Richard O’Reilly, M.D.

Chair, Department of Pediatrics Chief, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Richard O’Reilly is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has won several awards for his research success, including honors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Translational Oncology, the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has served as President and is a current member of the Board of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. In addition, O’Reilly serves on the Board of the Children’s Oncology Society of New York, which operates the local Ronald McDonald House.

His focus is in bone marrow transplantation and the treatment of children with congenital and acquired immunological deficiencies. Dr. O’Reilly’s research expertise is in treatment of genetic diseases that impair hematopoiesis – the formation of blood cells – along with pediatric leukemias. He is also a leader in transplantation immunology and cellular therapies.

Dr. O’Reilly received his M.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residencies at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. He later completed his fellowships at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. O’Reilly has written numerous publications that have been distributed in a variety of academic journals.