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Elie Traer, MD, PhD

Hematologist Oncologist, Associate Professor of Medicine

18 years treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Clinical Expertise

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Dr. Traer completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology from Oregon Health & Science University. He received his M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

In addition to practicing general hematology at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Traer is involved in clinical trials evaluating targeted therapy with kinase inhibitors in leukemia patients. He is performing research with Brian Druker, M.D. to investigate how the bone marrow microenvironment provides sanctuary to leukemia cells by providing critical survival signals, which eventually leads to disease resistance and relapse. He is working to develop new therapies that more effectively target cancer cells within the microenvironment and improve upon existing therapy.


OHSU Knight Cancer Institute: Center for Health & Healing Building, 3485 S Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239, USA

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