Scott T. Avecilla, M.D., Ph.D.
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About Scott T. Avecilla, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Scott Avecilla is the Medical Director of the Cellular Therapy Laboratory Division (Clinical and Investigational) at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Avecilla returns to WCMC from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2014-2021) where he served multiple roles in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, including Section Head for Cell Therapy Laboratory Services. Dr Avecilla also previously served as the Director of Special Coagulation Laboratory at Weill Cornell/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital (2013-2014).
Dr. Avecilla is a clinical pathologist who specializes in the field of cellular therapy, which uses human cells to treat diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other cancers where blood stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice. As the Medical Director for the Cellular Therapy Laboratory Division, I work with laboratory staff management to ensure that all processes and procedures used in the production of cellular therapy products are of the highest quality. I also work closely with my clinical colleagues to ensure that the needs of the patients are met in the most state-of-the-art and cost-effective manner.
M.D.Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University2007
Ph.D.Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University2006
B.S.University of California, Irvine2000
Associate Attending PathologistHospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending PathologistNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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