Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., President of City of Hope National Medical Center and the Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished Chair, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, builder, innovator, leader and visionary at City of Hope.
A leading researcher in immunology, lymphoma and leukemia, Dr. Caligiuri dedicates himself to developing the next generation of cancer therapies, rapidly delivering them to patients and curing their disease. His research team is currently focused on bringing natural killer cellular therapies to patients with any form of cancer.
Dr. Caligiuri strives to employ an inclusive leadership style to foster greater collaboration across City of Hope and other institutions and optimize the patient care system to ensure the highest quality and safest patient experience. More than 1,000 patients have been treated on clinical trials developed or co-developed by Dr. Caligiuri.
He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine's Class of 2018 for his breakthrough discoveries in NK leukemia and cutaneous T cell lymphoma. He is also the past president of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world's largest cancer research organization with 40,000 members in 120 countries. In addition to serving as president of the AACR, he was also recently named a fellow of that organization.
Previously, Dr. Caligiuri worked as a physician, scientist and leader in the cancer program at The Ohio State University for 20 years. He was the CEO of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and directed The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center for 14 years, recruiting over 300 cancer physicians and scientists.
1979, B.A., State University of New York/Buffalo (In abstentia, Humanities & Health Science), Buffalo, NY
1982, M.A., Stanford University (Physiology), Stanford, CA
1983, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
1983-1989, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1986-1989, Medical Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immunology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1983-1986, Internship and residency, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2018-present, President of City National Medical Center and the Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished Chair, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
2016-2018, President, American Association for Cancer Research
2008-2017, Chief Executive Officer, The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2003-2017, Vice President for Health Sciences, Cancer Programs, Ohio State University, Columbus OH
2003-2017, Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
2003-2007, Deputy Director, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2000-2007, Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1997-2017, The John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
Awards & Memberships
2019, Janeway Medal from the American Radium Society (ARS)
2018, J.E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine, Stanford University
2018, Simon M. Shubitz Cancer Prize and Lectureship, University of Chicago Medicine
2012, NCI Director’s Service Award
2010, NCI MERIT Award, National Cancer Institute
2008, John Wayne Clinical Research Award, Society of Surgical Oncologists
2018, Fellow, American Associate for Cancer Research
2018, Member, National Academy of Medicine
2011, Member, The Ohio State Medical Association
2008, Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2004, Member, Association of American Physicians
2003, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1998, Fellow, American College of Physicians
1998, Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation
1997-1999, Member, The Transplantation Society
1997, Member, The American Association of Immunology
Caligiuri MA. Addressing disparities: The 10th anniversary of the AACR cancer health disparities conference. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep;26(9):1359. DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0670. PMID: 28864452.
Campbell AR, Duggan MC, Suarez-Kelly LP, Bhave N, Opheim KS, McMichael EL, Trikha P, Parihar R, Luedke E, Lewis A, Yung B, Lee R, Raulet D, Tridandapani S, Groh V, Yu L, Yildiz V, Byrd JC, Caligiuri MA, Carson WE 3rd. MICA-Expressing monocytes enhance natural killer cell Fc receptor-mediated antitumor functions. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 Sept;5(9):778-789. DOI: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-16-0005. PMID: 28724544. PMCID: PMC5581690.
Victor AR, Nalin AP, Dong W, McClory S, Wei M, Mao C, Kladney RD, Youssef Y, Chan WK, Briercheck EL, Hughes T, Scoville SD, Pitarresi JR, Chen C, Manz S, Wu LC, Zhang J, Ostrowski MC, Freud AG, Leone GW, Caligiuri MA, Yu J. IL-18 drives ILC3 proliferation and promotes IL-22 production via NF-KB. J Immunol. 2017 Aug 25 DOI: 10.4049.jimmunol.1601554. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28842466.
Dai HS, Griffin N, Bolyard C, Mao HC, Zhang J, Cripe TP, Suenaga T, Arase H, Nakano I, Chiocca EA, Kaur B, Yu J, Caligiuri MA. The Fc domain of immunoglobulin is sufficient to bridge NK cells with virally infected cells: Immunity. 2017 July 18;47(1):159-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.06.019. PMID: 28723548. PMCID: PMC5568648.
Long M, Beckwith K, Do P, Mundy BL, Gordon A, Lehman AM, Maddocks KJ, Cheney C, Jones JA, Flynn JM, Andritsos LA, Awan F, Fraietta JA, June CH, Maus MV, Woyach JA, Caligiuri MA, Johnson AJ, Muthusamy N, Byrd JC. Ibrutinib treatment improves T cell number and function in CLL patients. J Clin Invest. 2017 Aug 1:127(8):3052-3064. DOI: 10.1172/JCI89756. PMID: 28714866. PMCID: PMC5531425.
Papaioannou D, Shen C, Nicolet D, McNeil B, Bill M, Karunasiri M, Burke MH, Ozer HG, Yilmaz SA, Zitzer N, Behbehani GK, Oakes CC, Steiner DJ, Marcucci G, Powell BL, Kolitz JE, Carter TH, Wang ES, Mrózek K, Croce CM, Caligiuri MA, Bloomfield CD, Garzon R, Dorrance AM. Prognostic and biological significance of the proangiogenic factor EGFL7 in acute myeloid leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2017. June 6;114(23):E4641-E4647. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1703142114. PMID: 28533390. PMCID: PMC5468639.
Wesolowski R, Duggan MC, Stiff A, Markowitz J, Trikha P, Levine KM, Schoenfield L, Abdel-Rasoul M, Layman R, Ramaswamy B, Macrae ER, Lustberg MB, Reinbolt RE, Mrozek E, Byrd JC, Caligiuri MA, Mace TA, Carson WE 3rd. Circulating myeloid-derived suppressor cells increase in patients undergoing neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2017 Jul 7. DOI: 10.1007/s00262-017-2083-3. PMID: 28688082.
Yip BH, Tsai CT, Rane JK, Vetharoy W, Anquita E, Dong S, Caligiuri MA, So CWE. Amplification of mixed lineage leukemia gene perturbs hematopoiesis and cooperates with partial tandem duplication to induce acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2017. Aug;102(8):e300-e304. DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2016.161406. PMID: 28522575.
Chen L, Mao H, Zhang J, Chu J, Devine S, Caligiuri MA, Yu J. Targeting FLT3 by chimeric antigen receptor T cells for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia. 2017 Aug,31(8):1830-1834. DOI: 10.1038/leu.2017.147. PMID: 28496177. PMCID: PMC5558867.
Papaioannou D, Nicolet D, Volinia S, Mrózek K, Yan P, Bundschuh R, Carroll AJ, Kohlschmidt J, Blum W, Powell BL, Uy GL, Kolitz JE, Wang ES, Eisfeld AK, Orwick SJ, Lucas DM, Caligiuri MA, Stone RM, Byrd JC, Garzon R, Bloomfield CD. Prognostic and biologic significance of long non-coding RNA profiling in younger adults with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2017 Aug:102(8):1391-1400. DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2017.166215. PMID: 28473620. PMCID: PMC5541873.
Scoville SD, Freud AG, Caligiuri MA. Modeling human natural killer cell development in the era of innate lymphoid cells. Front Immunol. 2017 Mar 27;8:360. DOI:10.3389/fimmu.2017.00360. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28396671. PMCID: PMC5366880.
Mace EM, Bigley V, Gunesch JT, Chinn IK, Angelo LS, Care MA, Maisuria S, Keller MD, Togi S, Watkin LB, LaRosa DF, Jhangiani SN, Muzny DM, Stray-Pedersen A, Coban Akdemir Z, Smith JB, Hernández-Sanabria M, Le DT, Hogg GD, Cao TN, Freud AG, Szymanski EP, Savic S, Collin M, Cant AJ, Gibbs RA, Holland SM, Caligiuri MA, Ozato K, Paust S, Doody GM, Lupski JR, Orange JS. Biallelic mutations in IRF8 impair human NK cell maturation and function. J Clin Invest. 2017 Jan 3, 127(1):306-320. DOI: 10.1172/JCI86276. PMID: 27893462. PMCID: PMC5199714.
