Michael Pourdehnad

MD

Hematologist-oncologist
Cancer researcher and kids' soccer coach

About me

Dr. Michael Pourdehnad is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in cancers that originate in blood-forming tissues or immune system cells. He also has expertise in noncancerous blood disorders.

Pourdehnad is a physician-scientist, a medical doctor who devotes much of his time to research. In addition to treating patients, he is dedicated to developing novel therapies for cancer patients with especially challenging cases. In this capacity, he works with the biotechnology company Celgene to translate research discoveries into new treatments for blood cancers.

After earning his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science, Pourdehnad completed a residency in internal medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in adult hematologic malignancies and blood and marrow transplantation at UCSF.

  • Education

    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science, 2005

  • Residencies

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Adult Hematologic Malignancies and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2012

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Clinical Professor

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