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Dr. Michael Spinner received his undergraduate degree in music (classical guitar performance) from Emory University, received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, and completed his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. As a medical student, Michael participated in the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program, working with Dr. Steven Holland on characterizing a novel immunodeficiency and bone marrow failure disorder resulting from germline GATA2 mutations (GATA2 deficiency). This work led to a new clinical protocol to better understand the natural history of GATA2 deficiency, a highly cited publication in Blood, and an NIH Merit Award for outstanding clinical research. At Stanford under the mentorship of Drs. Ranjana Advani, Robert Lowsky, and Peter Greenberg, Michael's research has focused on therapeutic clinical trials for patients with blood cancers, including studies of novel immunotherapies, cellular therapies, and precision medicine approaches using genomics and ex vivo drug sensitivity screening to inform personalized therapy. Under Dr. Advani’s mentorship, Michael has developed particular expertise in the management of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and the use of novel immunotherapies and biologically-focused therapies to treat these disorders. Michael currently sees patients with lymphoma in the Stanford Cancer Center and is actively involved in multiple clinical trials and translational research collaborations. Outside of medicine, Michael is an avid classical guitarist with a passion for classical music and jazz.