Jane L. Liesveld, M.D.

Jane L. Liesveld, M.D.

Contact Information

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

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Patient Care Bio

While the doctor-patient relationship is one of potential intensity and privacy, the best patient care comes from teamwork, which values all who contribute to achieving high-quality care with compassion. Providing patients and their families with the knowledge and means to be partners in care is one of my key roles as a physician.

When a patient is diagnosed with a blood cancer or chronic blood condition, it is often the start of a new journey that will be the beginning of great change. Walking with patients through this journey from start to finish, and offering therapy and guidance along the way, is a source of professional and personal satisfaction for me. Hematology/oncology is a field where clinical and basic research can be rapidly applied to improve outcomes and quality of life.

I grew up in the Midwest, but have lived in Rochester since I began my post-doctoral medical training. My association with Strong, the University of Rochester and the people in our community and surrounding areas has enriched my life. I feel privileged to work in such a wonderful environment. I have expertise in novel therapies for acute myeloid leukemia, stem cell mobilization and homing, as well as stem cell transplantation.

Conditions I Treat

- Leukemia, all types
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Multiple myeloma
- Stem cell transplantation

Awards & Honors (Local)

Gilda's Club of Rochester Jacob Gitelman Award 2009
Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Teaching Award 2007
Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation Gordon Forgash Research Award 2005 - 2007
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellowship | University of Rochester Department of Medicine 2004 - 2006
Leukemia Society of America, Clinical Scholar Award 1998 - 2003
Leukemia Society of America Special Fellowship 1989 - 1992
James P. Wilmot Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship 1989 - 1992
American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship Award 1987 - 1988

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Cancer Center


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


MD | Medicine | University Iowa Coll Medicine1980
BS | Arts & Sciences | University of Iowa1976

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Research in Hematology Research Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Fellowship in Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Fellowship in Hematology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1981 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981