Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., president of City of Hope National Medical Center/Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished Chair, elected to prestigious National Academy of Medicine

The coveted award is one of the highest honors in the fields of
health and medicine

DUARTE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michael
A. Caligiuri
, M.D., president of City of Hope National Medical
Center, and Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished
Chair, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one
of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Membership
in NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding
professional achievements and commitment to service.

“City of Hope is pleased that Dr. Caligiuri has been elected to the
National Academy of Medicine, a highly distinguished group of medical,
health and public health leaders,” said City of Hope President and Chief
Executive Officer Robert
W. Stone
. “This honor is a testament to his dedication to patients
and his contributions to cancer research and science.”

New members are elected by current members through a process that
recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the
advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.

Caligiuri, well-known for his immunology research on human natural
killer cells, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, builder,
innovator, leader and visionary who is dedicated to developing the next
generation of leading-edge cancer therapies, rapidly delivering them to
patients and ultimately curing the disease.

He joined City of Hope in February 2018. Caligiuri is developing new
paradigms for translating state-of-the-art research into practice at
City of Hope, the community and beyond that will further move the
institution to the leading edge of cancer treatment and care. He is also
responsible for optimizing the patient care system to ensure the highest
quality and safest patient experience.

Prior to joining City of Hope, Caligiuri worked as a physician,
scientist and leader in the cancer program at The Ohio State University.
He spent the past decade as chief executive officer of The James Cancer
Hospital and Solove Research Institute and directed The Ohio State
University Comprehensive Cancer Center for 14 years, recruiting over 300
cancer physicians and scientists.

Caligiuri is also the immediate past president of the American
Association for Cancer Research, the world’s largest cancer research
organization with 40,000 members in 120 countries. In addition to
serving as president of the AACR, he was also recently named a fellow of
that organization.

As a physician-scientist, Caligiuri’s research focuses on the
development and activation of human natural killer cells and their
modulation for the treatment of leukemia, myeloma and glioblastoma. More
than 1,000 cancer patients have been treated on clinical protocols that
have emanated from the Caligiuri laboratory. He also has trained over
120 undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students in his laboratory
who have received over 200 university, state, national or international
awards.

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute
of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals
from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social,
and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National
Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an
adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its
domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical
issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive
action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer
academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer,
diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only
49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the
National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment
protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope’s main
campus is in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional
locations
throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of
“America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World
Report
. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation,
diabetes
and numerous
breakthrough cancer drugs
based on technology developed at the
institution. For more information about City
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Contacts

City of Hope
Letisia Marquez, 626-218-3398
lemarquez@coh.org

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