Mark Applebaum, MD

Graduate (2015)

Post Fellowship: Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago 



Type Institution Degree/Year Field of Study
College University of California BA/2004 Molecular and Cell Biology
Medical School Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine MD/2008 Medicine
Residency University of California, San Francisco, Department of Pediatrics 2011 Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Chicago 2015 Peds Hem/Onc


Personal Statement

I came to the University of Chicago for the excellent mentorship opportunities. During my residency training, I learned the importance of having top-notch mentorship for my career development. The program and university are large enough to pursue any avenue of research while working with the faculty who can help me succeed at the highest level. At the same time, the division is small enough so that I remain an integral part of the care team.


I have also begun as fellow in the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics fellowship in order to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of the drugs we give our patents and how to improve their efficacy while minimizing toxicity.  My research is in high-risk neuroblastoma, focusing on genetic mechanisms of chemotherapy resistance, prognostic markers treatment success or failure and predictors of chemotherapy toxicity.


Living in Chicago

I live in the Near West Loop which is a very convenient 30 minute commute by car or bus. Chicago is a great city with lots going on all the time. I’m happy to be back.

My hobbies:

  • Trying new restaurants
  • Exploring the city
  • Traveling
  • Cooking


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