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Marshall Lichtman, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2205

Fax: (585) 271-1876

Biography

Professional Background

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 ninth edition, and has authored over 370 scientific articles, reviews, editorials, letters, books, 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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1955
BA | Cornell University
Zoology

1960
MD | University of Buffalo School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1960 - 06/30/1961
Internship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1961 - 06/30/1966
Residency in at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2008
Marshall A. Lichtman Specialized Center of Research Grant
Sponsor: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2007
Marshall A. Lichtman Annual Research Symposium
Sponsor: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2006
Rochester Academy of Medicine, Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

2001
Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

1994
Master, American College of Physicians
Sponsor: American College of Physicians

1989
President, American Society of Hematology
Sponsor: American Society of Hematology

1974
Elected to the Association of American Physicians
Sponsor: Association of American Physicians

1973
Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Sponsor: American Society for Clinical Investigation

1969 - 1974
Scholar of the Leukemia Society of America
Sponsor: Leukemia Society of America

1960
Mosby Publishing Company Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Mosby Publishing Company

1960
Buffalo Surgical Society Prize
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1960
Morris-Stein Neuroscience Award and Prize
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1960
Wayne-Atwell Medicine Award and Prize
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1960
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1960
Buffalo Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Prize
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1959
James A. Gibson Anatomical Society Prize
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

1957
James A. Gibson Anatomical Sciences Honor Society
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2016
Lichtman MA. "Biomedical science paper authorship: A modest proposal." Blood cells, molecules & diseases.. 2016 Jul 0; 59:106-7. Epub 2016 May 10.

2016
Lichtman, M.A. "The World Health Organization revisits the classification of the myelodysplastic syndromes: Improvement and insufficiencies". Blood Cell, Molecules, & Diseases. 2016; 60: 12-15.

2016
Lichtman, M.A. "The disappearance of acute erythroid leukemia: An act of legerdemain at the World Health Organization". Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases. 2016; 61: 54-57.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Historical Landmarks in the Understanding of the Lymphomas
Book Title: NEOPLASTIC DISEASES OF THE BLOOD
Author List: Lichtman, M.A.
Edited By: Wiernik, P.H., Dutcher, J.P. , Gertz, M.A.
Published By: Springer2017

2017
Book Title: WILLIAMS MANUAL OF HEMATOLOGY, 9th edition
Author List: Lichtman, M.A.
Edited By: Lichtman, M.A., Kaushansky, T.J., Prchal, J.T., Levi, M.M., Burns, L.J., Armitag
Published By: McGraw-Hill Book Co.2017

2016
Chapter Title: Chapter 35: Aplastic anemia: acquired and inherited
Book Title: WILLIAMS HEMATOLOGY, 9th Edition
Author List: Segal, G.B., Lichtman, M.A.
Edited By: Kaushansky, K., Lichtman, M.A., Prchal, J.T., Levi, M.M., Press, O.W., Burns, L.
Published By: McGraw-Hill Book Co.2016

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