Center For Health Disparities Research
Nichole Tanner, MD graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2005. She then completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2008. She went on to complete Fellowship training at MUSC in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. While in fellowship training, Dr. Tanner was mentored by Dr. Gerard Silvestri, an internationally known lung cancer pulmonologist. She has worked on a variety of research projects focused on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with lung cancer and pulmonary nodules. Her current research interests include lung cancer screening, more specifically, the implementation of broad based lung cancer screening programs and the development of a lung cancer risk score to better determine who best to screen for lung cancer. In addition, she is currently involved in the evaluation of biologic testing to predict lung cancer risk. She is a trained interventional pulmonologist and has an appointment at the Ralph H. Johnson VA hospital where she participates in a weekly thoracic oncology multidisciplinary clinic. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine at MUSC and sees patients at the Hollings Cancer Institute. Dr. Tanner will also complete the Masters of Science in Clinical Research at MUSC in May 2013.