Stephen D. Nimer, MD | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Stephen D. Nimer, MD

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Position / Title: 
Director and Professor of Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami

Dr. Nimer is the Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  Previously, Dr. Nimer was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York for nearly 20 years, where he held the Alfred P. Sloan Chair and served as Head of the Division of Hematologic Oncology, Vice Chairman for Faculty Development, and Chief of the Hematology Service. He also served as a member of Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, an Attending Physician at Memorial Hospital and a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Nimer has cared for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma, and lymphoma for over three decades.  He has conducted extensive clinical and basic science research into the treatment and genetic basis of adult leukemia and bone marrow failure states, defining the regulatory mechanisms that control the production of blood cells and exploring ways to improve the treatment of blood-based cancers. Dr. Nimer has authored over 250 scientific publications and has received numerous awards for his research, including the prestigious Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award.

Dr. Nimer has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigators and the Association of American Physicians.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves on the editorial board of several medical journals.  Additionally, Dr. Nimer is the Chairman of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation, and the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.