Carolyn E. Reed, M.D. received her Doctor of Medicine degree with Honor and Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1977. Following a surgical residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, she completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She returned to the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center to complete a cardiothoracic surgical residency. Dr. Reed moved to the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, South Carolina) in 1985 to build a thoracic oncology program. She is presently Professor of Surgery; Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery; Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs, Hollings Cancer Center; and holds the Alice Ruth Reeves Folk Endowed Chair of Clinical Oncology. She served as the Director, Hollings Cancer Center from 2000 – 2004. Her research interests include basic and clinical research in lung cancer and esophageal cancer. She has led national clinical trials in these areas - most recently through the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG).
She is a member of numerous scientific and medical societies and has provided dynamic leadership to a number of national and international professional associations. She has been Chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery from 2005-2007. She was President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association in 2007 and is Treasurer of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Reed has served 9 years on the editorial board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and most recently been named to the editorial board of the American Cancer Society, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and is a coeditor of Shields Textbook of General Thoracic Surgery. She is presently Vice-Chair, Thoracic Organ Site Committee for the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group.
Adjuvant lung cancer trials
Adjuvant esophageal cancer trials
Endosonographic staging of lung and esophageal cancer