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Lynne Eldridge, MD

Physician

Expertise

Cancer

Education

Stanford University, Bethel University, University of Minnesota Medical School

Highlights

Experience

Lynn Eldridge, MD spent 15 years helping individuals navigate their way through the initial stages of a cancer diagnosis as a primary care physician and patient advocate.

Impassioned by a desire to further support, educate, and advocate for cancer survivors everywhere, Dr. Eldridge left private practice and now leads university lectures and seminars for cancer survivor groups across the United States and Europe, and is actively involved with several cancer advocacy groups.

As a physician, friend, and caregiver, Dr. Eldridge is intimately in touch with how a diagnosis of cancer impacts your life. And as an advocate for people with lung cancer, she travels widely speaking on the stigma of lung cancer. Those in the lung cancer community can sense her love and compassion, and many have participated in her "ceremonies" of healing—not something new age as it sounds, but rather a celebration of life as it is, where it is, with whoever is present, in the moment.

Dr. Eldridge received the Global Lung Cancer Coalition Excellence in Journalism Award in 2010 for her contributions which have raised awareness about lung cancer around the world. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency in family medicine through the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. She completed postgraduate studies in public health and has conducted research on the role of environmental exposures in cancer development.

Education

Dr. Eldridge has undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and Bethel University where she studied chemistry and music. She earned her medical degree from the Univerity of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. During this time, she pursued further training in public health, with time spent in Hawaii studying the effects of pesticides on cancer in humans. 

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