Kelvin Lee Kelvin Lee, MD

Kelvin Lee

Medical Oncology

Specializing In:

Multiple myeloma

Special Interests:

Immunology and biology of multiple myeloma and normal plasma cells Dendritic cell biology Novel therapeutics for hematological malignancies

About Kelvin Lee


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of Immunology
  • The Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology
  • Senior Vice President, Basic Science
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Research Professor of Microbiology


Education and Training:

  • MD - University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI


  • University of Colorado (Internal Medicine) Denver, CO


  • University of Michigan Medical School (Medical Oncology) Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan (Research) Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine


Full Publications list on PubMed

Utley A, Holling GA, Cooper J, Liu WS, Barwick BG, Gavile CM, Maguire O, Murray-Dupuis M, Rozanski C, Jordan MS, Kambayashi T, Olejniczak S, Boise LH, and Lee KP. CD28 Regulates Metabolic Fitness for Long-Lived Plasma Cell Survival, Cell Reports, under revision 2019

Nair JR, Caserta J, Pundt K, Howell T, Fetterley G, Baldino C, and Lee KP. Novel inhibition of PIM2 kinase has significant anti-tumor efficacy in multiple myeloma. Leukemia. 2017 Aug;31(8):1715-1726.  PMCID: PMC5537056

Boise LH, Kaufman JL, Bahlis NJ, Lonial S, Lee KP. The Tao of myeloma. Blood. 2014 Sep 18;124(12):1873-9.

Murray, ME, Gavile, CM, Nair, J, Koorella, C, Carlson, LM, Buac, D, Utley, A, Chesi, M,Bergsagel, PL, Boise, LH, and Lee, KP. CD28-mediated pro-survival signaling induces chemotherapeutic resistance in multiple myeloma, Blood. 2014 Jun 12;123(24):3770-9. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-10-530964. Epub 2014 Apr PMID: 24782505.

Rozanski CH, Arens R, Carlson LM, Nair JR, Boise LH,  Chanan-Khan AA, Schoenberger SP, Lee KP.  Long Term Humoral Immunity is Dependent on CD28 Expression in Plasma Cells.  J Exp Med. 2011 Jul 4;208(7):1435-46

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