New Faculty

Dr. David Sumoza joins the Department of Medicine

David Sumoza, MD

Dr. David Sumoza joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology in July, 2020 as an Instructor.

Dr. Sumoza is an instructor of medicine specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Hematologic and Oncologic malignancies. Dr. Sumoza graduated from the Medical School of the University of Carabobo, Venezuela, where he also completed his training in Internal Medicine. He has an extensive background in the management of early diagnosis and treatment of infections in immunocompromised cancer patients. While at MD Anderson Cancer Center, he was a co-author of different publications in the field of infectious diseases. He completed his Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sumoza’s clinical experiences include stem cell transplantation for patients with blood disorders and improving treatments for older patients who have acute and chronic leukemia. More recently as an attending physician at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, he joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Rush University. During that period of time, he led several research clinical trials in the area of malignant hematology. In 2016 Dr. Sumoza and colleagues at several institutions in the Chicago area joined together to form the Chicago Multiple Myeloma Rounds Committee. Their collaborative effort led to the implementation of several Multiple Myeloma Rounds. As a result of the success of the Chicago Multiple Myeloma Rounds, the Committee decided to expand the program to other multiple myeloma communities around the country. Dr. Sumoza is a dedicated mentor, loves teaching residents and fellows in the classroom, clinical, and research settings. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.