Alan F. List, M.D.


Alan F. List, M.D., is an internationally recognized oncologist with more than 20 years of industry experience. For more than a decade, he worked at the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he was the president and chief executive officer at Moffitt Cancer Center for seven years. Dr. List is internationally recognized for his many contributions in the development of more effective treatment strategies for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). His pioneering work led to the development of lenalidomide (Revlimid®) from the laboratory to clinical trials, which went on to receive fast-track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and approval for the treatment of patients with MDS and multiple myeloma. This work transformed the natural history of MDS from a premalignant condition that progressed to cancer requiring aggressive treatment to a condition managed in the outpatient setting with medications.

Dr. List is the author of more than 425 peer-reviewed articles and books. He previously served as the President for the Society of Hematologic Oncology and a member of the MDS Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. List is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He is a Charter Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, an inductee in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, and holds 18 U.S. patents and >45 applications filed. Dr. List was 2016 recipient of the Celgene Career Achievement Award for Clinical Research in Hematology, and other recognitions including the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Merit Award, the J.P. McCarthy Foundation International Prize, the Emil J. Freireich Award, the Joshua Lederberg Society, and the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Leadership in Science Award.

Dr. List received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bucknell University and earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to joining the Moffitt Cancer Center in 2003, Dr. List held academic and clinical appointments at the University of Arizona.

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