59596-Lee, Kelvin

Kelvin P. Lee, MD

Associate Dean for Cancer Research

Email kplee@iu.edu
R3 C130
Indianapolis, IN


Kelvin Lee, MD, is the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center director. Dr. Lee also serves as the senior associate dean of cancer research at IU School of Medicine and the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology. He directs the Cancer Institute, an umbrella entity designed to facilitate collaboration among cancer disciplines at IU School of Medicine and Indiana University Health, enhancing clinical research opportunities for patients here in Indiana and beyond. He is a member of both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.  

From 2006 to 2021, Lee served as the Jacobs Family Chair of Immunology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York. The co-leader of the Cancer Center Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program from 2006 to 2018, Lee led the group through three successful National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant renewals before stepping down to take on the position of Senior Vice President for the Basic Sciences.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Cancer Research
  • Director of IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Education
    1984 MD University of Michigan
    1982 BS University of Michigan
  • Research

    As a physician-scientist, Dr. Lee’s research interests are both laboratory and clinical based. In the lab, his research efforts are RO1-funded and primarily focus on multiple myeloma, as well as myeloid dendritic cell differentiation in cancer. Dr. Lee is the principal investigator on active clinical trials of immunotherapy in myeloma.

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