Eduardo Sotomayor, MD is the Director of the GW Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Sotomayor is an internationally recognized visionary in the field of lymphoma research and treatment. His primary area of research is immunobiology and immunotherapy of B-cell malignancies, with special emphasis on the design of novel immunotherapeutic approaches for these diseases. Clinically, Sotomayor has a particular interest in mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He has developed an extensive portfolio of basic, translational, and clinical research initiatives for this disease.
Sotomayor has published more than 100 manuscripts, including seminal publications in leading journals such as Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, Immunity, Cancer Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Investigations, Blood, Cancer Research, and Journal of Immunology. He has received numerous awards for his research accomplishments, including the Lymphoma Research Foundation Fellowship Award and Junior Faculty Award, the Celgene’s Young Investigator Achievement Award in Hematology, as well as continued Research Project Grant funding during the past 15 years from the National Institutes of Health to support his basic and translational studies in cancer immunology and immunotherapy.
Sotomayor is a member of several prestigious committees, including Subcommittee A of the NCI, that is charged with reviewing the performance of all NCI-designated Cancer Centers in the U.S. on terms of research projects, team science, and research training activities in the areas of cancer biology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium and the Advisory Board of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research.
Following graduation from medical school at the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal in Lima, Peru in 1988, Sotomayor began postdoctoral training in microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
For nearly two decades, Sotomayor has served as a leader, mentor, and educator for undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, medical residents, clinical and research fellows, as well as junior faculty members.