Alan F. List, M.D.

Dr. List is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. List is internationally recognized for his many contributions in the development of novel, 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 malignancy requiring aggressive treatment to a condition managed in the outpatient setting with oral agents. Prior to his current position, Dr. List served as Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief, the Vice Deputy Physician-in-Chief, and the Chief of the Malignant Hematology Division at Moffitt, where he holds the Morsani Endowed Chair.

Before coming to Moffitt in 2003, Dr. List was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he also served concurrently as the Director of the Leukemia and Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and Director of the Division of Translational/Clinical Research Program. After earning a medical degree in 1980 from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Dr. List completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He then completed fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. List receives peer-reviewed NIH support for his work and publishes extensively in the areas of MDS and acute leukemia. He lectures nationally and internationally and has received several awards in recognition of his seminal contributions such as induction into The Joshua Lederberg Society; the Emil J. Freireich Award for Clinical Research, M.D. Anderson (2006); the J.P. McCarthy International Prize for Advancing the Body of Scientific Knowledge in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (2004); and the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Merit Award (1991). He is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and the Clinician’s Manual on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (2008). He serves as a member of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation Board of Directors. He also is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; American Society of Hematology; American Association for Cancer Research; International Society for Experimental Hematology; J.P. McCarthy Foundation Medical Advisory Committee; and the Southwestern Oncology Group.


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