November 12, 2012
Dr. Michael R. Bishop, 53, has been appointed professor of medicine and director of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant program at the University of Chicago Medicine, effective November 15, 2012.
Bishop comes to the University of Chicago from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where he was a professor of medicine and head of the adult hematologic malignancies section. Prior to that he spent 12 years at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, where he served as clinical head of the experimental transplantation and immunology branch of the NCI's Center for Cancer Research.
Bishop earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a three-year fellowship in hematology/oncology at Loyola University Medical Center. He was an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he served as director of the leukemia and allogeneic stem cell transplantation programs.