Board of Trustees: Marshall A. Lichtman

Marshall Lichtman

Marshall Lichtman headshotMarshall A. Lichtman, M.D. is Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was reappointed to the SUNY Board of Trustees June 21, 2012, to a second term that expires June 30, 2018.

Dr. Lichtman received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, where he majored in Zoology (Biology), and the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. 

He completed residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, he returned to the University of Rochester to join the faculty. Thereafter, he was named a Scholar of the Leukemia Society of America and, simultaneously, awarded research support from the National Cancer Institute to pursue his research interests in the cellular biochemical abnormalities in leukemia.  He was Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine for 10 years, in addition to his continued role as a teacher, scientist, and hematologist.

Dr. Lichtman served as the sixth Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for six years from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1995. During that time he supervised the School's thirty-three academic departments, divisions, and centers, fifteen hundred medical, graduate, and post-doctoral students, nine hundred faculty, and diverse educational, research, and patient care programs. From 1996 to 2007 he was the Executive Vice President for Research and Medical Programs of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while retaining his appointment as Professor at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Lichtman has served on the editorial board of seven scientific journals and is currently the editor-in-chief of Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases. He has been the editor of four monographs and four textbooks of hematology, one of which is in its eighth edition, and has authored over 300 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters on the physiology, biochemistry, and clinical disorders of blood cells. His research has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Society of America, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Biomedical Research Program, and several foundations. 

Dr. Lichtman has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians, and is a member of several scientific societies including the American Physiological Society and the American Society of Cell Biology.  He is a Master of The American College of Physicians and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Certificate of Merit of the Rochester Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Lichtman has been a visiting professor at over forty Medical Centers in the United States and Canada and has served on several national advisory groups, including the Hematology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.  He was Chair of the peer review group of the Division of Biological and Medical Research of the U.S. Navy, and Chair of the Scientific Council of the American Red Cross, Holland Research Laboratories.  He has been president of the American Society of Hematology and has been Chair of the Society's Advisory Board.  Dr. Lichtman has served on the Council for Graduate Medical Education of the State of New York and on the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.

Dr. Lichtman has three daughters, each with their own families, and resides with his wife, Alice Jo, in Pittsford, NY.

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