Dr. Amy DeZern is a hematologist and medical oncologist at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and is an Associate Professor of Oncology and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree in 2005 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her Masters in Clinical Investigation (M.H.S.) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed residency training in internal medicine as well as fellowships in medical oncology and hematology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. DeZern sees patients at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. DeZern’s primary clinical and research interests are focused on bone marrow failure disorders. She has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), aplastic anemia (AA), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and other bone marrow failure syndromes as well as acute leukemias. She sees clinic patients weekly with these diagnoses as well as patients in need of bone marrow transplants for the same disorders. Dr. DeZern greatly enjoys taking care of patients with bone marrow failure and hematologic malignancies, and is dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of patients with these conditions. To that end, she is an active clinician scientist who specializes in clinical studies of diagnostics and therapeutics for marrow failure. She is the principal investigator of several clinical trials treating patients with severe aplastic anemia using a specialized bone marrow transplant regimen at Johns Hopkins as well as the PI of multiple other study protocols for novel therapeutics in MDS. Her work has resulted in multiple publications in the scientific literature and presentations at national meetings. She is also involved with the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation and is the local PI of the MDS Clinical Research Consortium. Additionally, she is the Deputy Chair of the National MDS Study.