Larry M. Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D. is a swimmer and father of English Channel swimmer Laurin Weisenthal. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Louisville where he was on the varsity swim team. He received his doctorate in pharmacology, studying in the laboratory of Dr. Raymond W. Ruddon, and his medical degree from the University of Michigan where he underwent his internship and residency in internal medicine.
He was a Clinical Associate, Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute and Lt Commander, USPHS, Bethesda, Maryland. He did a one-year post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Lippman, NCI, Bethesda and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He worked for eight years in the Section of Hematology-Oncology at the Long Beach Veterans Administration hospital as a Staff Physician and Clinical Investigator in the VA Central Office Career Development Program, and as an Associate Professor of Medicine In Residence at the University of California Irvine.
He served three years as the oncology reviewer for the VA Research Advisory Group and five years on the Expert Advisory Committee for the NCI/NIH Antitumor Drug Screening Program.
He co-founded Oncotech (a national clinical laboratory corporation) where he was the Founding Corporate Director, Clinical Laboratory Director, and Vice-President for Scientific Affairs. In 1992, he focused his attention in a professional services group (Weisenthal Cancer Group).
He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1993-98) and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) at the University of California Irvine.
His bibliography includes 45 research papers, reviews, and book chapters; 34 abstracts, 1 Ph.D. thesis.
Dr. Weisenthal is the holder of two patents.