Dr. Daniel A. Pollyea completed his medical training at the University of Chicago Pritzker school of medicine and his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He served as Chief Medical Resident at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital and then went to Stanford University for his fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology, where he also earned a Masters degree in epidemiology. He is now an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in the Division of Hematology, where he also serves as the Clinical Director of Leukemia Services. Dr. Pollyea’s research interests involve understanding the nature of leukemia stem cells, and finding ways to target them in clinical trials with novel therapies. He serves as the PI of multiple clinical trials, has grant funding from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, has spoken at dozens of national and international conferences and has over 70 peer reviewed publications.