Marshall A. Lichtman, M.D.

Marshall A. Lichtman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box MED
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2205
Fax: (585) 271-1876

Professional Bio

Marshall A. Lichtman received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and the M.D. degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in 1960.



Dr. Lichtman was a resident in medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital from 1960-1963. After two years in the Public Health Service (1963-1965), he returned to Rochester to be Chief Resident in Medicine (1965-1966). Thereafter, he was awarded a Special Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health from 1967 to 1969 to conduct studies on the biochemistry and physiology of blood cells and their abnormalities in leukemia. Dr. Lichtman was named a Scholar of the Leukemia Society of America in 1969. In 1968 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine and in 1970, Assistant Professor of Biophysics. He was appointed Professor of Medicine and of Biophysics in 1974. In 1975 he was named Chief of the Hematology Unit. From 1979 to 1980, he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, from 1980 to 1988, he was Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, and from 1988 to 1989, he was Academic Dean, in addition to his role as a teacher, scientist, and hematologist.

Dr. Lichtman served as the sixth Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for six years from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1995 and during that time supervised the School's thirty-three academic departments, divisions, and Centers, fifteen hundred medical, graduate, and post-doctoral students, nine hundred full-time faculty, and diverse educational, research, and patient care programs. From 1996 to 2007, he was the Executive Vice President for Research and Medical Affairs of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, retaining his appointment as Professor of Medicine and of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Lichtman has served on the editorial board of nine scientific journals and as the editor-in-chief of Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases. He has been the editor of three monographs and five textbooks of hematology, one of which is in its eighth edition, and has authored over 300 scientific articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters on the physiology, biochemistry, and disorders of blood cells. From 1967 to 1995, his research was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Society of America, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Biomedical Research Program, and several foundations. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and is a member of several scientific societies including the American Physiological Society and the American Society of Cell Biology. He is a Master of The American College of Physicians. He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of Buffalo School Of Medicine and the Certificate of Merit of the Rochester Academy of Medicine. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, in the World, in Frontiers of Science and Technology, and in Medicine and Healthcare.

Dr. Lichtman has been a visiting professor at over forty Medical Centers in the United States and Canada, has served on several national advisory groups, including the Hematology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. He was Chair of the peer review group of the Division of Biological and Medical Research of the U.S. Navy, and Chair of the Scientific Council of the American Red Cross, Holland Research Laboratories. He has been president of the American Society of Hematology and has been Chair of the Society's Advisory Board. Dr. Lichtman has served on the Council for Graduate Medical Education of the State of New York and the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, the later two positions, Gubernatorial appointments. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.

Awards & Honors (National)

Marshall A. Lichtman Specialized Center of Research Grant | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2008
Marshall A. Lichtman Annual Research Symposium | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2007
Master, American College of Physicians | American College of Physicians 1994
President, American Society of Hematology | American Society of Hematology 1989
Elected to the Association of American Physicians | Association of American Physicians 1974
Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation | American Society for Clinical Investigation 1973
Scholar of the Leukemia Society of America | Leukemia Society of America 1969 - 1974
Mosby Publishing Company Scholarship Award | Mosby Publishing Company 1960

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rochester Academy of Medicine, Certificate of Merit | Rochester Academy of Medicine 2006
Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001 | University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2001
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1960
Wayne-Atwell Medicine Award and Prize | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1960
Morris-Stein Neuroscience Award and Prize | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1960
Buffalo Surgical Society Prize | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1960
Buffalo Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Prize | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1960
James A. Gibson Anatomical Society Prize | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1959
James A. Gibson Anatomical Sciences Honor Society | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 1957

Recent Journal Articles

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2014
Lichtman M.A. "Understanding the mutational evolution of clonal cytopenias and oligoblastic myelogenous leukemia ("myelodysplasia")." Leukemia. 2014; 28: 202.
2014
Segel, G.B; Lichtman, M.A. "Direct antiglobulin ("Coombs") test-negative autoimmune hemolytic anemia: A review." Blood Cells Mol. Dis. 2014; 52: 152.
2013
Lichtman M.A. "An historical perspective on the development of the cytarabine (7 days) and daunorubicin (3 days) treatment regimen for acute myelogenous leukemia: 2013 the 40th anniversary of 7+3." Blood Cells Mol. Dis. 2013; 50: 119.
2013
Lichtman M.A. "Does a diagnosis of myelogenous leukemia require 20 percent marrow myeloblasts and do less than 5 percent marrow myeloblasts represent a remission? The history and ambiguity of arbitrary diagnostic boundaries in the understanding of myelodysplasia." The Oncologist. 2013; 18: 973.
2012
Lichtman M. A. "A biographical memoir of Ernest Beutler (1928-2008)." The National Academies Press. 2012; XX.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (SMD)

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Buffalo School of Medicine1960
BA | Zoology | Cornell University1955

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine07/01/1961 - 06/30/1966
Internship at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine07/01/1960 - 06/30/1961