Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD

Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD

Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist, Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Bone marrow transplantation, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome

Research Interest

Clinical and translational research in hematologic malignancies and stem-cell transplantation.


  • 1992: MD/PhD, molecular biology and biochemistry, Washington University, St. Louis


  • 1992 - 1994: Intern and resident, internal medicine, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 1994 - 1999: Fellow, hematology and oncology, Washington University

Board Certification

  • 1997: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 2001: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Selected Research Publications

The role of allogeneic transplant for adult Ph+ ALL in CR1 with complete molecular remission: a retrospective analysis.
  • Ghobadi A, Slade M, Kantarjian H, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Kebriaei P
  • Blood 2022
Proteomic and phosphoproteomic landscapes of acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Kramer MH, Zhang Q, Sprung R, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Ley TJ
  • Blood 2022
Decitabine salvage for TP53-mutated, relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia after cytotoxic induction therapy.
  • Ferraro F, Gruszczynska A, Ruzinova MB, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Welch JS
  • Haematologica 2022
NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Hematopoietic Growth Factors, Version 1.2022.
  • Griffiths EA, Roy V, Alwan L, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Pluchino L
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022
Focal disruption of DNA methylation dynamics at enhancers in IDH-mutant AML cells.
  • Wilson ER, Helton NM, Heath SE, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Spencer DH
  • Leukemia 2022
Systemic IL-15 promotes allogeneic cell rejection in patients treated with natural killer cell adoptive therapy.
  • Berrien-Elliott MM, Becker-Hapak M, Cashen AF, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Fehniger TA
  • Blood 2022
Hematopoietic cell transplantation donor-derived memory-like NK cells functionally persist after transfer into patients with leukemia.
  • Berrien-Elliott MM, Foltz JA, Russler-Germain DA, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Fehniger TA
  • Sci Transl Med 2022
NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Version 3.2022.
  • Greenberg PL, Stone RM, Al-Kali A, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Hochstetler C
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022
Immunosuppression and outcomes in adult patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia with normal karyotypes.
  • Ferraro F, Miller CA, Christensen KA, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Ley TJ
  • Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2021
Genome Sequencing as an Alternative to Cytogenetic Analysis in Myeloid Cancers.
  • Duncavage EJ, Schroeder MC, O'Laughlin M, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Spencer DH
  • N Engl J Med 2021
Multidimensional Analyses of Donor Memory-Like NK Cells Reveal New Associations with Response after Adoptive Immunotherapy for Leukemia.
  • Berrien-Elliott MM, Cashen AF, Cubitt CC, [...] Westervelt P, [...] Fehniger TA
  • Cancer Discov 2020

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • West St. Louis County

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

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