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Hagop M. Kantarjian

Nonresident Fellow in Health Policy


Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D., is a nonresident fellow in health policy. He serves as a professor and chair of the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is also the Kelcie Margaret Kana Research Chair and associate vice president for global academic programs. As a clinical-translational researcher, Kantarjian has contributed to significant improvements in the treatment of various leukemias, including the development and testing of first- and second-generation BCR-ABL inhibitors in chronic myeloid leukemia, combination therapies for acute lymphocytic leukemia, and several new treatments for acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. He serves on the board of directors for the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Kantarjian received the Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research and the John Mendelsohn Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as numerous other honors and awards. He has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 peer-reviewed medical publications. Kantarjian earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the American University of Beirut and completed a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact at hkantarjian@mdanderson.org or 713-792-7026.