Oncology Division

Francesca Ferraro, MD, PhD

Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology

Clinical & Research Interest

  • Acute myeloid leukemia


  • 314-362-8832 (tel)
  • 314-362-9333 (fax)
  • Room 626, Southwest Tower (lab)
  • Division of Oncology
    Section of Stem Cell Biology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110


1998-2004 Medical School, University of Parma, Italy
Post-graduate Training
2005-2008 Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Fellow, Maggiore Hospital, University of Parma, Italy
2009-2012 Visiting PhD Student, CSRB, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Dr. David Scadden laboratory, Cambridge, MA
2009-2013 PhD, University of Parma, Italy
2012-2013 Posdoctoral Research Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Stephen Sykes laboratory, Philadelphia, PA
2013-2016 Internal Medicine Residency, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
2016-2018 Hematology-Oncology Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
2018-present Instructor of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
2016 American Board of Internal Medicine
Honors & Awards
1998-2004 Parma, Italy: "Best student" award for the 1^, 2^, 3^, 4^, 5^ and 6^ college academic years
2006 Milan, Italy: Winner of the MNIAA (Mario Negri Institute) prize for the best MD thesis
2010 Melbourne, Australia: Recipient of ISEH (International Society for Experimental Hematology) New Investigator Award at the 2010 ISEH annual meeting
2018 K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award: Mechanisms of genomic remethylation after treatment with decitabine
Professional Societies & Organizations
2008-present Italian Society of Haematology
2009-present American Society of Hematology
2009-present International Society of Hematology
2010-present American Academy for Communication in Healthcare
2013-present American College of Physicians