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Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Chief for Outpatient Clinics and Outreach Director, Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Program Clinic Medical Director for Malignant Hematology

Areas of Interest

Plasma cell disorders; Multiple myeloma; Light chain (AL) amyloidosis; Monoclonal gammopathies; Drug development; Older adults; Geriatric assessment

About

Dr. Tuchman is a board-certified medical oncologist and divides his time between clinical care and clinical research. He studies and treats all forms of plasma cell disorders but has a special research interest in amyloidosis, and in managing older, frail patients with multiple myeloma. He has years of experience in managing patients and leading research efforts in these disorders, and he directs the multiple myeloma and amyloidosis program at UNC. As part of that role, he mentors the research and career development of trainees who have an interest in myeloma and related conditions. Outside UNC, Dr. Tuchman sits on expert groups that design research in and formulate guidelines for managing plasma cell disorders, such as the International Myeloma Working Group, the International Society for Amyloidosis, and the multiple myeloma committee in the Alliance cooperative cancer research group. When not at work, he enjoys playing ice hockey, cycling, playing music, studying languages, reading history, and spending time with his family including his wife and three sons.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Tufts University
  • Medical School Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • MHS Duke University
  • Residency Duke University Medical Center
  • Chief Resident Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Duke University Medical Center