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Elie Traer, M.D., Ph.D.

Accepting new patients

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine


  • Cancer

Special focus

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Medical Oncology and Hematology

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Traer completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology from Oregon Health & Science University. He received his M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

In addition to practicing general hematology at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Traer is involved in clinical trials evaluating targeted therapy with kinase inhibitors in leukemia patients. He is performing research with Brian Druker, M.D. to investigate how the bone marrow microenvironment provides sanctuary to leukemia cells by providing critical survival signals, which eventually leads to disease resistance and relapse. He is working to develop new therapies that more effectively target cancer cells within the microenvironment and improve upon existing therapy.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2006, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    • M.D., 2006, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency

    • Internal medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.
  • Fellowship

    • Hematology/oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (100 Ratings, 38 Reviews)

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