Yelena Z Ginzburg

Yelena Z Ginzburg, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology


Hematology-Oncology, Cancer (Oncology)

Research Topics:

Apoptosis/Cell Death, Cellular Differentiation, Hematopoiesis, Iron Metabolism, Molecular Biology, Transgenic Mice

Yelena Ginzburg, MD, is Associate Professor (Hematology and Medical Oncology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She sees patients with a wide range of benign hematologic diseases and malignant diseases such as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) at the Ruttenberg Treatment Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, with a focus on individualized, patient-centered care.

Dr. Ginzburg conducts research on erythropoiesis and iron metabolism; she aims to understand how exploiting these pathways can be translated into developing therapeutics and improving care in multiple diseases.

Dr. Ginzburg mentors graduate students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical residents and fellows at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other institutions, with a productive record of clinical and basic research publications.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2016, Dr. Ginzburg served as Medical Director for Medical Programs/Services and the Cell Therapy Laboratory and Donor Center Medical Director at the New York Blood Center in addition to developing her own laboratory research program in the Erythropoiesis Laboratory. She recently served on the Board of Directors of the International BioIron Society and is the current chair of the East-West-Iron-Club. Dr. Ginzburg sits on the American Society of Hematology Committee on Iron and Heme, and reviews grants and publications for government and private entities.

Clinical Focus

  • Hematologic Malignancies

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Cancer Biology [CAB], Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS]


MD, Sackler School of Medicine (NY)

Residency, Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Group

Fellowship, Hematology-Oncology, Montefiore Medical Group

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