Faculty Profile

Russell Szmulewitz
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Szmulewitz is a physician scientist whose primary academic focus is on characterizing and controlling the process of metastatic progression in men with prostate cancer. He has a laboratory working with proteins called “metastasis suppressors” to slow down the growth of disseminated tumors in models of metastatic prostate cancer. In addition, Dr. Szmulewitz’s translational laboratory is using novel techniques to isolate and characterize prostate cancer cells from the blood of men with advanced prostate cancer. It is his goal to use these techniques to better personalize targeted therapies for metastatic prostate cancer.

Clinical Interests

High risk/locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer;therapeutic development in prostate cancer, including immunotherapy ;bladder, testicular, renal cancer


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  • BA, 1998, Northwestern University, Biology/Religion
  • MD, 2003, The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Residency, 2006, New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, 2009, University of Chicago, Hematology/Oncology