Dan Douer, MD

Leader, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Program
Pictured: Dan Douer

Medical oncologist Dan Douer, leader of the research program in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, talks about how patients are treated by a caring team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, and support staff.


I am a hematologist and oncologist certified in internal medicine and hematology by the Israeli Academy of Medicine, which is equivalent to the American board certifications. I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering's Leukemia Service in April 2011 after having served for 20 years as a senior faculty member and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University Of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, and the Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. Memorial Sloan Kettering has always been a leader in developing new therapies for various subtypes of leukemias, and it was a natural transition and a great privilege to join, as a senior attending, a group of talented colleagues and a center with so much history of excellence.

I started in hematology/oncology after my residency in Israel, when I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and completed my fellowship training at UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. I then joined the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, where I took part in developing the leukemia and bone marrow transplantation programs. Before moving to USC I served for two years as the Chief of the Hematology Program at the Tel Aviv University.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Acute and Chronic Leukemias; Development of New Therapies

Languages Spoken
English; Hebrew

MD, Hadassah Medical Faculty, The Hebrew University (Israel)


Rambam Maimonides Medical Center (Israel); Beilinson Medical Center (Israel)


UCLA Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine and Hematology (Israel)

Publications by Dan Douer
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