Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics
Leonidas C Platanias, MD, PhD

Leonidas C Platanias, MD, PhD

Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology

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

Focus of Work


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

Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Patras Medical School (1983)
  • PhD: University of Patras Medical School (1989)
  • Residency: Hellenic Anticancer Institute, Radiation Oncology (1984)
  • Residency: SUNY/State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1989)
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals, Hematology-Oncology (1992)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology



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