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Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS


Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS
Department: Hematology and Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS
Department: Translational Hematology and Oncology Research
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Leukemia Program, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute 
  • Vice-chair for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • Deputy Associate Director for Clinical research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Co-Chair, Medical Advisory Board, Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes International Foundation
  • Former Chair and Member, Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee, F.D.A.
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Sociatey of Hematology (ASH) Clinical News
  • Member, Executive Committee, ASH
  • Member, National Cancer Institute PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board
  • Editorial Boards, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood Cancer Journal, Nature: Leukemia
  • Reviewer, Blood, Cancer, Lancet, Clinical Cancer Research, Oncology, Leukemia Research, British Journal of Hematology, Cancer Investigation, Bone Marrow Transplantation

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
Graduate - University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Epidemiology
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, bone marrow failure syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, clinical trials, cancer

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Magna cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • “Bridging the Gaps” Community Service Achievement Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1995
  • American Federation for Clinical Research Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996
  • Moderator, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Clinical Studies session, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012
  • Moderator, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Therapies Excluding Transplant, 2008
  • Scientific Discussant, American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting: Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Transplantation Session, 2008
  • Education Session chair, American Association of Blood Bankers Annual Meeting: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2009
  • Education Session, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2009, 2014 
  • Education Session, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2012, 2013
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2008-15
  • Top Doctors of America, Castle Connolly 2010-15
  • Teacher of the Year, Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute (2010)
  • National Institutes of Health Merit Award – for work with PDQ Editorial Board, National Cancer Institute (2010)
  • Gold Award - American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, Best Regular Column, Oncology Times 
  • Leadership in Science award, Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, 2013
  • The Sam and Maria Miller Scientific Achievement Award in Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic, 2014

Additional Training

  • Coursework, Harvard School of Public Health, 2000
  • Leading in Healthcare course, Cleveland Clinic, 2008


  • American Society of Hematology
  • Southwest Oncology Group, Leukemia Committee
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 1/26/2016, Dr. Sekeres has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sekeres receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Celgene Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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