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Stephen J. Forman, M.D., F.A.C.P.

  • Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Leader of the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute
  • Co-leader, Hematologic Malignancies Program
  • Principal Investigator, Lymphoma SPORE
  • Director, T cell Immunotherapy Research Laboratory
  • Hematologist/Oncologist

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Clinical Specialties
  • Hematology/Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hematologic Malignancies
Research Focus
  • T cell Immunotherapy

“It remains a privilege, after nearly 40 years of doing this, to be allowed to take care of somebody who has these diseases.”

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., is an international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation. He is co-editor of Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, a definitive textbook for clinicians, scientists and health care professionals.

Dr. Forman exudes the special blend of zealous determination and compassion typical of City of Hope team members, illustrated by his own words: “We come to work every day thinking ‘cure ...’ Once we've extended our hand and grabbed yours, we don't let it go.”

In nearly 40 years at City of Hope, Dr. Forman has been instrumental in dramatically advancing survival rates for blood disorders. He is deeply involved with the translational and clinical research at City of Hope's Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center, Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research and Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research.

His current projects are focused on immunotherapy — using the body's own immune system to attack cancer. Much of his current work centers on T cells and their cancer-fighting potential.

  • 2014 - present, Associate Director for Clinical Sciences, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA
  • 2004 - present, Director of Clinical Research, Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1987 - present, Co-leader, Hematologic Malignancies Program, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA
  • 1987 - present, Chair, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1980 - present, Staff Physician, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1979 - present, Staff Physician, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1979 - 1980, Fellow, Medical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1978 - 1979, Research Associate, Hematology Division, Department of Pharmacology, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1976 - 1978, Fellow, Hematology Division, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1974 - 1976, Intern and resident, Internal Medicine, Harbor UCLA Hospital, Torrance, CA

Locations

Duarte

1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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Phone :  626-256-4673

Degrees

  • 1974, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. M.D. Medicine (AOA)
  • 1970, St. John's College, Annapolis, B.A. Philosophy, cum laude

Fellowship

  • 1979 - 1980, Fellow, Medical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1976 - 1978, Fellow, Hematology Division, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Residency

  • 1974-1975 Harbor General Hospital (UCLA), Torrance, CA.

Internship

  • 1974 - 1976, Intern and resident, Internal Medicine, Harbor UCLA Hospital, Torrance, CA

Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

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