Aaron Lisberg, MD

The University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Aaron Lisberg is currently a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he specialize in the treatment of patients with a variety of hematologic and oncologic conditions, with a specific focus on lung cancer and head and neck cancer. He is very active in the clinical trial program at UCLA and his primary research interests include immunotherapy, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer.

Dr. Aaron Lisberg grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed his undergraduate studies at Grinnell College. During his undergraduate years he worked at the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute with Dr. Catherine Verfaillie and co-authored a Nature publication detailing the discovery of multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs). After graduating from Grinnell, he founded a computer help business called Geeks for Geezers, concurrently working at the Arizona Cancer Center, where he co-authored a manuscript in Neoplasia regarding novel epigenetic regulation of 14-3-3 sigma in prostate cancer. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he graduated AOA, and moved to Seattle for his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington. During residency, he conducted research on Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) with Dr. Paul Nghiem at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and contributed to the development of a blood based assay to assess MCC disease status via IgG titers to a viral oncoprotein incorporated into tumors.