2017 Vida Award Recipient


Roger Kurt Strair, MD, PhD

Roger K. Strair, MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Blood Disorders, Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  He is also a Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Strair graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his hematology/oncology internship, residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital.  Dr. Strair held a faculty position at Yale and then joined what is now the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 1993 as a Founding Member.

Dr. Strair is an expert in hematologic malignancies and related diseases and works closely with colleagues across all disciplines at the Cancer Institute, other national and international institutions, and in the community to develop new treatments designed to improve the care of patients with acute or chronic leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, myelodysplasia or other blood/immune-related diseases.  Dr. Strair is the author or co-author of more than 55 peer-reviewed publications and works as part of a basic, translational and clinical research team that has developed successfully a variety of new investigator-initiated treatment approaches currently being studied in clinical trials at the Cancer Institute.