James Cleary, MD, PhD

Dr. Cleary is a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who specializes in treating gastrointestinal cancers. He graduated from Rutgers College and Albert Einstein Medical School. Following that, he completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber. During his fellowship, he became interested in research that focuses on identifying and developing new therapeutic treatments for gastrointestinal malignancies. Today, he works on translational research projects with basic science laboratories and is the principal investigator on clinical trials evaluating target and immune-direct therapies. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Trials in the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology at Dana-Farber. Stand Up To Cancer and the National Cancer Institute provide grants to fund his research. In addition, he has won awards for patient care at Dana-Farber and teaching at Harvard Medical School.