Francesca Ferraro, MD, PhD

Francesca Ferraro, MD, PhD


Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Cancer of the blood, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma

Research Interest

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)


  • 2004: MD, University of Parma, Italy
  • 2014: PhD, University of Parma, Italy


  • 2013 - 2016: Resident, internal medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
  • 2016 - 2018: Fellow, hematology/oncology, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certification

  • 2016: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2018: American Board of Internal Medicine - hematology

Selected Research Publications

Missense mutations in Myc Box I influence nucleocytoplasmic transport to promote leukemogenesis.
  • Arthur NB, Christensen KA, Mannino K, [...] Ferraro F
  • Clin Cancer Res 2024
Plasma Proteomic Signature Predicts Myeloid Neoplasm Risk.
  • Tran D, Beeler JS, Liu J, [...] Ferraro F, [...] Bolton KL
  • Clin Cancer Res 2024
Leukemia relapse via genetic immune escape after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
  • Pagliuca S, Gurnari C, Hercus C, [...] Ferraro F, [...] Maciejewski JP
  • Nat Commun 2023
Immunosuppression and outcomes in adult patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia with normal karyotypes.
  • Ferraro F, Miller CA, Christensen KA, [...] Ley TJ
  • Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2021
Functional and epigenetic phenotypes of humans and mice with DNMT3A Overgrowth Syndrome.
  • Smith AM, LaValle TA, Shinawi M, [...] Ferraro F, [...] Ley TJ
  • Nat Commun 2021

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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