Education

Fellowship
Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1996
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1993
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991
Degree
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1990

Medical Board Certifications

Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997

Gender

Male

State License

A49741
  • About Me

    About Me

    Lee Rosen, MD, FACP is Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine.  He has a longstanding interest in the treatment of pancreas and other gastrointestinal malignancies, specifically in the area of new drug development.  Dr. Rosen completed his residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1996, joining the full-time faculty immediately thereafter.  He created and directed the Cancer Therapy Development Program, designed to coordinate translational/clinical research of new cancer treatments.  Some of the first drugs he and his team worked with were designed for gastrointestinal cancers, so he and colleagues created a group dedicated to treating these diseases in a coordinated fashion.  He also became interested in so-called "targeted" therapy, whereby cancers could be attacked by agents with a more rational drug design and the avoidance of toxicity to normal cells.  He has worked with angiogenesis inhibitors since their first appearance in the clinic and other molecules inhibiting signal transduction, others that try to harness the immune system to control cancer and still others that work by rational drug design.

    Dr. Rosen and his group recently rejoined the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UCLA in 2011, where he now directs our Drug Development Program, co-directs the outpatient cancer center in Santa Monica and participates actively in the Gastrointestinal Malignancy multi-specialty groups.  He continues his active clinical practice and his search for new, hopefully less toxic and more effective ways of treating cancers.  His many clinical trials are open to patients with a range of malignancies and there are many new trials coming soon.

    Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, trained in Hematology, Dr. Rosen is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American College of Physicians (ACP, where he is also a Fellow).

  • Locations

    Santa Monica - Cancer Care (Suite 600)

    (primary location)
    Address
    2020 Santa Monica Blvd
    Suite 600
    Santa Monica, California 90404
    Phone
    (888)ONC-UCLA
    Fax
    310-829-6192
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997

    Education

    Fellowship
    Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1996
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1993
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991
    Degree
    MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1990
  • Clinical Interests
    • Advanced Malignancies
    • Cancers of the Digestive Tract
    • Colorectal (colon, rectum and anus)
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastric Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
    • General Oncology
    • Hepatobiliary Cancers
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreas
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Phase 1 Clinical Trials
    • Unknown Primary