Dr. Leonidas Platanias MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Leonidas Platanias is a medical oncologist in Chicago, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Northwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Patras School of Medicine. Dr. Platanias accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 19 at Northwestern Medical Center who specialize in Medical Oncology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Greek.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology

Clinical Interests: Leukemia, Targeted therapies

Education & Medical Training

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1989

University of Patras School of Medicine
Class of 1983

University of Chicago
Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology (IM), 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 25 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 23 years in Medical Oncology

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

PA State Medical License
Active through 2012

Publications & Presentations

AZD1208, a potent and selective pan-pim kinase inhibitor, demonstrates efficacy in preclinical models of acute myeloid leukemia.
Keeton, E. K.,McEachern, K.,Dillman, K. S.,Palakurthi, S.,Cao, Y.,Grondine, M. R.,Kaur, S.,Wang, S.,Chen, Y.,Wu, A.,Shen, M.,Gibbons, F. D.,Lamb, M. L.,Zheng, X.,Stone, R. M.,Deangelo, D. J.,Platanias, L. C.,Dakin, L. A.,Chen, H.,Lyne, P. D.,Huszar, D.

The Leukemia-associated Mll-Ell Oncoprotein Induces Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 (Fgf2)-dependent Cytokine Hypersensitivity in Myeloid Progenitor Cells.
Shah, C. A.,Bei, L.,Wang, H.,Platanias, L. C.,Eklund, E. A.

Expression and regulatory effects of murine schlafen (slfn) genes in malignant melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.
Mavrommatis, E.,Arslan, A. D.,Sassano, A.,Hua, Y.,Kroczynska, B.,Platanias, L. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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