Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Hematology and Oncology

About Us

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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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

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Jindan  Yu, MD, PhD

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 ...

Hau C Kwaan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Benign hema, Blood coagulation

Robert J Lewandowski, MD

Professor of 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.

Leonidas C Platanias, MD, PhD

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

chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Hidayatullah G Munshi, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Pancreatic cancer remains the most lethal human malignancy because of early metastasis and lack of significant response to current therapies. Since human pancreatic tumors are associated with a pronounced fibrotic reaction, my lab has been interested in understanding how this fibrosis contributes to pancreatic cancer progression: 1. Understand how fibrosis regulates pancreatic cancer invasion and metastasis. We have evaluated the role of proteases in pancreatic cancer progression using in vitro and in vivo models. Since epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) contributes to cancer progression...

Judith A Paice, PhD, RN

Research Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Judith Paice, PhD, RN is the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University; Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a full member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Paice has served as President of the American Pain Society and Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Much of Dr Paice's clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. She has traveled widely within the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya,...

Jayesh  Mehta, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Myeloma, Transplantation

Chad A Mirkin, PhD

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Dr. Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Prof. of Chemistry, Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. of Materials Science & Engineering, and Prof. of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is a chemist and a world-renowned nanoscience expert, who is known for his discovery and development of spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) and SNA-based biodetection and therapeutic schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and related cantilever-free nanopatterning methodologies, O...

Jonathan  Moreira, MD

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...

John D Crispino, PhD

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 ...

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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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Graduate Research Resources

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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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