Larry W. Kwak, M.D. is a world-renowned physician and scientist who has pioneered breakthrough innovations in immunology and cancer vaccines. He joined City of Hope in April 2015 following a decade of leadership in lymphoma and myeloma research and treatment at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Passionate about harnessing the body's immune system to battle cancer, Dr. Kwak's interest in the field was sparked by a high school mentor and has continued for nearly three decades. He takes special pride in his ability to rapidly translate basic research into human clinical trials, making him an ideal fit for the City of Hope environment.
1984 – Ph.D., Tumor Cell Biology, Northwestern University Graduate School, Evanston, IL
1982 – B.S., M.D., Honors Program, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
1979 – B.S., Medical Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1987 – 1991, Fellow, Medical Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
1983 – 1984, Fellow, Tumor Cell Biology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
1985 – 1987, Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
1984 – 1985, Intern, Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA