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Leonidas C. Platanias, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

BIOGRAPHY


Prior to joining Northwestern, Leonidas C. Platanias MD, PhD, was the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In November 2002, Dr. Platanias was named the Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology, honoring the children of Northwestern University Trustee Ann Lurie and her late husband, Robert. In addition to his duties as Deputy Director he continues his molecular biology and biochemistry research focused on signaling pathways in cancer cells and efforts to develop novel treatments for malignancies by targeting such pathways. Dr. Platanias is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Leukemia and Lymphoma, and Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research where he serves as an Associate Editor. Dr. Platanias has served as a member or chair in several review committees at NIH, the DOD, and the VA. He recently completed a term as a member of the Cancer Molecular Pathobiology (CAMP) study section, and he is now one of the founding members of the Molecular Oncogenesis (MONC) study section at NIH. Dr. Platanias is also an active member of the Hematologic Malignancies and HAST Programs.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Patras University (Greece) - 1983
  • Residency
    Kings County Hospital Center - 1989
  • Fellowship
    University of Chicago Medical Center - 1992

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 21-100

Chicago, IL 60611

312-908-1372

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Leukemia
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple Myeloma

LANGUAGES


  • German
  • Greek

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus
  • Workmans Compensation