Michael J. Thirman, MD, specializes in the medical management of adults with hematologic disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative disorders. His laboratory focuses on the role of MLL fusion proteins in the development of leukemia. The overall goals of his research are to understand the mechanisms that mediate transformation of normal hematopoietic stem cells and to develop targeted therapies based on these insights. Dr. Thirman also directs clinical trials in acute myeloid leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

An active researcher, Dr. Thirman has published more than 65 papers, reviews, and book chapters on clinical and laboratory studies in leukemia and lymphoma. He serves on the editorial board of Blood Advances, the Medical Advisory Board of the Leukemia Research Foundation, and the Board of Trustees of the Illinois chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is a recipient of the Stohlman Scholar Award by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was selected as a Chicago Magazine Top Cancer Doctor.

Education

University of Michigan Medical School

Additional Education

  • Residency: University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Hematology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1989

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English