Huntsman Cancer Institute

2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
+1 801-662-4700

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is part of University of Utah Health. Every year, HCI serves thousands of cancer patients from Utah and the surrounding states. HCI also teaches and trains future doctors, nurses, and scientists.

HCI is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center in the Intermountain West. This means it meets the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors.

HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

Michael Engel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Engel attended the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He completed his Pediatric residency training and subspecialty training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He recently joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children's Medical Center as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dr. Engel's clinical interests encompass hematologic and oncologic illness in children, adolescents and young adults, with an emphasis on hematologic malignancies including myeloid and lymphoid leukemias.

Dr. Engel's laboratory research interests involve the molecular machinery governing normal hematopoiesis and the molecular pathogenesis of acute leukemias, with a focus on alterations to the signaling machinery that govern cell growth and development. In the clinical domain, Dr. Engel is an active participant in clinical and translational research as a member of the Children's Oncology Group and as a leader within the Center for Children's Cancer Research of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

As a member of the teaching faculty, Dr. Engel has a long-standing commitment to teaching and mentoring in both the clinical and laboratory domains. His teaching roles have involved learners at the pre- and post-doctoral levels and encompass both didactic and small group settings. He serves as Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center.

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