Prithviraj Bose, M.D.
Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
After obtaining his medical degree in 2001 from the University of Calcutta in his hometown of Kolkata, India, where he attended the Calcutta Medical College, Dr. Bose began a residency in general medicine at the Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research in Kolkata, which he left in early 2004 to move to the United States. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at a University of Washington affiliate in Spokane, Washington in 2005, and residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 2007, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 2017 through 2010. Dr. Bose became American Board of Internal Medicine-certified in hematology and medical oncology in 2010.
He then went on to join the hematology/oncology faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, where he was an assistant professor of medicine and a member of the NCI-designated VCU Massey Cancer Center between July 2010 and January 2015. At VCU, Dr. Bose took care of patients with diverse hematologic malignancies and teamed up with noted translational scientist, Steven Grant, to design early phase clinical trials of novel, targeted drug combinations in AML.
In the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which he joined in early 2015, Dr. Bose’s major clinical and research focus is on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). He works closely with Dr. Srdan Verstovsek, chief of the section of MPNs. The two have authored many articles together in peer-reviewed journals and books and continue to do so. Dr. Bose is also heavily involved in clinical trial design for patients with MPN, and also in other areas of MPN research. He is leading a number of important therapeutic clinical trials in myelofibrosis at MDACC, as well as in other MPNs such as essential thrombocythemia and systemic mastocytosis. He has presented his research at international conferences and regularly speaks on MPN topics. Dr. Bose’s other area of interest is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). His clinical practice consists largely of patients with MPNs or CLL, although he also treats many patients with MDS, CML and acute leukemias.
Dr. Bose sits on the MPN panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. His work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, and Cancer Cell, as well as in Williams’ Hematology. Dr. Bose was previously editor-in-chief of Drug Target Insights, and is currently on the editorial board of Hematology. In 2011, Dr. Bose, then a first-year faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, was selected to participate in the American Society of Hematology’s prestigious Clinical Research Training Institute. Now a naturalized US citizen, Dr. Bose was granted permanent residence in the United States in 2013 in the select “outstanding researcher” (first preference) category.