Faculty
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Timothy J. Ley, MD

Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology
Department of Genetics

Research Interests

  • Mouse models of acute myeloid leukemias
  • Cancer genomics

Contact

  • 314-362-8831 (office)
  • 314-362-8832 (lab)
  • 314-362-9333 (fax)
  • 629 Southwest Tower (office)
  • 629 Southwest Tower (lab)
  • Division of Oncology
    Section of Stem Cell Biology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1974 BA, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
1978 MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Post-graduate Training
1978-1979 Intern in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1979-1980 Assistant Resident in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1980-1983 Clinical Associate, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1983-1984 Hematology-Oncology Fellow, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
1984-1986 Senior Investigator, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1986-1990 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1986-1993 Assistant Professor of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1990-1993 Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1993-present Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1993-present Professor of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1994-2000 Director, Hematopoiesis Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2000-present Director, Section of Stem Cell Biology, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2000-2008 Associate Director for Basic Science, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2008-present Associate Director for Cancer Genomics, The Genome Institute, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
1981 Internal Medicine
1984 Hematology
Professional Societies
  Alpha Omega Alpha
  American Society of Hematology
  American Association for the Advancement of Science
  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  American Society for Clinical Investigation
  Association of American Physicians
Honors & Awards
1974 Phi Beta Kappa, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
1974 Ross Award for Promise of Success in Medicine, Drake University
1974 Phi Eta Sigma Award (Best Academic Record), Drake University
1975 E.V. Cowdry Prize in Histology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1976 Robert Carter Medical School Prize, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1978 Alpha Omega Alpha
1978 St. Louis Internists Club Book Prize (For Achievement in Medicine), Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1978 Medical Fund Society Prize in Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1978 Alpha Omega Alpha Book Prize (Best Academic Record), Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1986-1988 Basil O'Conner Scholar, March of Dimes Foundation
1990 American Society for Clinical Investigation
1994 Teacher of the Year, Dept. of Medicine, Jewish Hospital
1995 Association of American Physicians
1998 Alumni-Faculty Award, Washington University Medical School
1999 Alan A. & Edith L. Wolff Professorship in Medicine
1999 MERIT Award, National Institutes of Health
2000 ASCI Special Service Award
2000 Internal Medicine Leadership Award in Scientific Investigation, Washington University Medical School
2001 St. Louis Spirit of Health Award, American Cancer Society
2001 Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Markey Special Emphasis Pathway, Washington University Medical School
2002 Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
2003 National Academy of Medicine
2005 Herman Beerman Award, Society of Investigative Dermatology
2006 America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America
2007 Fellow, St. Louis Academy of Science
2007-2011 Association of American Physicians Council (Treasurer 2008-2011)
2007 Best Doctors in America
2008 Distinguished Educator Award for Postdoctoral Mentoring, Washington University Medical School
2008 American Society of Hematology Mentor Award
2009 Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Chair in Oncology
2009-2012 Who's Who in America
2010 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2010 Alumni Achievement Award, Drake University
2011 2nd Century Award, Washington University
2012 Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Science Award, St. Louis Academy of Science
2012 E. Donnall Thomas Prize, American Society of Hematology
2014 Distinguished Scientist Award, Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)
2015 Alfred G. Knudson Award for Cancer Genetics, National Cancer Institute
2015 Erasmus Hematology Prize, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2015 Distinguished Faculty Award, Washington University Medical School
2016 David Workman Memorial Award, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, New York, NY
2016 Carl & Gerty Cori Award for Faculty Achievement, Washington University in St. Louis
National Leadership Positions, Societies, & Boards
1990-1991 Chairman, Committee on Scientific Affairs, American Society of Hematology
1992-present Cooley's Anemia Foundation Medical Advisory Board
1992-1996 Hematology I Study Section, ad hoc member
1997-1998 President, American Society for Clinical Investigation
1998-2001 FASEB Board of Directors
2004-2005 General Motors Foundation, Awards Committee
2004-2007 American Society of Hematology, Awards Committee
2007-2011 Association of American Physicians Council
2007-present International Cancer Genomics Consortium Scientific Planning Committee
2008-2012 Treasurer, Association of American Physicians
2008-2013 NHGRI Board of Scientific Counselors (Chair, 2009-2013)
2015-2020 National Cancer Advisory Board
Editorial Boards
1990-1996
1998-2003
Blood
1995-1998 Clinical Molecular Pathology
1998-2003 Journal of Clinical Investigation