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Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD

AbbVie Foundation Professor of Cancer Immunotherapy

Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, investigates and develops new treatments for patients with melanoma. He has a special interest in the development of immunotherapies against this disease. Dr. Gajewski also leads development of immune-based therapies for other cancers, using new laboratory data on how the immune system is regulated to develop novel clinical trials.

Dr. Gajewski serves as an editor for Cancer Research and Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer. In addition, he is immediate past president of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer and has served on the program committees for the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Medical Oncology

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association of Cancer Research
American Association of Immunologists
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-3163

Office Postal Address

Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Melanoma
  • New drug development
  • Immunotherapy

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Read More About Dr. Gajewski

In 2017, Dr. Gajewski was selected as a "Giant of Cancer Care" by OncLive.

In 2000, Dr. Gajewski was one of 10 U.S. scientists to receive the Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research.

Dr. Gajewski led a study that resulted in a new approach to a vaccine-based therapy for advanced melanoma.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Gajewski's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.