Paolo Ghia

Title: Professor
Position: Full Professor, Medical Oncology; Director, Strategic Research Program on CLL; Deputy chairman, Experimental Oncology Division Head, B-Cell Neoplasia Unit
Organization: Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy; IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
Country: Italy

Paolo Ghia received his MD from the University of Torino, Italy, and received his PhD working at the Basel Institute for Immunology, Switzerland, studying B lymphocyte development. Next, he studied the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, particularly of follicular lymphoma at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
He is now working in Milano, as Professor of Medical Oncology at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele; and Deputy Chairman of the Division of Experimental Oncology, at the affiliated Hospital, where he is Director of the Strategic Research Program on CLL, including a dedicated unit for phase 1 studies.
His research interest is the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms acting in the natural history of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), including Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis (MBL). On these topics he has published over 330 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
He is President of the European Research Initiative on CLL (ERIC) and a member of the International Workshop on CLL (iwCLL). He coauthors the EHA-ESMO guidelines for CLL treatment and the ERIC recommendations on IGHV, TP53 and MRD analyses. He is currently Associate Editor for CLL at Hemasphere, the official Journal of the European Hematology Association (EHA).