Scott T. Avecilla, M.D., Ph.D.

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Personal Statement

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. 

Board Certifications
American Board of Pathology (Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine)
American Board of Pathology (Clinical Pathology)
Clinical Expertise
Transfusion Medicine
  • M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Ph.D.
    Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University
  • B.S.
    University of California, Irvine
  • Associate Attending Pathologist
    Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Associate Attending Pathologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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