Maurie Markman


Maurie Markman - Board Member and President, Medicine & Science

President, Medicine and Science

Early in his career, a mentor reminded Maurie Markman, MD, to approach the practice of medicine as a “people’s doctor.” This advice resonated with Dr. Markman, and he continues to carry it with him as he treats patients today.

A nationally-renowned oncologist, Dr. Markman is President of Medicine and Science at City of Hope. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology.

“From the beginning of my career, I recognized the importance of practicing medicine as a ‘people’s’ doctor,’” says Dr. Markman. “All of my research and work has been motivated by the thought of giving patients every option to beat their disease.”

Dr. Markman has more than 20 years of experience in cancer treatment and gynecologic research at some of the country’s most recognized facilities.

In June 2011, he received the esteemed American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Statesman Award. Presented annually, the Statesman Award recognizes individual ASCO members who have shown extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO, their hospital community and the patients they serve for at least 20 years. For his remarkable achievements in oncology research and clinical practice, Dr. Markman was also named by OncLive® as an inductee of the 2018 Giants of Cancer Care® recognition program. 

Dr. Markman served as the Vice President for Clinical Research and Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Medical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he also served as a Professor of Medicine.

Prior to that, Dr. Markman spent 11 years as Chairman of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also spent five years as Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Markman is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Bioethics from the Department of Philosophy at Cleveland State University.

Dr. Markman began his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to earn a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.

Following medical school, Dr. Markman completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital-New York University Medical Center, where he was named Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed fellowship training in hematology and oncology at both the National Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

Dr. Markman also holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from New York University Graduate School of Public Administration.

Dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to treat cancer, Dr. Markman has published more than 1400 articles, editorials, peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, reviews, letters and abstracts.

He has also written or co-edited 10 books and served as an editorial board member on over 40 journals. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of numerous oncology journals, including Oncology Digest and Current Oncology Reports. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Markman is regularly listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors, Inc., one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connelly Medical Ltd., and one of “America’s Top Oncologists” by Consumer’s Research Council of America. In 1999 he was recognized as the Lee and Jerome Burkons Research Chair in Oncology by the Cleveland Clinic.

He is widely regarded for his knowledge and expertise as a practicing clinical oncologist and is frequently asked to be a visiting professor and guest lecturer at universities and medical schools across the country. He has served as a member of hundreds of national and regional oncology committees.

Dr. Markman joined at City of Hope in September 2010. He currently serves as the National Director of Medical Oncology and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs at City of Hope Philadelphia.

He says he was drawn to City of Hope by the hospital’s patient-centered approach to cancer care and philosophy of treating the whole person, not just the disease. At City of Hope, the Patient Empowered Care® model gives patients more time and greater access to their dedicated care team, ensuring more responsive, personalized care.

Dr. Markman is a member of numerous professional organizations, including, but not limited to: the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.