Teng KY, Han J, Zhang X, Hsu SH, He S, Wani N, Barajas J, Snyder LA, Frankel WL, Caligiuri MA, Jacob ST, Yu J, Ghoshal K. Blocking the Ccl2-Ccr2 axis using Ccl2 neutralizing antibody is an effective therapy for hepatocellular cancer in a mouse model. Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 Feb; 16(2):312-322. DOI:10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-16-0124. PMID: 27980102. PMCID: PMC5292068.
Park IK, Blum W, Baker SD, Caligiuri MA. E3 ubiquitin ligase Cbl-b activates the p53 pathway by targeting Siva1, a negative regulator of ARF, in FLT3 inhibitor-resistant acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia. 2017 Feb; 31(2):502-505. DOI:10.1038/leu.2016.293. Epub 2016 Oct 24. PMID: 27773928.
Bolyard CM, Meisen WH, Banasavadi-Siddegowda Y, Hardcastle J, Yoo JY, Wohleb ES, Wojton J, Yu JG, Dubin S, Khosla M, Xu B, Smith JG, Alvarez-Breckenridge C, Pow-Anpongkul P, Pichiorri F, Zhang J, Old M, Zhu D, Van Meir EG, Godbout J, Caligiuri MA, Yu J, Kaur B. BAI1 Orchestrates Macrophage Inflammatory Response to HSV Infection- implications for Oncolytic Viral Therapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 1; 23(7):1809-1819 DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1818. Epub 2016 Nov 9.PMID: 27852701. PMCID: PMC5380537.
Mundy-Bosse BL, Scoville SD, Chen L, McConnell K, Mao HC, Ahmed EH, Zorko N, Harvey S, Cole J, Zhang X, Costinean S, Croce CM, Larkin K, Byrd JC, Basu S, Blum W, Yu J, Freud AG, Caligiuri MA. MicroRNA-29b mediates altered innate immune development in acute leukemia. J Clin Invest. 2016 Dec 1; 126(12):4404-4416. DOI:10.1172/JCI85413. Epub 2016 Oct 24. PMID: 27775550. PMCID: PMC5127669.
Yoo JY, Jaime-Ramirez AC, Bolyard C, Dai H, Nallanagulagari T, Wojton J, Hurwitz BS, Relation T, Lee TJ, Lotze MT, Yu JG, Zhang J, Croce CM, Yu J, Caligiuri MA, Old M, Kaur B. Bortezomib treatment sensitizes Oncolytic HSV-1-Treated tumors to NK cell immunotherapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Nov 1, 22(21):5265-76. PMID: 27390350. PMCID: PMC5093037.
Mishra A, La Perle K, Kwiatkowski S, Sullivan LA, Sams GH, Johns J, Curphey DP, Wen J, McConnell K, Qi J, Wong H, Russo G, Zhang J, Marcucci G, Bradner JE, Porcu P, Caligiuri MA. Mechanism, Consequences, and Therapeutic Targeting of Abnormal IL15 Signaling in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma. Cancer Discov. 2016 Sep;6(9):986-1005. PubMed PMID: 27422033. PMCID:PMC5388135.
Haverkos BM, Gru AA, Geyer SM, Bingman AK, Hemminger JA, Mishra A, Wong HK, Pancholi P, Freud AG, Caligiuri MA, Baiocchi RA, Porcu P. Increased levels of plasma Epstein barr virus DNA identify a poor-risk subset of patients with advanced stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Clin Lymphema Myeloma Leuk. 2016 Aug; 16 Suppl:S181-S190.e4. DOI: 10.1016/j.clml.2016.02.014. PMID: 27521316. PMCID: PMC4999299.