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Clinical Expertise

  •  Acute leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative diseases


James K. McCloskey II, M.D., currently leads the Division of Leukemia as the interim Chief. He specializes in the care of patients with acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and myeloproliferative diseases. He was previously the chief fellow in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital. His research interests focus on developmental therapeutics for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), MDS, and myeloproliferative disorders, including chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

Dr. McCloskey has extensive research experience, serving as primary investigator on multiple clinical trials, including those evaluating IDH inhibitors in AML, novel therapies for MDS, and pacritinib for patients with myelofibrosis. He has authored or coauthored numerous publications, including book chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He has published research on the treatment of adolescent ALL patients with pediatric-inspired induction regimens, as well as the outcomes of AML patients with monocytic differentiation.

Dr. McCloskey has presented a range of clinical work at major medical conferences, including meetings of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Georgetown University Research Day, and the Society of Comparative and Integrative Biology. His research has been published in BloodAdvances in Clinical OncologyOncoTargets and Therapy, and Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.


Hackensack - John Theurer Cancer Center : 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA

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