Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Dermatology

Director, Chest Oncology and Thoracic Oncology Research Program

Vice Chair, Translational Research

Dr. Ravi Salgia is an expert in thoracic oncology. He has clinical expertise in thoracic oncology, and has developed a strong program in novel therapeutics targeting thoracic malignancies. He has been practicing medical oncology with special expertise in thoracic oncology for more than 15 years. Dr. Salgia also consults on national and international cases in thoracic malignancies.

He has defined several novel targets in oncology, and leads a strong clinical and research group. Dr. Salgia is developing potential biomarkers that would be useful for early diagnosis, linkage to prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring in these diseases.

His research includes studying targeted therapies that enhance the quality of life for patients with cancer. Specifically, he and his laboratory identified that targeting the receptor tyrosine kinases are important in lung cancer. Most recently, they identified unique mutations of the receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met. In addition, they have discovered important pathways in heat shock proteins. Dr. Salgia's clinical and research effort is to bring these advanced therapies for patient benefit. His work has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, MARF, and the University of Chicago Research Cancer Center.

Dr. Salgia has published numerous articles in prestigious journals, and has contributed to books related to thoracic malignancies. He is also an associate editor for various journals, and consults in thoracic oncology for Best Doctors.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School


American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-3002

Office Postal Address

Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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More About Dr. Salgia

Dr. Salgia was featured in two WGN-TV reports about advanced treatment options for lung cancer:

Learn how Dr. Salgia collaborates with other experts to improve screening and prevention methods for patients at high risk for developing cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.

When Tony Palumbo was faced with "incurable" non-small cell lung cancer, Dr. Salgia created a personalized treatment plan. Thanks to aggressive therapy and a positive approach, Palumbo is now cancer-free.

After Jim Chessare's successful surgery to remove a small mediastinal tumor, he was referred to Dr. Saglia to be evaluated for follow-up care.

Learn how Dr. Salgia collaborates with other experts to improve screening and prevention methods for patients at high risk for developing cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.

View a video presentation of Dr. Salgia's lung cancer talk, "Lung Cancer Research: From Prevention to Cure."

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Salgia delivered a lecture on translational research in lung cancer at a Grand Rounds event in Wisconsin. Watch his presentation.

Dr. Salgia is implanting human cancer mutations into tiny worms, in order to find out which genes make promising drug targets. Learn more about his work.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Salgia's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.