Dr. Angela Fleischman, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, UC Irvine Health
I am a physician-scientist dedicated to a life-long career investigating MPN, integrating my research with the clinical care of patients with this disease. My overarching goal is to identify what drives disease initiation in MPN and to ultimately translate my scientific discoveries into a benefit for patients.
I have had a long-standing interest in blood cell development, beginning during my PhD graduate studies. After completing my MD and PhD at Stanford in 2005, I came to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for my internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship. My interest in MPN began during early residency, where I cared for MPN patients in the Hematologic Malignancies clinic at OHSU. I immediately identified MPN as my disease of interest and have been passionate about becoming an expert in its pathogenesis and treatment ever since.
After completing my medical oncology fellowship in July 2011 I transitioned to Instructor at OHSU. This has allowed me protected time to build upon my research. In July 2013 I began my career as an Assistant Professor at University of California Irvine. My research laboratory at UC Irvine is a direct extension of my MPN work at OHSU.
My research interest in MPN is inspired by my care of patients with this disease. The ability to follow patients over many years has also allowed me to develop many valued relationships with patients, and this is an important part of why I became a physician. I plan to maintain this integration between my clinic and research efforts throughout my career.