Timothy DiChiara, PhD

Medical Writer


Oncology, Hematology, Neuroscience, CNS disorders


Duke University, Bates College


Having a basic understanding of skin cancer, and knowing what questions to ask your doctor, can help you cope with this difficult time and receive the best possible treatment.

— Timothy DiChiara, PhD


Timothy J. DiChiara, PhD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering skin cancer. He is currently a medical writer at the pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo. Formerly a neurobiology research scientist at Duke University, he has since written educational materials for cancer doctors and nurses that helps keep them up-to-date with the latest treatment advances and clinical trial results. He also has a deep knowledge of cancer molecular biology, having been a research scientist with multiple articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals to his credit.


Dr. DiChiara earned his PhD in neurobiology from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and his Bachelor of Arts from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

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