William Matsui, MD

William Matsui, MD
Department of OncologyThe Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer CenterJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine​
Baltimore, Maryland

William Matsui joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty in 2001 and is a member of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Pathobiology and Cellular and Molecular Medicine programs. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco.  Following residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, he completed his clinical training as a medical oncology fellow at Johns Hopkins.  Dr. Matsui clinically specializes in caring for adults with hematologic malignancies and is head of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Myeloma program. 

Dr. Matsui's research integrates cancer, developmental, and stem cell biology.  His laboratory originally characterized stem cells in the plasma cell malignancy multiple myeloma then expanded their studies to include solid tumors and malignant hematopoiesis.  His research is focused on defining the determinants of self-renewal in cancer and the development of novel therapeutic strategies.  Dr. Matsui's research is notable for its consistently translational approach, and his preclinical findings have served as the scientific basis for over a dozen clinical trials.  Dr. Matsui's research has been supported by the NIH and the National Cancer Institute, The International Myeloma Foundation, The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, The Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, The Lustgarten Foundation, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.