medical director of the Infusion Center. She has been an active clinical and scientific member of Karmanos since 2003 and is professor of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Heath has a distinguished career as a prostate cancer researcher, serving as the Patricia C. and E. Jan Hartmann Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research. She is also involved in prostate cancer Committees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and is the principal investigator for a Department of Defense grant in the nationally-recognized Prostate Clinical Trials Cancer Consortium.
Dr. Heath is a member of the Journal of Oncology Editorial Board as well as a member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Research Awards Review Committees and Department of Defense prostate and bladder cancer study section. She currently serves as the past-president for the KCI Medical Executive Committee, serves on the KCI Salary Committee, has served as member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and serves on the board of directors of the state-sponsored Michigan Cancer Consortium.
Dr. Heath was honored with the inaugural Michigan Cancer Consortium Champion Award for 2016. In addition, Dr. Heath was also the recipient of the National Cancer Institute Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award in 2010. She has also been awarded the Wayne State University School of Medicine College Teaching Award in 2007, 2011, 2015 and holds the Top Doc designation in Hour Magazine from 2010-2016. She was featured in the May/June 2015 Top Docs edition of Ambassador Magazine. Dr. Heath serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Gold Humanism Honor Society and has been the recipient of the Leonard Tow 2009 Humanism in Medicine Award. She was the recipient of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Physician’s Golden Heart Award in 2011. Dr. Heath is a dedicated clinician-scientist, researcher, and teacher at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
She earned her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, completed her internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, and completed her medical oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.