Dr. Tony Blau is a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Department of Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington (UW). Originally from Ohio, Blau was drawn to Seattle because of its legacy as the birthplace of bone marrow transplantation, an intense form of leukemia treatment and the first stem cell therapy.
His work focuses on stem cells and on applying personalized approaches to the treatment of cancer. He is Co-Director of the UW’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and leads the UW’s recently created Center for Cancer Innovation.
Dr. Blau has served on numerous advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University and completed his residency in internal medicine at Duke University.