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Brea C. Lipe, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Fax: (585) 276-2596

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Cancer

Biography

I am the clinical director of Wilmot's multiple myeloma program, and in the laboratory and in the clinic, I am focused on improving the care of patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasias. Treatment options and our understanding of multiple myeloma have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The rapid pace of change, intrinsic disease complexity, and the ability to impact patient lives still leaves me amazed and humbled every day.

I believe that it's important to know my patients as individuals to understand the situational circumstance and personality that drives their treatment goals. Multiple myeloma is a lifelong journey and a strong partnership with my patients is essential to achieving the best quality of care. I have a strong interest in clinical research and like to offer my patients a variety of clinical trial options and treatments based on the most recent data. I have a dedicated support team, so that we can offer patients a team with real myeloma-specific expertise.

In my research laboratory, I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that allow multiple myeloma to develop. I have created a system that lets us mimic in a laboratory, the growth of cancer cells that become multiple myeloma. By studying disease progression, my ultimate goal is to develop therapies to prevent multiple myeloma.

Outside of work, I love to grow things -- flowers, vegetables, orchids, animals, children. I have gotten some of my best gardening tips from my patients.

Conditions I treat:

- Multiple myeloma
- Other plasma cell disorders

Research

In my research laboratory, I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that allow multiple myeloma to develop. I have created a system that lets us mimic in a laboratory, the growth of cancer cells that become multiple myeloma. By studying disease progression, my ultimate goal is to develop therapies to prevent multiple myeloma.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2000
Bachelor of Arts | University of Colorado,
Biology and Philosophy

2005
Doctor of Medicine | Albany Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Awards

2017 - Present
Leadership Academy
Sponsor: Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

2011
Department of Internal Medicine OSARM Faculty Incubator Scholar

2011
Clinical Research Training Institute Clinical Scholar for ASH

2009
Award for Excellence in Teaching

2007
Award for Excellence in Teaching

2001 - 2005
Frank C. Knievel Scholarship Award

1996 - 2001
First Generation Diversity Scholarship

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/9/2019
Li D, Chiu G, Lipe B, Hopkins RA, Lillis J, Ashton JM, Paul S, Aljitawi OS. "Decellularized Wharton jelly matrix: a biomimetic scaffold for ex vivo hematopoietic stem cell culture." Blood advances.. 2019 Apr 9; 3(7):1011-1026.

4/1/2019
Mikhael J, Ismaila N, Cheung MC, Costello C, Dhodapkar MV, Kumar S, Lacy M, Lipe B, Little RF, Nikonova A, Omel J, Peswani N, Prica A, Raje N, Seth R, Vesole DH, Walker I, Whitley A, Wildes TM, Wong SW, Martin T. "Treatment of Multiple Myeloma: ASCO and CCO Joint Clinical Practice Guideline." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2019 Apr 1; :JCO1802096. Epub 2019 Apr 01.

1/2019
Hsu CM, Bennett JM, Lipe B. "Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma." Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia.. 2019 Jan 0; 19(1):e29-e32. Epub 2018 Sep 05.

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