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Patrick Forde, M.B.B.Ch.

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Director, Thoracic Cancer Clinical Research Program

Assistant Professor of Oncology


Languages: English, Irish

Expertise: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology, Mesothelioma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumors, Small Cell Lung Cancer more

Research Interests: Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Clinical Investigation

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964

401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Phone: 410-955-3974
Fax: 410-614-9334

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
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Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-955-3974
Fax: 410-614-9334


Dr. Forde treats patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma and other thoracic cancers. He completed training in internal medicine and oncology in Ireland prior to undertaking a further fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He is currently Associate Member of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and has led development of a clinical-translational research program focused on the immuno-oncology of upper aerodigestive malignancies. Dr. Forde's research examines the role of neoadjuvant anti-PD-1 therapy in earlier stage lung cancer and his work has led to the development of several ongoing phase 3 trials. 

He leads several international phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of novel immunotherapy approaches for lung cancer and mesothelioma that are currently active in Europe, Asia and North America while also serving as principal investigator for the thoracic cancer immunobiology biospecimen repository at Johns Hopkins. He is focused on providing compassionate, state of the art care for his patients in conjunction with a team of oncology specialist nurses, nurse practitioners and dedicated staff. more


  • Director, Thoracic Cancer Clinical Research Program
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology



  • MBBCh, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2004)


  • Royal College of Physicians Ireland / Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital / Medical Oncology (2008)
  • Beaumont Hospital / Medical Oncology (2009)


  • Cork University Hospital / Medical Oncology (2010)
  • St James's Hospital / Medical Oncology (2011)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Oncology (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Forde PF, Sadadcharam M, Bourke MG, Conway TA, Guerin SR, de Kruijf M, O'Sullivan GC, Impellizeri J, Clover AJ, Soden DM. Preclinical evaluation of an endoscopic electroporation system Endoscopy. 2016 May;48(5):477-83. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-101343. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

Marrone KA, Forde PM. Nivolumab for refractory metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer: fulfilling an unmet need. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2015 Dec;4(6):801-3. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2218-6751.2015.05.04.

Jahangeer S, Gardiner RE, Forde P, Hinchion J. Successful Management of an Occult Cardiac Tamponade with Prompt Surgical Intervention and a Novel, Defined Pericardial Irrigation Protocol. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2015 Dec;4(1):28-30. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1549302. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Forde PM, Ettinger DS.Managing acquired resistance in EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2015 Aug;13(8):528-32.

Lipson EJ, Forde PM, Hammers HJ, Emens LA, Taube JM, Topalian SL. Antagonists of PD-1 and PD-L1 in Cancer Treatment. Semin Oncol. 2015 Aug;42(4):587-600. doi: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2015.05.013. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Activities & Honors


  • Fellowship Award, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), 2013
  • Career Development Award, LUNGevity Lung Cancer Foundation, 2014 - 2017
  • Paul Carbone MD Fellowship Award, 2013
  • Director's Teaching Award in Clinical Science, SKCCC, 2014 - 2015
  • AACR-SU2C Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Award, 2016
  • ESMO Travel Award, 2016


  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

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