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Lauren M Curtis, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Languages: English, French


Hematology, Hematology and Oncology, Oncology


Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-660-6500 | Fax: 202-660-6501


Lauren M. Curtis, M.D., is a clinical associate in hematology and oncology and also treats gynecologic malignancy at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Curtis is board certified in hematology, oncology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Curtis earned her medical degree at the University of Montreal School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, followed by a fellowship in oncology and hematology at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Curtis also completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Curtis also serves as a special volunteer for the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, where she previously served as a staff clinician. She also previously served as an internal medicine attending and instructor in medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Curtis has earned the Abstract Achievement Award by the American Society of Hematology, and the Special Act of Service Group Award by the National Cancer Institute. 

Dr. Curtis is a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Hematology, and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 

Dr. Curtis has contributed to numerous publications, book chapters, conference presentations and other presentations. She has participated in laboratory research and served as a principal investigator and associate investigator on clinical trial research. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Universite de Montreal (2007)


  • Mount Auburn Hospital / Internal Medicine (2010)


  • National Institutes of Health / Oncology and Hematology (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Hematology (2015)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Oncology (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Curtis, L.M., Pirsl, F., Steinberg, S.M., Mitchell, S.A., Baird, K., Cowen, E.W., Mays, J., Buxbaum, N.P., Pichard, D.C., Im, A., Avila, D., Taylor, T., Fowler, D.H., Gress, R.E., Pavletic, S.Z. "Predictors for Permanent Discontinuation of Systemic Immunosuppression in Severely Affected Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease Patients." Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Aug 7. pii: S1083-8791(17)30627-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.08.005.

Goklemez, S., Pirsl, F., Curtis, L.M., Steinberg, S.M., Cowen, E.W., Mays, J.W., Kenyon, M., Baruffaldi, J., Hakim, F.T., Pavletic, S.Z. "Clinical significance of IgE in a large cohort of patients with moderate or severe chronic graft-versus-host disease." Am J Hematol. 2017 Aug;92(8):E162-E164. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24768. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Curtis, L.M., Pavletic, S.Z. "IL-2, the next best thing in chronic GVHD therapy?" Blood. 2016 Jul 7;128(1):13-5. doi: 10.1182/blood-2016-05-711796.

Katic, M., Pirsl, F., Steinberg, S.M., Dobbin, M., Curtis, L.M., Pulanic, D., Desnica, L., Titarenko, I., Pavletic, S.Z. "Vitamin D levels and their associations with survival and major disease outcomes in a large cohort of patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease." Croat Med J. 2016 Jun 30;57(3):276-86.

Pirsl, F., Curtis, L.M., Steinberg, S.M., Tella, S.H., Katic, M., Dobbin, M., Hsu, J., Hakim, F.T., Mays, J.W., Im, A.P., Pulanic, D., Mitchell, S.A., Baruffaldi, J., Masuch, L., Halverson, D.C., Gress, R.E., Barsony, J., Pavletic, S.Z. "Characterization and Risk Factor Analysis of Osteoporosis in a Large Cohort of Patients with Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease." Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Aug;22(8):1517-1524. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.04.012. Epub 2016 Apr 23.

Activities & Honors


  • Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology
  • Special Act of Service Group Award, National Cancer Institute


  • American Society for Clinical Oncology


  • American Society for Hematology
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation


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