Faculty Profile

Olatoyosi Odenike
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Professor of Medicine
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Director, Leukemia Program

Academic Interests

Dr. Odenike’s research is focused on the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of acute and chronic leukemias, and chronic myeloproliferative diseases, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment options for patients with these diseases. She is the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials investigating molecularly targeted agents in this patient population. These clinical trials also integrate laboratory studies to evaluate the effect that these agents are having on cancer cells.

Clinical Interests

Acute and chronic leukemias, chronic myeloproliferative diseases, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphomas, stem cell transplantation.


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  • MD, 1988, The University of Ibadan, Medicine
  • Residency, 1994, University of Illinois, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Fellowship, 1997, The University of Chicago, Hematology/Oncology