Dr. Ayalew Tefferi was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and migrated to the United States in 1982 after completing his medical school education at the University of Athens in Athens, Greece. Dr. Tefferi received his Hematology training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN before joining the staff at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine. He has been a full professor in Hematology and Internal Medicine since 2001.Dr. Tefferi is primarily engaged in direct patient care and sees patients every afternoon. His clinical and laboratory interests focus on myeloid disorders including polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, myelofibrosis, chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, acute leukemia, eosinophilic disorders and systemic mastocytosis. He also serves as division resource for anemia, porphyria, hemochromatosis and hemoglobinopathies.
Dr. Tefferi’s academic and research achievements include over 1000 publications including books, book chapters, original articles, reviews, editorials, letters, and abstracts. Dr. Tefferi serves as associate or section editor for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Leukemia, American Journal of Hematology, European Journal of Hematology, and Hematological Oncology. He is also in the editorial board of several other journals including Blood, Cancer, Leukemia Research, Acta Haematologica, and Leukemia and Lymphoma . Dr. Tefferi has given more than 700 national and international invited lectureships and serves as faculty for the annual Hematology and Oncology Board review courses at George Washington University in Washington DC, Harvard in Boston MA, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX.