Sonali M. Smith, MD

Associate Professor in Section of Hematology/Oncology, Director of Lymphoma Program, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Dr. Sonali Smith is Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago and Director of the Lymphoma Program. She is Vice-Chair of the SWOG Lymphoma Committee. Her clinical research interest is in the development of new agents and rational combinations in the management of both treatment-naïve and relapsed/refractory lymphomas. She has a special interest in the prognosis and biology of lymphoma, with an ultimate aim to personalize approaches based on individual risk factors. Dr. Smith serves on multiple national committees focused on improving treatment options for patients with lymphoma, including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (where she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board), ALLIANCE, Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (where she is co-chair of the working group for Lymphoma) and NCI Lymphoma Steering Committee. Through these organizations, Dr. Smith collaborates on research projects, provides physician education, and works on workshops and websites aimed at providing reliable information for patients and families affected by lymphoma. She has over 130 publications and given almost 200 presentations to peers and/or patient audiences. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer. Additionally, she has won several teaching awards at The University of Chicago, reflecting her commitment to training and education.