Dr. Robert Wascher is a surgical oncologist, professor of surgery, widely published author, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical recording artist.
Dr. Wascher graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a B.S. degree in the Biological Sciences (Honors in Research), with an emphasis in Cognitive Neurosciences. Subsequently, Dr. Wascher received his M.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. After completing medical school on a U.S. Army scholarship, Dr. Wascher performed his internship, in Surgery, at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. Following his internship, Dr. Wascher spent a year at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he performed a clinical fellowship in Neurosurgery.
Dr. Wascher completed residency training in Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, and was then assigned to Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas. While assigned to Fort Hood, Dr. Wascher served as the Chairman of the Cancer Program at Darnall Army Hospital, as well as the Chief of General Surgery. Subsequently, Dr. Wascher completed a 3-year research and clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, in Santa Monica, California, under Dr. Donald Morton. After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Wascher returned to Tripler Army Medical Center as the Chief of Surgical Oncology, and as Director of Research for Tripler Army Medical Center’s General Surgery Residency Program. While stationed in Honolulu, Dr. Wascher was also appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at the University of Hawaii’s renowned Cancer Research Center, and also served on the State of Hawaii’s Life Sciences Council.
In 2006, Dr. Wascher retired from the Army at the rank of Colonel, and was appointed as the director and founder of the new Division of Surgical Oncology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. In December of 2008, Dr. Wascher joined the Kaiser Permanente health care system in Orange County, California as the Physician-in-Charge for Surgical Oncology, and as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Wascher is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He has also been a member of the following professional organizations and societies: the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, the Southwest Oncology Group, the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Clinical Oncology Program. Dr. Wascher is also a registered researcher with the NIH.
Dr. Wascher is the prolific author of numerous papers, articles, columns, and books and book chapters on cancer biology and cancer (and other disease) prevention, and cancer treatment, as well as many other important public health topics. Dr. Wascher is also the founder and editor of Weekly Health Update, a leading global health information website (www.doctorwascher.com). He has also frequently appeared on television and radio programs to discuss many cancer and non-cancer related health topics. Dr. Wascher also serves as a Medical Expert and Consultant in Oncology, Surgery, Social Media & Medicine, and in other healthcare-related arenas, for multiple national and international organizations.
Dr. Wascher is the author of the bestselling book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race,” one of the few evidence-based cancer prevention books ever written for the lay public. (Dr. Wascher is represented by Richard Curtis & Associates, New York.)
In 2011, Dr. Wascher joined the faculty at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he currently serves as a Surgical Oncologist, Director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program, and Chief of the Department of Surgery. Dr Wascher is also a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, and he serves on the State of Arizona’s cancer Coalition.
On 4/24/2014, Robert “Doc” Wascher released the hit “new classic rock” instrumental song “Rewind” on his own Doc Wascher Records music label. ”Rewind” was composed, produced and entirely recorded by Dr. Wascher over a period of 6 months in his personal recording studio, and was then mastered at the same world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London where The Beatles, Pink Floyd and other legendary rock and roll groups recorded and mastered their timeless monster hits. ”Rewind” represent the first release from Dr. Wascher’s forthcoming debut album