Dr. Lonial is nationally recognized as a leading authority in multiple myeloma treatment and research. He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications and in addition, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Leukemia, and is the myeloma editor for Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Leukemia, and as an invited or ad hoc reviewer for several publications, including Blood, and Haematologica, Clinical Cancer Research, The New England Journal of Medicine, and others.
His clinical practice focuses on patients with multiple myeloma and cancers of the plasma cell.
Dr Lonial’s research focuses on combination therapy in B-cell malignancies focusing on myeloma. He is a trained bone marrow transplant physician with an interest in molecular therapy for lymphoma and myeloma. His clinical interests include evaluating the combination of new molecular targeted agents for B-cell tumors as well as target discovery and validation.
Most recently, Dr. Lonial has focused on combinations of novel agents as therapy for myeloma and lymphoma, particularly evaluating combinations that may result in synergistic inhibition of the PI3-K/Akt pathway.
His lab has recently received funding from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), the Lymphoma Research Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
He earned his medical degree from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.