School of Public Health

Walter, Roland

Roland B. Walter

Associate Professor, Medicine - Hematology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


MD Medicine, University of Zurich (Switzerland), 1997
PhD Experimental Pathology, University of Washington, 2006
MS Epidemiology (Clinical Research), University of Washington, 2011

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
100 Fairview Ave. N., D2-190
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-3599

Dr. Walter is an Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Division of Hematology. He is particularly interested in the delineation of the clonal origin of AML, the molecular and phenotypic characterization of AML stem and progenitor cells, and the interaction between AML cells and their environment. An overarching goal of these laboratory-based studies is the development of targeted treatments aimed to eradicate disease-relevant AML cells, with CD33-directed therapies being one important example for our efforts. He is also involved in the early testing of novel drugs and innovative care approaches in patients with AML. Finally, Dr. Walter participates in collaborative projects utilizing large datasets that aim to improve diagnostic and prognostic tools in AML or, together with epidemiologists, study risk factors for the development of this hematological malignancy.


Research Interests

Acute myeloid leukemia; CD33; Immunotherapy of AML; Leukemia Stem Cells; Clinical Trials in AM; Predictive Modeling