Dr. Angela Fleischman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at UC Irvine Health in Irvine, California. She is dedicated to a lifelong career as a clinician-scientist investigating hematologic malignancies, integrating her research with the clinical care of patients with this disease. In July 2013, Dr. Fleischman joined the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to start her independent laboratory focusing on the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), a chronic leukemia. Dr. Fleischman’s laboratory focuses on the role of inflammation in MPN because of belief that inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of MPN. The immediate goal is to identify what drives excessive inflammation in MPN and to leverage this knowledge toward the development of therapeutics in MPN. Dr. Fleischman’s long-term goal is to define the mechanisms driving the initial development of MPN for the purpose of developing preventative strategies for those at risk of the disease.