This is our surgeon and one of my Heros these days. I am so thankful to him for helping to save my sons life. Pretty unbelievable that we have the BEST of the BEST on out team!
R. Lor Randall, M.D., B.A.
R. Lor Randall, MD, FACS, is the Director of Sarcoma Services at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Medical Center. He has a busy quaternary referral clinical practice specializing in musculoskeletal surgical oncology. Dr. Randall is also the Medical Director of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital Operating Rooms. The Sarcoma Services at HCI, because of its comprehensive experience in sarcomas, is continually developing and refining institutional based research and treatment protocols to improve the outcome in these rare but highly malignant conditions. HCI is a SARC participant and also is very active in the Children’s Oncology Group. Dr. Randall is a Professor of Orthopaedics and The L.B. & Olive S. Young Endowed Chair for Cancer Research. Among his academic responsibilities, he is chief of the Sarcoma Array Research Consortium (SARC) Lab, a laboratory investigating the molecular genetic mechanisms that give rise to sarcomas. In a joint effort with universities around the country, the SARC Lab is able to process and analyze donated tissue samples and report back to collaborators. The SARC Lab also has mechanistic experiments looking at genes involved in regulating apoptosis in sarcomas. Other areas of funded research include EGF modulated gene synchronization in desmoids. Randall developed the Sarcoma Advanced Research and Clinical (SARC) Fellowship. The Fellowship provides extensive exposure to tertiary/quaternary sarcoma surgery. The clinical experience includes the work up and management of the complete array of benign and malignant musculoskeletal neoplastic and pseudoneoplastic conditions, with broad pediatric and adult exposure. Basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities are readily available for Fellows. Randall came to Huntsman Cancer Institute in 1998 from The University of Washington, where he completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1992 and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Randall's clinical and research efforts have been recognized internationally. Amongst his honors, he is the recipient of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons' Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Scholar Award as well as Best Paper Award and has been invited as an American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow. He is presently President of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, and a member of several national and international oncology and surgical societies including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Children's Oncology Group, Interurban Orthopaedic Society and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is the author of numerous scientific manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts in the field of sarcoma surgery and biology.