Faculty Profile

Mark Ratain
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Professor of Medicine
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Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Personalized Therapeutics; Associate Director for Clinical Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center; Chief Hospital Pharmacologist

Academic Interests

Dr. Ratain is interested in the clinical development of new oncology drugs, and the optimal use of marketed drugs, including the use of pharmacogenomics to guide personalized prescribing and interventional pharmacoeconomics, aiming to decrease prescribing costs through the use of lower dosages, less frequent dosing, shorter duration of treatment, and/or therapeutic substitution.

Clinical Interests

New drug development, phase I and phase II drug development, advanced solid tumors.


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  • BA, 1976, Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences
  • MD, 1980, Yale University
  • Residency, 1983, Johns Hopkins University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1986, The University of Chicago, Hematology/Oncology