William Matsui, M.D.
Interim Vice Dean of Research, Dell Medical School
Deputy Director, Livestrong Cancer Institutes
Director of the Hematological Malignancies Program, Livestrong Cancer Institutes
Robert E. Askew, Sr., M.D. Chair in Oncology, Department of Oncology
Professor, Department of Oncology
Courtesy Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Fellowship, Medical Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
William Matsui, M.D., is the interim vice dean of research at Dell Medical School. He is also the deputy director of Dell Med’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes and a professor of oncology and internal medicine. He specializes in caring for patients with cancers that involve the blood and bone marrow as well as bone marrow transplantation.
Matsui came to Austin from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of oncology and served as the director of the Multiple Myeloma Program and the co-director of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies. Matsui received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and his clinical training in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Matsui has carried out laboratory-based translational research throughout his career and focused on studying cancer stem cells, tumor cells with enhanced growth potential and their role in clinical oncology. His laboratory first identified cancer stem cells in the plasma cell malignancy multiple myeloma in 2003 and subsequently in other cancers including lymphomas, leukemias and pancreas cancer.
Matsui’s laboratory has also demonstrated that several pathways regulating normal stem cells, including those involved in embryonic development, are abnormally activated in cancer stem cells. Importantly, the Matsui lab has emphasized translational research and successfully built on their laboratory findings to carry out clinical trials testing novel therapies.
American Society of Hematology
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
The American Society for Clinical Investigation
Scholar in Clinical Research
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2009-2014
Kimmel Foundation Scholar
Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, 2007-2009
Teaching Award, Department of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
Teaching Award, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004
The George Santos Award
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2001