June 15, 2020

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Radiation oncologist, microbiology postdoc researcher join UMMC faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Lance E. Keller, Ph.D.

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Dr. Lance E. Keller, recently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Fundamental Microbiology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology.

After receiving his B.A. in biology from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, in 2009, Keller earned his M.Sc. in biomedical science in 2012 and his Ph.D. in microbiology in 2015 at UMMC, where he was a dean’s scholar and recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Researcher Award. He then had postdoctoral research training at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, from 2015-17 and at the University of Lausanne from 2017-20.

The author or coauthor of 13 articles in peer-reviewed publications, Keller has given 10 presentations at scientific conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

Gary Shultz, D.O.

Portrait of Dr. Gary Shultz

Dr. Gary Shultz, a radiation oncologist with 35 years of experience, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiation oncology.

After receiving his B.S. in biology from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, in 1976, Shultz earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University, Iowa, in 1980. He had an urgent care and pain management with AOA internship from 1980-81 at Cranston General Hospital, Rhode Island and an internship and residency in radiation oncology from 1981-84 and a residency and instructorship from 1984-85 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Shultz began practicing in 1985 at McFarland Clinic, Ames, Iowa, and joined Midwest Cancer Center, Webster City, Iowa, in 1989; Macomb Hospital Center, Warren, Michigan, in 1992; Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, in 1993; Christie Clinic/University of Illinois, Champaign, in 2001; the John B. Amos Cancer Center/Columbus Regional Medical, Georgia, in 2015; and Paramount Oncology Group, Dubuque, Iowa, in 2018. He also served as an assistant professor of radiation oncology and radiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Champaign/Urbana, from 2002-15, and as medical director and chairman of radiation oncology and radiology at the Christie Clinic and University of Illinois.

A fellow of the American Association of Physician Specialists and a diplomate in radiation oncology, Shultz has served on the editorial board for the American Journal of Clinical Medicine. A delegate for the American Association of Physicians Specialists, Shultz is the author or coauthor of numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and has given several presentations and lectures at scientific meetings nationally.