Leslie S. Kean, MD, PhD

Leslie S. Kean, MD, PhD


On staff since July 2013

Children's Title: Associate Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

  • Dr. Leslie Kean is the Ben Towne Center's associate director. She joined the center in summer 2013 from Emory University. Her research focuses on improving how animal models tolerate transplanted immune cells. This could ultimately improve the odds that immunotherapy, which uses transplanted T cells, is successful in pediatric patients.

    Kean received her MD/PhD from Emory University and completed her postdoctoral research, residency and fellowship in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology in at Emory University Hospitals and the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

Emory University, Atlanta
Emory University, Atlanta


Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta

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