Speaker Bios

Dr. Rafael Fonseca, MD

Dr. Rafael Fonseca, MD, is the Getz Family Professor of Cancer, Professor of Medicine, Interim Executive Director for the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Director for Innovation and Transformational Relationships, and a consultant in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Dr. Fonseca’s practice has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of plasma cell disorders and leading the multiple myeloma team in its efforts to develop a better understanding of the disease and its impact on patients. In his laboratory, Dr. Fonseca has led his team of researchers regarding the genetic nature of clonal cells of plasma cell disorders, myeloma bone disease, prognostic markers, and development of new therapies for the disease. He is also an active participant and leader of myeloma clinical trials.