Lena Winestone, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
550 16th. Street, #4802
San Francisco, CA 94158
Lena Winestone
Education and Training

University of Pennsylvania, BA - 2004 Biochemistry

Stanford University School of Medicine, MD - 2009 Medicine

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Residency - 2012 Pediatrics

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, MSHP - 2016 Health Policy Research

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Fellowship - 2016 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

University of California San Francisco, 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Awards and Honors

Fellow Award, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 2016-2017

Clinical Research Training Institute, American Society of Hematology, 2016-2017

Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology (K12), National Cancer Institute/Abramson Cancer Center, 2016-2018

Young Investigator Award, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, 2016-2019

Fellow to Faculty Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology, 2020-2022

Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award, BMSF, 2022-2024

Clinician Scientist Development Grant, American Cancer Society, 2022-2026
My research explores racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in access to care and outcome of leukemia and lymphoma treatment. I study access to care across the continuum of pediatric cancer from diagnosis and clinical trial enrollment through treatment and relapse to salvage therapies. My research has shown that African American children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and mature B cell lymphoma are two times more likely to present with organ failure at the time of a new cancer diagnosis. My ongoing work investigates access to highly specialized and complex therapies such as stem cell transplant, chimeric antigen receptor T cells, and MIBG therapy.