Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Division of Hematology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Dr. Mikkael Sekeres earned a medical degree and a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training at Harvard University, finishing an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Sekeres is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hematology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Sekeres is chair of the medical advisory board of the Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) International Foundation. An invited speaker at numerous meetings, grand rounds, and conferences, Dr. Sekeres is a member of the American Society of Hematology, where he is also on the executive committee, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Southwest Oncology Group—Leukemia Committee. His research focuses on patients with MDS and older adults with acute myeloid leukemia, and he has been the national and international primary study investigator on several phase I/II/III trials. Dr. Sekeres is the author/co-author of more than 350 manuscripts and 650 abstracts published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Genetics, Cancer Cell, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PLoS One, and Leukemia. He is on the editorial board of several journals, has written more than 50 essays for The New York Times, and has authored seven books, including When Blood Breaks Down: Life Lessons from Leukemia.

Last modified: May 5, 2021