Peter Kuhn
Professor, Scripps Physics Oncology


Dr. Kuhn is a scientist and entrepreneur with a career long commitment in personalized healthcare and individualized cancer patient care.

Dr. Kuhn is a Director of the Scripps Physics Oncology Center where he is developing the concepts for lifelong diagnostic companions for cancer patients. Leveraging the fluid phase of solid tumors the Scripps Physics Oncology Center is advancing daily the forefront of both improving healthcare effectiveness by providing drug guidance and increasing our understanding of cancer as a disease in each individual patient.

Dr. Kuhn is a physicist who trained at the Julius Maximilians Universit├Ąt W├╝rzburg, Germany, before receiving his Masters in Physics at the University of Albany, Albany, NY in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1995. He then moved to Stanford University where he later joined the faculties of Medicine and Accelerator Physics. Since 2002 his primary faculty appointment is with Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Kuhn is a named inventor and author of over 150 patents and peer reviewed scientific publications.


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Peter Kuhn (Scripps Physics Oncology)
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