Bita Fakhri


Lymphoma researcher, avid hiker and art enthusiast

Dr. Bita Fakhri is a hematologist-oncologist who cares for adults with conditions such as Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a blood and bone marrow cancer. She sees many patients who are receiving cellular therapies – which use modified human cells to help the immune system fight cancer – or blood and bone marrow transplants.

In her research, Fakhri focuses on novel approaches to treating lymphoma. She primarily studies targeted agents for CLL and cellular therapies for all types of lymphoma.

After earning her medical degree at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Fakhri earned a master of public health degree, focused on epidemiology and biostatistics, from the Yale School of Public Health. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She also has a graduate certificate in clinical investigation from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Fakhri is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.
  • Education

    Iran University of Medical Sciences, 2009

    Yale School of Public Health, MPH, 2011

  • Residencies

    Boston Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2015

  • Fellowships

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Hematology and Oncology, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

My patients' strength, perspective and resilience never cease to inspire and amaze me.

Clinics I work with

Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant, and Cellular Therapy (HBC) Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

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