Hematology and Oncology

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The Division of Hematology and Oncology is focused on improving patients’ therapeutic options and quality of life while working to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and hematologic disorders.

Our division houses laboratory-based investigators focused on a broad array of topics, including chemoprevention, cell signal pathways, epigenetics, immune-modulation, and nanotechnology theranostics.”

– William J. Gradishar, MD

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Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

Maha H.A. Hussain

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, and the Deputy Director at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a practicing oncologist, internationally renowned expert and clinical researcher in genitourinary oncology particularly prostate and bladder cancer. Her clinical research has contributed to impacting the standards of care for patients with metastatic hormone sensitive and castration resistant prostate cancer. Prior ...

Mary F Mulcahy

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), Radiology and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Colon cancer, Esophagus cancer, Gastric cancer, Hepatocellular cancer, Pancreas cancer, Rectal cancer

Derek A Wainwright

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), Microbiology-Immunology and Neuroscience

Our laboratory utilizes DNA sequencing, gene expression profiling, proteomic analyses, flow cytometric methodology and many other basic techniques to pursue goals that are ultimately translatable for improving health and overall survival in patients with brain cancer. Although our research is primarily focused on malignant glioma, with a special emphasis on glioblastoma, we are also interested in pursuing incurable pediatric brain tumors, as well as metastatic tumors that invade the brain/spinal cord. It is our sincere hope that, the basic mechanistic investigations that we carry out, uncover ...

Leo I Gordon

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The overarching goal of my involvement in translational research is to improve the outcome of patients with lymphoma. With scientists in the US and abroad, we are currently investigating novel signaling pathways in lymphoma, using cell lines and animal model systems. More specifically, our research focuses on the biology of reactive oxygen species signaling pathways in lymphoma. Active investigations include: 1) the biology of the lactone diterpenoids in lymphoma; 2) the development of all trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and curcumin loaded nanodisks as a drug delivery vehicle in mantle cell lympho...

Jonathan Moreira

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Jonathan Moreira is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. After receiving dual bachelor degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he returned to his native Chicago, where he received a medical degree from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. He then went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He returned to Chicago to complete a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University’s...

Aparna Kalyan

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

My primary interests are in developing novel therapeutic combinations for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. I am interested in incorporating immunotherapy and molecular testing into clinical trials.

Jindan Yu

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The primary research focus of the lab is to understand aberrant transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of prostate cancer. We utilize high-throughput genomic techniques in combination with bioinformatics/statistical analysis to generate hypothetical concepts. We then test these hypotheses using traditional molecular or cellular biological approaches and examine the functional relevance of innovative mechanisms using in vitro cell line and in vivo mouse models. Transcription factors of particular interest to us include androgen receptor (AR), FoxA1, Polycomb group protein (EZH2), and the Ets...

Anaadriana Zakarija

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders and their complications. Evaluation of causes of thrombosis and education regarding treatment and prevention of thrombosis.

Shuo Ma

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Ma' clinical and research interests are focused on chronic lymphoid malignancies,including chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Dr. Ma directs the clinical and translational research initiatives in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to develop and study novel treatment agents for the treatment of CLL. Her translational investigations have included novel biologic agents, mechanisms of drug resistance and immunotherapy. Dr. Ma is the Principal Investigator for a number of investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials studying new exciting treatments agents f...

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