Dr Pau Montesinos, MD, PhD, is an attending physician at the University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain, where he leads the Leukemia Unit of the Department of Hematology. He earned his medical degree in the Faculty of Medicine of Valencia, Spain, in 2000 and completed a hematology fellowship at the University Hospital La Fe in 2005.
Dr Montesinos’ main research interest is in the area of acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and stem-cell transplantation. Transplant coordinator in the hematology service from 2010 to 2016 and now leader of the acute leukemia program, principal investigator of more than 80 trials (from phase 1 to 3) in acute leukemias. Chairman of the Spanish PETHEMA AML and APL group, devoted to clinical trials design in acute leukemia, and carrying out an epidemiologic registry of iberian and latin-american AML/APL patients including so far 22,000 patients. Apart from the clinical experience, he is carrying out translational /biological projects of the PETHEMA cooperative group, setting-up a diagnostic biobank and laboratory centralization platform with harmonized procedures in Spain, and developing translational research projects in APL and AML, being of special interest the PCR, NGS, cytogenetics, and flow cytometry.
Author of 245 pubmed indexed journals articles, he has published extensively on the treatment of leukemia in journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Haematologica, and Leukemia.
EM-118645 - Date of preparation: December 2022