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

Clinical Trials

Featured on Cancer Talk


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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