Dr. Charles "Jack" Lusch (1953)

2020 Graduate of Distinction

Dr. Charles “Jack” Lusch

Class of 1953

Dr. Charles “Jack” Lusch, class of 1953, received his A.B. degree from Lafayette College in 1957 and his M.D. from Temple in 1961. He has been a clinical professor of medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and adjunct professor at Penn, Temple, and Drexel Medical Schools.

He was co-founder and later vice chair of the PA State Hemophilia Program. He was the principal investigator in the National Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Program. Dr. Lusch is the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Lusch has received the “Hero in Fight Against Breast Cancer” Award from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, has been recognized as “Pioneer in Oncology,” and has been elected to “Best Doctors” 1996-2014.

In retirement, he has served as a consultant to the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center. His lifelong interest in automobile engines has led to a side career as a racing doctor for NASCAR, CART, and USAC.