Russell Pachynski, MD

Russell Pachynski, MD

Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Director of GU Oncology Research, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As a member of our kidney, bladder and prostate cancer specialist teams, Dr. Pachynski cares for patients diagnosed with these cancers through treatment and recovery.

Research Interest

My clinical specialty is genitourinary cancers, with a focus on prostate cancer. I also maintain an active lab focusing on leukocyte trafficking and its role in tumor immunology, with the ultimate goal of advantageously controlling this for patients’ benefits. I hope to advance translational immunotherapy and be able to bring novel therapies from the bench to the bedside, and back again.


  • 2003: MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School


  • 2003 - 2006: Resident, internal medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif.
  • 2006 - 2010: Fellow, oncology, Stanford University

Board Certification

  • 2007: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2017: American Board of Internal Medicine- medical oncology

Selected Research Publications

Epigenetic regulation during cancer transitions across 11 tumour types.
  • Terekhanova NV, Karpova A, Liang WW, [...] Pachynski R, [...] Ding L
  • Nature 2023
Prostate cancer immunotherapy: Improving clinical outcomes with a multi-pronged approach.
  • Sridaran D, Bradshaw E, DeSelm C, Pachynski R, [...] Mahajan NP
  • Cell Rep Med 2023
Blind Image Restoration Enhances Digital Autoradiographic Imaging of Radiopharmaceutical Tissue Distribution.
  • Peng L, Nadia B, Wen J, [...] Pachynski RK, [...] Thorek DL
  • J Nucl Med 2022
Videos of Sipuleucel-T Programmed T Cells Lysing Cells That Express Prostate Cancer Target Antigens.
  • Kibel AS, Inman BA, Pachynski RK, [...] Petrylak DP
  • J Natl Cancer Inst 2022
Immunotherapy and Immunotherapy Combinations in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.
  • Bansal D, Reimers MA, Knoche EM, Pachynski RK
  • Cancers (Basel) 2021

Contact Information

  • West St. Louis County

    Medical Office Building 2, 10 Barnes West Drive
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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