Our People

Ludwig Cancer Research is a community of the world's leading scientists, all pursuing innovative ways to prevent and control cancer. The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has an expansive research presence through its branches and collaborative laboratories around the world. In addition, the Ludwig Centers are scientific partners operating independently at six elite U.S. institutions. Learn more.

Ralph Venhaus, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Venhaus, MD
Vice President for Clinical Trials Management

I joined the Ludwig Institute in 2002 after 15 years of clinical research in international pharmaceutical and US biotechnology industries. Before that I spent 10 years in clinical practice, spanning a career from EMT to board-certified anesthesiologist in Germany. Since 2002 I have been involved in building and overseeing Ludwig’s clinical trials, using state-of-the-art electronic means in full compliance with U.S. and international regulatory standards and Good Clinical Practice. I am enthusiastic about the opportunities Ludwig has to conduct first-class clinical studies in a global, fast-paced environment, based on Ludwig’s inventions and in collaboration with highly-rated clinical study sites and corporate partners. To do this at a time when immune therapy is revolutionizing mainstream cancer treatments worldwide is a true privilege. I hold a medical degree from the University of Heidelberg.