Schiller, Joan H.

Schiller, Joan H

Joan H. Schiller is a board-certified medical oncology physician with a knack for matching the correct chemotherapy drug combinations to the tumor for maximum effectiveness of treatment.

  • Serves as deputy director of clinical investigation of Schar Cancer Institute.
  • Former deputy director of Simmons Cancer Center.
  • Founder and president of Free to Breathe, a lung cancer awareness-raising organization.
  • Strong clinical interest in prevention and early detection; known for offering patient-focused care.
  • Research interests include clinical trials, drug development and experimental therapeutics.
  • Member of National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Counselors, board member of International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and founder-president of National Lung Cancer Partnership.
  • Former editor of peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Authored or coauthored more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Won American Thoracic Society’s 2011 William J. Marting II Distinguished Achievement Award.
  • Listed in “Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.”


  • M.D. degree from University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago.