Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

  • Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
  • Director, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Provost and Chief Scientific Officer
  • Professor and Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Hematology/Oncology
Research Focus
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma

Steven T. Rosen, M.D., is provost and chief scientific officer for City of Hope and a member of City of Hope's Executive Team. He also is director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director's Distinguished Chair, and he is director of Beckman Research Institute (BRI) and the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Rosen sets the scientific direction of City of Hope, shaping the research and educational vision for the biomedical research, treatment and education institution. Working closely and collaboratively with City of Hope's scientists, clinicians and administrative leaders, he develops strategies that contribute to the organization's mission.

As director of BRI, he works with faculty across the institution to help shape and direct the scientific vision for BRI while leading the vital basic and translational research that is fundamental to our strategic plan and mission. He focuses on opportunities for expanding and integrating our research initiatives; recruiting and leading talented scientists; helping our talented researchers achieve national and international recognition; and promoting our national standing as a premier scientific organization.

Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Rosen was the Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He served for 24 years as director of Northwestern's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Under his leadership, the center received continuous National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding beginning in 1993 and built nationally recognized programs in laboratory sciences, clinical investigations, translational research and cancer prevention and control. The center attained comprehensive status in 1997.

Dr. Rosen has published more than 400 original reports, editorials, books and book chapters. His research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.Dr. Rosen also has served as an adviser for several of these organizations and on the external advisory boards of more than a dozen NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. He is the current editor-in-chief of the textbook series "Cancer Treatment & Research."

Recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Rosen is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Man of Distinction Award from the Israel Cancer Research Fund. He earned his bachelor's degree and medical degree with distinction from Northwestern University, and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present, Provost and Chief Scientific Officer, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2014-present, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1989-2014, Director, The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • 1989-2014, Director of Cancer Programs Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • 1989-2014, Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • 1981-2014, Attending Physician Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • 1982-1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Northwestern Univ. Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • 1981-1987, Staff Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • 1981, Associate, Department of Medicine, Northwestern Univ. Medical School, Chicago, IL

Member of the Following Care Teams

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Program
  • Hematologic Cancers
  • Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Lymphoma



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  • 1976, M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • 1972, B.M., Honors Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


  • 1979-1981, Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD


  • 1977-1979, Residency in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

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