Donald Trump, MD, FACP

Donald Trump, MD, FACP

President & CEO, Emeritus
Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
Areas of Expertise: 
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Special Interests: 
Novel therapeutics in prostate and bladder cancer
High dose vitamin D as a cancer therapeutic
Vitamin D insufficiency in cancer patients
Role of vitamin D supplementation in cancer prevention and morbidity reduction
Role of vitamin D in cancer prevention and treatment


On first coming to Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in January 2002, Dr. Donald Trump served as Senior Vice President for Clinical Research; Chair, Department of Medicine; and Co-Principal Investigator (PI) of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) funded by the National Cancer Institute. He was appointed Associate Institute Director in the fall of 2006 and became President and CEO of RPCI, and PI of the CCSG, in 2007. Dr. Trump was President and Chief Executive Officer of RPCI from April 2007 until October 2014.

He is analyzing the potential of vitamin D for cancer prevention and treatment, and cares for patients with prostate cancer and other urologic cancers. He is principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several grants funded by the National Cancer Institute. He holds European and U.S. patents for the use of vitamin D and vitamin D analogs in combination with high-dose chemotherapy.

Dr. Trump earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, in 1970. From 1970 to 1975, he completed an internship and residency training in Medicine and a fellowship in Oncology and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Trump is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, with Subspecialty Boards in Medical Oncology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Trump is past Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and is a member of many professional and scientific societies. Together with his collaborator, Dr. Candace Johnson, Dr. Trump has co-edited a recent textbook entitled Vitamin D and Cancer (Springer). In May 2009 he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He is a reviewer and/or member of the editorial board of prestigious journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer, Journal of Urologic Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Cure, Oncology, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Cancer Research, and Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Trump has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal publications, book chapters and abstracts.


Education and Training: 
MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Chief Resident, Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Medical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine