Emmanuel Katsanis, MD

Louise Thomas Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research

Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology and Immunobiology

Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

Head, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT

Phone Number: 
(520) 626-4851
(520) 626-6986
Short Bio: 

Dr. Katsanis received his MD in 1980 from the National University of Athens Medical School in Greece. He did postdoctoral work in medicine (1981-1982) and a rotating internship (1982-1983) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, followed by a pediatric residency (1983-1987) at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He then completed his fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation (1987-1990) and postdoctoral work in tumor and transplant immunology (1990-1991) leading to an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota (1991-1997).

In 1997, he joined the faculty at the University of Arizona and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2004. In 2005, he was named Head of the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and in 2012 appointed Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Katsanis provides clinical care for children with cancer and blood disorders and conducts research at the UA Steele Children's Research Center. He currently serves on NIH grant study sections, numerous international granting organizations and on journal editorial boards. Dr. Katsanis has published extensively in the areas of cancer immunology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He has received grants from the Medical Research Council of Canada, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Canadian and American Cancer Societies and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

As a pediatric oncologist, Dr. Katsanis provides care for children with cancer and other blood diseases at Diamond Children’s at University Medical Center and the Hematology/Oncology/BMT Clinic, an outpatient clinic housed within UMC.

Clinical Information

Clinical Focus: 

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT

Disease or Clinical Specialty: 
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Bone Marrow Transplant
Brain Tumor
Carcinoid Tumor
Castleman Disease
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Hodgkin Lymphoma
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Solid Tumors
Testicular Cancer

Research Information

Research Program: 
Therapeutic Development
Member Status: 
Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
Summary of Research Activity: 

Professional Information

Board Certifications: 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Pediatrics, 1987
American Board of Pediatrics, 1987
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 1990

Academic Information

Hematology/Oncology, University of Minnesota, 1990
Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Canada, 1986
Medical School: 
National University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1974-1980