Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Russell K. Pachynski

Russell K. Pachynski, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Molecular Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Genitourinary cancers

Research Interests

  • Tumor immunology
  • Leukocyte trafficking
  • Immunotherapy


  • 314-362-5677 (office)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8069-0012-05
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 554B, McDonnell Medical Sciences Building (office)
  • Room 554, McDonnell Medical Sciences Building (lab)


1990-1994 BS, Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1998-2003 MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Madison, WI
Post-graduate Training
2003-2006 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2006-2010 Oncology Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Academic Positions & Employment
1995-1998 Research Associate, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2001-2002 HHMI Research Scholar, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
2009-2014 Instructor, Division of Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2011-2014 Staff Oncologist, Palo Alto VA Hospital, Palo, Alto, C
2014-2021 Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2021-present Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2012-2014 Stanford Cancer Center Data Safety Monitoring Committee
2012-2014 Developmental Therapeutics Committee - Stanford Cancer Institute
2010-2014 VA VISN-21 Oncology Task Force Committee
2014-present Washington University/Siteman Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee
2017-present Prostate Cancer Foundation YIA and Challenge Award Review Committees
2018-present SITC Fellowship Awards Review Committee
2019-present American Cancer Society “Leukemia, Immunology and Blood Cell Development” Review Committee
2019-present BMS CheckMate 650 Steering Committee
2020-present NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program, Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy (CII) Study Section (NCI)
2022 NIH Cancer Biotherapeutics Development (CBD) SBIR/STTR SEP Study Section (ad hoc)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Honors & Awards
1996-1998 UCSF Outstanding Performance Award
1998-2003 University of Wisconsin Medical School Graduate Fellowship
1999 Ohiyesa Foundation Scholarship
2001-2002 Temple University Minority Trainee Research Forum - Research Award
2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continuing Fellowship Award
2002 AMA Research Seed Grant Award
2006, 2008 National Lung Cancer Partnership Travel Grant Award
2007 AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop Travel Award
2007 NCCN Fellows Recognition Program
2007 ASCO Fellows Travel Grant Program (Sanofi-Aventis)
2009 ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop Travel Award
2009 California Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
2009 ASCO Young Investigator Award
2010 AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
2012, 2013 Stanford Translational Research & Applied Medicine Program Pilot Award
2013 American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant
2014 Ferring Pharmaceuticals Innovation Grant
2015 Washington University School of Medicine Faculty Diversity Scholar
2016 Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award
2016 Kimmel Scholar Award
2016 Prostate Cancer Foundation Team Challenge Award
2017 Skandalaris Center LEAP Award (chemerin fusion protein)
2018 Cares for Cures Grant
2019 Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund Award
2019 Siteman Investment Program Award
2019 CUREiosity Event - Siteman Rock Docs Honor
2020 Skandalaris Center LEAP Award (ctDNA liquid biopsy)
2021 DeNardo Research and Education Foundation Award
2021 Siteman Investment Program Award (basic science)
Editorial Boards
Clinical Genitourinary Cancers
Frontiers in Oncology
Professional Societies
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer