University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Ticiana Leal, MD



MADISON, WI 53705-2275

(608) 263-9063


  • Federal University of Ceara, Brazil - MD
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital/University of Chicago Hospitals - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - Fellowship in Medical Oncology

Professional Activities

Dr. Ticiana Leal is a faculty member in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. She is a medical oncologist specializing in lung cancer. She is board certified in medical oncology and palliative care medicine. She serves as team leader of the UW Carbone Cancer Center Thoracic Malignancies Disease Oriented Team. She is member of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) NSCLC and mesothelioma/thymic malignancies panels, Associate Editor of The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN), and member of Executive Editorial Board for JNCCN. She is Co-Chair of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (CRC) Thoracic Clinical Trial Working Group. Dr. Leal is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology (WAHO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Dr. Leal has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed original research articles, book chapters, and posters. She has provided clinical and classroom instruction to medical students, residents, and fellows.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Leal’s clinical interests include medical oncology with emphasis on lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic malignancies.

Research Interests

Dr. Leal’s clinical research focuses on clinical trials of chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy agents to treat cancers of the lung.