Dr. Sagar Lonial earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. His previous laboratory work has focused on evaluating the impact of purified dendritic cell subsets on the nature of immune responses against antigen, and he has completed several trials evaluating the impact of cytokines on dendritic cell content and post-transplant immune recovery. More recently, Dr. Lonial has focused on combinations of novel agents as therapy for myeloma.
He serves as Vice Chair of the Myeloma Committee in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and as Myeloma editor for Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia. He has received the Celgene Young Investigator Award , Indo American Cancer Association (IACA) Life Time Achievement Award, the COMY Multiple Myeloma Excellence Award for Clinical Science, and the Giants of Cancer Care inductee, and currently holds the Anne and Bernard Gray Family Chair in Cancer.