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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

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

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Sunandana Chandra

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I have an interest in the development of clinical trials, as well as studying novel biomarkers that may be used as prognostic and predictive tools in the management of melanoma and other advanced skin cancers, as well as cancer of unknown primary.

John D Crispino

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

Research in the Crispino laboratory is focused on investigating the regulatory mechanisms governing normal and malignant blood cell development, with an emphasis on understanding the growth of erythroid cells (red blood cells) and megakaryocytes (platelet-producing cells). In addition, the group has a major interest in learning how changes in normal essential regulatory molecules lead to human blood diseases, including acute leukemias and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The lab seeks to make seminal basic science discoveries while simultaneously translating these discoveries in ways that ...

Shuo Ma

Associate 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...

Robert J Lewandowski

Professor of Radiology (Vascular and Interventional Radiology), Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Surgery

I am primarily interested in loco-regional therapies to treat primary and secondary liver cancers. I am involved in both pre-clinical and clinical studies along these lines. I am also very interested in the use of IVC filters in patients with venous thromboembolic disease.

Meejeon Roh

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Understanding prostate cancer using molecular biology approaches in combination with transgenic mouse model has been the main focus of my independent and collaborative research. I have an extensive expertise in mouse models as well as molecular characteristics of cancer cells. My ultimate research goal is to translate what we have learned in the laboratory setting into clinically relevant therapy, which is evidenced by my grant supports oriented to translational research. Recently, I have been working with Dr. Schaeffer to understand the molecular alterations behind the racial disparity of Afr...

Ami N Shah

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

I am dedicated to providing the high-quality and compassionate care for patients with breast cancer. I am interested in clinical research with a focus on developing clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of all stages of breast cancer and investigating biomarkers to guide therapy decisions.

Hau C Kwaan

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Hematology and Oncology, with special interest in Thrombosis and Bleeding Disorders and in Fibrinolysis.

Aparna Kalyan

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

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.

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 ...

Lisa E Flaum

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

My clinical practice involves the medical treatment of breast cancer in women and men with a particular interest in young women with breast cancer. My clinical research endeavors involve chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and novel therapies for the treatment of breast cancer. I am interested in ways to optimize and individualize breast cancer treatment based on patient characteristics as well as tumor specific molecular profiles.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Terri Dillon

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Contact Terri Dillon for more information on supporting the Division of Hematology-Oncology at 312-503-4837 or terri-dillon@northwestern.edu.

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