Our Leukemia Team.

The Wilmot Cancer Center provides every doctor you need for your leukemia care, all in one place. This gives our patients several important advantages:

  • You benefit from a complete multidisciplinary team including hematologists, hematopathologists, cytogeneticists and transplant surgeons.
  • All of our doctors meet regularly in multidisciplinary conferences where they discuss and plan the best treatments for our patients.
  • You will never have to go to another center for different aspects of your care. You can get everything—from diagnosis, to treatment, to follow up—in one location.
  • Our doctors are sub-specialists. That means they are dedicated to treating leukemia exclusively, as opposed to generalists who treat many different forms of cancer. This allows our doctors to see a higher volume of leukemia cases, helping to sharpen their expertise.

 

Adult Hematology Oncology


Jainulabdeen Ifthikharuddin
Jainulabdeen J. Ifthikharuddin, MBBS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Ifthikharuddin received his medical degree from Madrad Medical College. He then completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Strong Memorial Hospital. Full bio

 


Jane Liesveld
Jane Liesveld, MD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. She earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She then completed fellowships in Oncology and in Hematology at Strong Memorial Hospital. Full bio



 


Jason Mendler
Jason Mendler, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Mendler earned his medical degree and a PhD in genetics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Ohio State University Medical Center. Full bio



 


Kristen O'Dwyer
Kristen M. O’Dwyer, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. O’Dwyer then performed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Full bio

 


Michael Becker
Michael Becker, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Becker went on to perform a fellowship in Oncology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Full bio

 


Jonathan Friedberg
Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc is Chief of the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Friedberg earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He then performed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Full bio

 


Paul Barr
Paul Barr, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Barr received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University Medical School. He then completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Full bio

 


Steven Bernstein
Steven Bernstein, MD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He then performed a fellowship in Hematolgy/Oncology at Beth Israel Hospital. Full bio

 


Deborah Mulford
Deborah Mulford, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Mulford earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Full bio


Clive Zent
Clive Zent, MD is an Interim Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand. Dr. Zent then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at University of Arkansas College of Medicine and Groote Schuur  Hospital, and has also completed a fellowship in Hematology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Full bio

 

 

Hematopathology


John Bennett
John Bennett, MD is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, then completed a fellowship in Hematology at Boston City Hospital. Full bio

 


Richard Burack
Richard Burack, MD, PhD is Director of the Hematopathology Unit in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Burack earned his medical degree and his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He also completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia, then performed a fellowship in Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals. Full bio

 


Archibald Perkins
Archibald Perkins, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Perkins earned his medical degree and his PhD in Human Genetics at Columbia University. He completed a residency in Pathology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. Full bio

 

 

Cytogenetics


Anwar Iqbal
Anwar Iqbal, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is also Director of the Microarray CGH Laboratory and the Director of Clinical Cytogenetics Development. Dr. Iqbal earned his PhD in Genetics from  Gandhi Medical College. Full bio

 


Nancy Wang
Nancy Wang, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory. Dr. Wang earned her PhD in Genetics from the University of Minnesota. Full bio

 

 

Molcular Diagnostics


John Krolewski
John Krolewski, MD, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Krolewski earned his MD and PhD from the New York University School of Medicine. Full bio


Paul Rothberg
Paul Rothberg, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Rothberg earned his PhD in Molecular Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Full bio

 

 

Contact Us

Phone:
(585) 275-5830
1-866-4-wilmot