Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacological Sciences
Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention
Vice President of Business Development and Dean for Clinical Affairs, Stony Brook School of Medicine.
Basil Rigas, M.D., D.Sc. graduated from Athens University and did postgraduate work at Brown (Medicine), Brandeis (Biochemistry), and Yale (Gastroenterology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Molecular Biology in the Department of Human Genetics). He served on the faculty at Cornell University (Departments of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology), Rockefeller University and the Institute for Cancer Prevention (formerly known as the American Health Foundation). Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and also of Pharmacological Sciences and serves as the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention at Stony Brook, an interdisciplinary center established by the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. He is also the Dean of Clinical Affairs and the Vice President for Business Development at the Stony Brook School of Medicine.
During the last several years, he has focused his efforts on the prevention of colon cancer using traditional NSAIDs, NO-donating NSAIDs and other pharmacological agents. He has also pioneered the application of infrared spectroscopy to biology with emphasis on cancer holding several relevant patents. A new area of work concerns the use of nanotechnology in the prevention of cancer.
Dr. Rigas was recently featured on the cover of the International Journal of Oncology; his was included.
|Clinical Gastroenterology, written by Basil Rigas, translated into three languages |