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Max S Wicha MD

Medical Oncology


Dr. Max Wicha received his medical degree from Stanford University and trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago. He then went on to the National Cancer Institute, where he trained in clinical oncology and cancer biology. Dr. Wicha joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1980 and served as chief in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine, from 1984 to 1993. He was the director of the U-M Rogel Cancer Center since its inception in 1986 until 2015, when he became director emeritus. Dr. Wicha remains an active clinician, specializing in the treatment of breast cancer patients, and is nationally known for his research in the field of breast oncology, particularly the study of how breast cancer cells grow and metastasize. Dr. Wicha is is not accepting new patients.


Medical School or Training
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, 1974
  • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine, IL, 1977
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


Role of stem cells in breast cancer development and treatment.