Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
City of Hope Provost and Chief Scientific Officer Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
, the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair, has been inducted as a member of the Association of American Physicians
Membership to the AAP is bestowed upon those physicians who indicate a "pre-eminence and the highest caliber of physician-led science accomplishments and scientific leadership."
Rosen is internationally known as a leader in the field of hematologic malignancies and has spent more than three decades improving treatment in myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma. He sets the scientific direction of City of Hope, shaping its research and educational vision. He is a pioneer in biological therapies for cancer, advancing laboratory and clinical research for cutaneous T cell lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma.
Larry Kwak, M.D.
, the Dr. Michael Friedman Professor in Translational Medicine, and vice president and deputy director of the comprehensive cancer center, nominated Rosen for AAP membership.
Dr. Rosen continues to demonstrate exemplary leadership, compassionate patient care and transformational contributions to cancer research," Kwak said. Rosen marks his fifth year here at City of Hope. He calls City of Hope "one of the great treasures in American medicine."
"City of Hope provides the finest care for patients and families at every level, and at the same time makes discoveries that benefit all of humanity," he said.
Michael Caligiuri, M.D.
, the Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished Chair and president of City of Hope National Medical Center added:
What is so magical about Dr. Rosen is his combination of translational science and his caring. He is one of the nicest human beings on earth, kind and considerate to every walk of life, while at the same time intensively driving for prevention and cures to blood cancers."
Rosen is recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in America." He is the longest-serving director of a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in America, first at Northwestern and now at City of Hope. He 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. Last year, he received the Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to those who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity. He was named “Hospital Executive of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, receiving the Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service in the Cancer Community (Immerman Angels).
In addition to his AAP appointment, Rosen is a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows, and a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
The AAP is an honorary medical society founded in 1885 to advance scientific and practical medicine. The organization currently has more than 1,700 active members and 600 members emeritus.