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Department of Medicine

  Division of Hematology/Oncology

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photo Edward Chu, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Colorectal cancer, GI Cancer, Cancer pharmacology, cancer drug development, Phase I/II clinical trials, Drug resistance, Chinese herbal medicine

Email: chue2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6589

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photo Leonard J Appleman, MD,PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Genitourinary Malignancies, Experimental Therapeutics

Email: applemanlj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7833

photo Nathan Bahary, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: GI Oncology, Gastrointestinal Development, Development Biology using Zebra fish, Novel treatment stratgies to treat GI Cancer

Email: baharyn@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7764

photo Franklin A. Bontempo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Coagulation, Thrombosis, Bleeding Disorders, Lupus Anticoagulants, Coagulation in Liver Transplantation

Email: fbontempo@itxm.org

Phone: 412-209-7320

photo Michael Boyiadzis, MD,MHSc

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Natural Killer Cell Biology/ Immunotherapy, Hematologic Malignancies, Stem Cell Transplantation

Email: boyiadzism@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-0040

photo Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Prostate cancer, Breast Molecular Biology, Metastatic Disease

Email: brufskyam@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-6500

Ronald J Buckanovich, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Email: buckanovichrj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-4721

photo Melissa A Burgess, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sarcoma; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Clinical Trials, Quality Improvement

Email: burgessma@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6578

photo Timothy F. Burns, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: burnstf@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7770

photo Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Immunotherapy of melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma

Email: butterfieldl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-1418

photo Edward Chu, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Colorectal cancer, GI Cancer, Cancer pharmacology, cancer drug development, Phase I/II clinical trials, Drug resistance, Chinese herbal medicine

Email: chue2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6589

Lan G Coffman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Ovarian cancer biology, Tumor microenvironment,Mesenchymal stem cells, Mechanisms of metastasis

Email: coffmanl@mail.magee.edu

Phone: 412-641-2016

photo Diwakar Davar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: cancer immunology and immunotherapy; checkpoint inhibition; biomarker development; melanoma

Email: davard@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7368

photo Laura M. De Castro, MD

Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sickle Cell Disease

Email: decastrolm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7026

photo Albert D. Donnenberg, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hematopietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Stem Cell Biology and Therapy, Immune Reconstitution, Cancer Cell Biology, Flow Cytometry

Email: donnenbergad@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7781

photo Kathleen Dorritie, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, novel therapeutics for acute myeloid leukemia

Email: dorritieka@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7764

photo Jan Drappatz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Early Clinical Drug Development, Glioblastoma, CNS Lymphoma, Brain Metastases

Email: drappatzj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6507

photo Robert J Ferguson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cancer Surviovorship, Cancer-Related Cognitive Dysfunction, Palliative Care

Email: fergusonrj2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-5888

photo Julien J. Fourcade, PharmD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: spontaneous and vaccine-induced T cell immune responses against melanoma and other solid tumors in cancer patients, and their interaction with cancer cells and other immune cell subsets involved in an

Email: fourcadejj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3244

photo Deborah L. Galson, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Paget's disease of bone, Multiple Myeloma bone disease, signal transduction, chromatin

Email: galson@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-623-1112

photo James G Herman, MD

Visiting Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: cancer epigenetics with a particular focus on upper aerodigestive cancer (lung and esophagus) Early Detection of Lung Cancer, Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers

Email: hermanj3@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7769

photo Annie Im, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Stem Cell transplant and graft-versus-host-disease

Email: imap@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7764

photo Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Risk and Primary Prevention

Email: jankowitzr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-4530

photo Gregory J Kato, MD

Visiting Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, erythroid differentiation, clinical and translational research, Phase I drug tirals, drug development, endothelial function

Email: katogj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-3017

photo John M. Kirkwood, MD

Professor of Medicine

Email: kirkwoodjm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7707

photo Joseph E. Kiss, MD

Professor of Medicine

Email: jkiss@itxm.org

Phone: 412-209-7326

photo James J. Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Colorectal Cancer, Immunotherapy, Experimental Therapeutics, Phase I/II/III Trials

Email: leejj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6586

photo Frank S. Lieberman, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Brain tumor therapy, molecular genetic of brain tumors, neurologic complications of cancer and cancer treatment, neurofibromatosis

Email: liebermanf@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2600

photo Anna E Lokshin, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Biomarkers for Cancer Diagnostics; Biomarkers for Cancer Therapy Monitoring; Chemotherapy and stem cells response

Email: lokshina@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-623-7706

photo Carissa A. Low, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: lowca@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-5973

photo Yana G. Najjar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Immunotherapy, combination strategies of immunotherapy, translational research, tumor immunology, remodeling the tumor microenvironment, melanoma.

Email: najjaryg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-2294

photo Enrico M Novelli, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hemolysis-associated thrombosis; vascular dysfunction in Sickle Cell Disease

Email: novellie@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-2591

photo Solomon F Ofori-Acquah, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sickle Cell Disease, Acute Chest syndrome; Vascular endothelial cell biology; Genomics; Drug Discovery; International hematology; Glboin gene regulation

Email: sfo2@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9231

photo Ellen Ormond, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: ormonde@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4719

photo Amma Owusu-Ansah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: amma.owusuansah@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-7821

photo Vida Cecilia A Passero, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Gastrointestinal cancer; Comparative effectiveness in oncology

Email: passerova@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-360-6178

photo Donna M. Posluszny, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Adherence to medical regimens; psychosocial adaptation; family caregivers; patient-caregiver dyadic coping; hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT); leukemia; lymphoma; quality of life

Email: poslusznydm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-5966

photo Margaret V. Ragni, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Email: ragni@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-209-7288

photo Priya Rastogi, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: rastogip@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-3494

photo Robert L. Redner, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Benign and Malignant Hematology, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Myeloproliferative diseases, CML

Email: redner@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-623-3257

photo Linda B. Robertson, RN, MSN, Dr PH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: robertsonlk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-8588

photo John C. Schmitz, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: development of novel chemotherapeutic targets and agents for the treatment of human colorectal cancer

Email: schmitzjc@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-7743

photo Craig D. Seaman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Secondary Appointment

Academic Interest: Hemastatis and Thrombosis, Cardiovascular disease in bleeding disorders, hypertension in hemophilia,

Email: seamanc@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-209-7308

photo Malabika Sen, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cancer Biology; Epigenetics; Signal Transduction; Cancer Therapeutics/Chemopreventive

Email: senm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7821

photo Warren D. Shlomchik, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Understanding the complex immunology of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell. Adaptive immunity; Clinical Research; Dendritic Cell Immunobiology; Immunological Tolerance

Email: warrens@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-1591

photo Roy E. Smith, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Colorectal Cancer Bleeding and Thrombostic Disorders

Email: res57@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-6466

photo Richard A. Steinman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: steinman@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-623-3237

photo Quanhong Sun, PhD

Research Instructor in Medicine

Email: sunq2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7735

photo Darcy L. Thull, MS

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Genetic Counseling, Hereditary Cancer Predisposition

Email: dthull@magee.edu

Phone: 412-641-1466

photo G. Van Londen, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Assessment and management of adverse effects of and adherence to self-administered cancer therapies

Email: vanLondenJ@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2382

photo Liza C. Villaruz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lung Cancer, Novel therapies in lung cancer; clinical trials in lung cancer

Email: villaruzl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6578

photo Lazar Vujanovic, PhD

Research Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Cancer Immunology and Iimmunotherapy

Email: vujanovicl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-4661

photo Donald V Woytowitz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Myelodysplastic syndrome; myeloproliferative disorder; idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Benigh Hematology; Low Grade NHL; CLL; Hypercoagulable states

Email: woytowitzdv@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6466

photo Hassane M. Zarour, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cancer Immunology, Cancer Immunotherapy of melanoma and other solid tumors, cancer vaccines, and T cell immunology

Email: zarourhm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-3272