Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, is the president and executive director of Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as vice dean for cancer programs and professor of medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
In his roles, Dr. Mesa oversees all efforts related to cancer practice, research and education across the Atrium Health system.
Dr. Mesa is an international expert in hematologic cancers. He has dedicated his life's work to research and drug development for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of chronic leukemias that can cause difficult symptoms, bone marrow problems, acute leukemia and premature death.
He has over 800 lifetime medical publications, with more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 book chapters and 2 edited books. He is frequently invited to speak on MPNs with over 600 such lectures and visiting professorships, nationally and internationally.