Curriculum Vitae

Robert K. Oldham, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae


Medical School

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri


  • Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee


  • Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee


  • Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Hematology, ICIG-Hospital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France


  • Board Certification, Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Osler Society
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow




Dr. Robert K. Oldham is an internationally recognized oncology/hematology specialist. He is regarded as a leading pioneer in the development and use of Biotherapy - the fourth modality in cancer treatment. Dr. Oldham has been listed in "The Best Doctors of America" since Woodward / White began publishing the list.

Dr. Oldham attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where his undergraduate studies were in chemical engineering and pre-medical sciences. He completed his M.D. degree in 1968. During medical school, he was awarded a PHS Student Research Fellowship and two PHS Cancer Clinical Research Fellowships. Dr. Oldham subsequently interned and did his residency in Internal Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. He continued his education with a Medical Oncology Fellowship and graduate studies in immunology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland during 1970-1972. There he served as Clinical Associate in the Radiation Branch and in the Cellular and Tumor Immunology Section of the Laboratory of Cell Biology.

Research and active leadership in cancer treatment has been the ongoing focus of Dr. Oldham’s professional life. He has contributed over 400 papers to the medical/scientific literature and presented thousands of abstracts, posters and lectures at various meetings on cancer research and treatment.