Richard A. Van Etten, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
Orange, California

Dr. Richard Van Etten received his medical degree and his PhD in biophysics from Stanford University. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Van Etten is professor of medicine and director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine.

A diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Internal Medicine, and hematology subspecialty board certification, Dr. Van Etten also holds memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. He is associate editor of Blood, is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Oncology, and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous peer-review journals.

Dr. Van Etten’s major research interests include the function and regulation of c-ABL protein; mechanisms of leukemogenesis by BCR-ABL; identification of novel therapeutic strategies for Philadelphia-positive leukemia; and assessment of targeted therapeutic agents for hematologic malignancies.

Last modified: March 3, 2020