Dr. Richard Silver Recognized for Excellence in Hematology

Dr. Richard T. Silver, Emeritus Director of the Richard T. Silver Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was recently honored for his tremendous contributions to the field of hematology with the 2019 Celgene Career Achievement Award for Clinical Research in Hematology.

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Dr. Joseph Scandura Appointed Silver MPN Center Scientific Director

Dr. Joseph Scandura

Joseph Scandura, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Scientific Director of the Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. In this newly created position, Dr. Scandura will oversee clinical and basic research targeting myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of diseases causing excessive production of certain blood cells by the bone marrow. 

Silver MPN Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication

Silver MPN Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication

The Richard T. Silver MD Myeloproliterative Neoplasm Center at Weill Cornell Medicine was established in 2013 with a $3.7 million gift from the Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CR&T) in honor of Dr. Richard T.

Dr. Andrew Schafer Appointed Director of the Silver MPN Center

Dr. Schafer

Dr. Andrew Schafer has been appointed director of the Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.

MPNs encompass four main blood diseases: chronic myeloid leukemia or CML, in which bone marrow manufactures too many white blood cells; polycythemia vera, characterized by too many red blood cells; essential thrombocythemia, defined by excess platelets; and primary myelofibrosis, scarring of the bone marrow. 

Dr. Andrew Schafer Visits Collaborators at Cornell Ithaca

Dr. Schafer walking with colleagues at Cornell Ithaca

Dr. Andrew Schafer, Director of the Silver MPN Center, visits Cornell University's main campus in Ithaca, New York as part of a research collaboration that is paving the way for advancements in polycythemia vera, a myeloproliferative neoplasm that causes excess production of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Richard T. Silver MD Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Center 525 East 70th St., Starr Pavillion, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10021 SilverMPNCenter@med.cornell.edu