Titles and Roles
- Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Margaret H. Rollins Chair in Cancer
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
- Research Program
- Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics
Mary Jo Lechowicz, MD, joined Emory from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in oncology. Dr. Lechowicz is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Lechowicz's research interests are in hematologic malignancies. She has been a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on a number of national and international clinical trials involving the treatment of patients with virally related cancers and particularly T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Dr. Lechowicz is currently active in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Association of Cancer Research. She is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship.
Dr. Lechowicz earned her medical degree from SUNY-Syracuse in Syracuse, New York. She completed her internship and residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York where she was Chief Resident. She then completed a fellowship at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Lechowicz's research interests are in hematologic malignancies specifically T cell lymphomas. Her interest in HIV and malignancies began with her training at Johns Hopkins. She is the primary investigator for a number of trials at Emory University with regard to improvement of care in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, particularly related to transplantation and diffused B-cell lymphomas; cutaneous and peripheral lymphomas; T-cell lymphomas; and HIV and lymphoma care.
Below is a listing of current federal grants for the above principal investigator.
Dr. Lechowicz was editor for the American Society of Hematology Daily News in 2010. She has served on multiple committees including the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, American Society of Hematology, the ethics committee at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Lymphoma Awareness Multicultural Population Advisory Committee.
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Dr. Lechowicz's recent awards include:
- Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award, Emory University, 2019
- Dean's Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012-2013
- Emory University School of Medicine Class of 2013, Senior Superlatives Awards – Student Elected
"Doctor who could take care of your Grandmother"
Named "The Dr. Mary Jo Lechowicz Award", 2013
- Emory University School of Medicine Class of 2011, Senior Superlatives Awards – Student Elected
"Doctor whom you would take your family to in medical subspecialties"
Named "The Dr. Mary Jo Lechowicz Award", 2011