Ross L. Levine, MD
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Elected 2011

Ross Levine is a Chief of the Molecular Cancer Medicine Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). He is also an Attending Physician on the Leukemia Service, Department of Medicine, the Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research and a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Levine earned his A.B. from Harvard College and a M.D. from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Levine served as a Resident in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and as a Hematology-Oncology Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His laboratory focuses on elucidating the genetic basis of myeloid malignancies, and using this knowledge to improve outcomes for patients with these disorders. His primary research interests include the role of JAK-STAT signaling in malignant transformation and in the effects of mutations in epigenetic modifiers in clonal hematopoiesis, MPN, and AML. Moreover, as a physician scientist, his laboratory has a specific interest in translating this knowledge back to the clinic and in participating in the preclinical and clinical evaluation of targeted therapies for leukemia patients. He has been honored with the Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology, a Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Boyer Award for Clinical Investigation from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mentor of the year for 2020 at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and a NCI Outstanding Investigator R35 Award. In 2011 he was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and in 2018 to the Association of American Physicians.