Steven Lentz, MD, PhD MSTP Director

Steven Lentz, MD, PhD MSTP DirectorIowa MSTP Administration

Dr. Lentz holds a primary appointment in the CCOM as a Professor of Internal Medicine. He is the Henry Hamilton Chair in Hematology and serves as the Director of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Lentz is a member of the graduate training programs in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Lentz has a long-standing commitment to the training of physician-scientists. He is an MSTP graduate (Washington University) and an active physician-scientist. Dr. Lentz has extensive administrative and training experience. Dr. Lentz has served as Associate MSTP Director (2004-2010), Director of the postdoctoral Iowa Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (2005-2009), and Director of an NIH-funded (T32) postdoctoral training program in hematology (2007-present). He has served as Director of the U of Iowa MSTP since 2010.

Dr. Lentz is internationally recognized for his research on mechanisms of thrombosis and vascular dysfunction. Dr. Lentz is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP), serves on several editorial boards, and has served as Associate Editor of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (1999-2007). He was a member of the AICS study section of the NIH from 2009-2013. He co-chaired the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Scientific Sessions in 2012 and 2013, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the ATVB Council of the American Heart Association. He also served as Scientific Co-Chair of the American Society of Hematology national meeting in 2014. In 2008, Dr. Lentz received the Jeffrey M. Hoeg Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research by the American Heart Association. He has mentored 3 predoctoral and 11 postdoctoral trainees.