Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Lee Ratner

Lee Ratner, MD, PhD


Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Molecular Oncology

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Department of Pathology & Immunology

Clinical Interests

  • AIDS
  • Oncology

Research Interests

  • Human retrovirology (HIV and HTLV)



1973 BA/MA in Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1979 MD/PhD in Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Post-graduate Training
1979-1982 Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine, Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
1982-1983 Medical Staff Fellow, Pediatric and Medical Oncology Branches, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1983-1985 Research Staff Fellow (Laboratory of Drs Flossie Wong-Staal and Robert Gallo), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Academic Positions & Employment
1985-1990 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1986-1990 Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1990-1993 Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1993-present Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1995-present Professor of Pathology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2003-2011 Director, Section of Molecular Oncology
2011-present Co-Director, Section of Molecular Oncology
2012-2017 Associate Member, BRIGHT Institute (Bridging Research with Imaging, Genomics, and High-Throughput; now Integrating Communications with the Cancer Environment)
2018-present Associate Director of Education, Siteman Cancer Center
University Committees
1989-1992 Washington University Medical School Communicable Disease Council
1989-1992 Washington University AIDS Committee
1991-1996 Washington University Biosafety Committee
1992-1993 Washington University Animal Biosafety Committee
1993-1998 Steering Committee for Molecular Genetics Graduate Program
2002-present Director, Cancer Biology Educational Program
2002-present Director, Oncology Fellowship Protocol Committee
2007-2010 Washington University School of Medicine Admissions Committee
2008-2018 Co-Director, Siteman Cancer Center Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program (formerly Translational and Clinical Research Program)
2011-present Internal Advisor for Siteman Cancer Center Research Programs in Endometrial, Breast, and Pancreatic Cancers
2017-present Director, Developmental Research Program, Pancreas Spore, Siteman Cancer Center
National & International Committees
1983-present Ad-hoc or Permanent Member NIH study sections:
Program Project Site Visits: UCLA (1983), U Pennsylvania (1987)
AIDS Related Research Virology Study Section ARRC, DRG, (Member 1991-1994, Chair 1994-1996)
Special NIH Study Section for T32 Grants on AIDS Malignancies
Centers for AIDS Research
Special NIH Study Section for U54 Grants on AIDS Malignancies (2014)
Special NIH Study Section for HIV Eradication (2014, 2015)
Special NIH Study Section on HIV & Cancer (2015, Chair 2019)
F99/K00 NIH Study Section (2017)
Virology A Study Section (Member 2014-2017, Chair 2017-2019)
1987-1990 Chairman, AIDS Clinical Trials Group Basic Research Committee
1990-1995 Member, AIDS Clinical Trials Group Core Oncology Committee
1987-present Scientific Advisory Board, American Foundation for AIDS Research
1991-1996 Protocol Chairman, AIDS ITP Study, ACTG 087
1995-1996 Macrophage Culture SWAT Team, AIDS Clinical Trials Group
2000-2003 Co-Chair and Chair, Laboratory Working Group, AIDS Malignancy Consortium
2005-2012 European Union Virus-Associated Malignancies Grant Reviews
2007-2012 Veterans Administration Merit Grant Reviews in Infectious Diseases
2011-present Member, AIDS Malignancy Consortium Steering Committee
2015-present Leader, Kaposi's Sarcoma Working Group, AIDS Malignancy Consortium
2015-present Cancer Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
2017-present Member, NCCN Panel for Guidelines for Cancer in HIV-Positive Patients
Board Certification
1982 Internal Medicine
1985 Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
1985 American Federation for Clinical Research Trainee Award
1985 Coleman/Fannie Mae Candies Foundation Fellowship Award
1985 John A. & George L. Hartford Foundation Fellowship Award
1986 American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award
1990 American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award
2001 Lifetime Achievement Award for Studies of Human T Cell Leukemia Viruses, International Conference on Human Retrovirology, Dublin
2013 Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Oncology Chair
Editorial Boards
1987-1992 AIDS Targeted Information Newsletter
1987-2008 AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses
1988-2008 Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
1989-2012 Virology
1993-2008 AIDS
1995-2012 Journal of Virology
Professional Societies & Organizations
1983 American Federation for Clinical Research
1983 American Society for Microbiology
1986 American Association of Cancer Reseerach
1987 American Society of Hematology
1987 American Society of Clinical Oncology
1988 International AIDS Society
1990 American Society for Clinical Investigation
1990 American Society for Virology
1992 International Society for Antiviral Research
1993 International Society for Human Retrovirology
1995 American College of Physicians, Fellow
1997 Association of American Physicians
1997 American Foundation for AIDS Research, Scientific Advisory Board