He completed his fellowship training in medical oncology, clinical immunology, and biological therapy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Wetzler joined Roswell Park in 1994. In addition to serving as Chief of Leukemia, he chaired its Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, co-chaired the Scientific Review Committee, and oversaw the leukemia tissue biorepository, among other responsibilities. He worked tirelessly to attract new clinical trials to the cancer institute.
Dr. Wetzler joined UB’s faculty in 1999 as an Associate Professor, rising to the rank of Professor in 2005. Dr. Wetzler’s research focused on three areas: the role of the breakpoint cluster region gene in chronic and acute leukemias, the involvement of cytokines and their signal transduction in leukemogenesis, and the development of immunotherapy for leukemia.
He authored more than 100 scholarly articles and served on the CML Treatment Committee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Colleagues remember him as an accomplished, compassionate physician, as well as a dedicated mentor to medical students, residents, and fellows.
I invite you to join us in this year's Ride for Roswell as a WETZLER'S WARRIOR. If you can't ride physically, do consider supporting by spreading the word, donating, volunteering or even becoming a virtual rider!
See you on the ride this summer!