Memorial Sloan Kettering physician-scientist Ross Levine

Ross L. Levine, MD

Physician-Scientist

Titles

Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research; Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies

Clinical Expertise

Leukemias; Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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About Me

Education

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residencies

Internal Medicine - Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowships

Hematology/Medical Oncology - Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Partners Cancer Care

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Hematology; Medical Oncology

I am a physician-scientist focused on researching and treating blood and bone marrow cancers, including acute myeloid leukemia and the chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, and primary myelofibrosis.

Taking care of leukemia patients during my residency and fellowship inspired my interest in the disease. I saw that while our treatments could be quite effective the first go-round, many leukemia patients relapse. That got me thinking about how we could better understand why leukemia develops and how we could create new, targeted treatments to improve outcomes.

When I am not running my research lab (more information on that here), I treat people with leukemia on an inpatient basis. I do approximately 30 procedures a year, most of which are bone marrow biopsies.

Most people feel overwhelmed when they are first diagnosed, so our job is to give them the information they need and to show them that a whole team of experts is here to help them through the process. My hope is that patients leave our interactions feeling empowered and hopeful.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, playing tennis and squash, and rooting for the New York Mets!

Awards and Honors

  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Cancer Research (2014), Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research (2013), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar (2012), Boyer Award for Clinical Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2011), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Award (2007), American Society of Hematology Basic Research Fellow Award (2006), American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award (2006), American Society of Hematology 2016 Scientific Program co-chair Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Research and Publications