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Javier L. Munoz, M.D., M.B.A.

  1. Hematologist / Oncologist
Dr. Munoz specializes in treating lymphomas and he is the Director of the Lymphoma Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Munoz studied medicine in the “Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia” in Lima, Peru. Subsequently, he completed his residency and fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Munoz also completed a Master of Science in patient-based research and an Investigational Cancer Therapeutics fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston before relocating to Arizona. Dr. Munoz also obtained an executive MBA in healthcare leadership and management for physicians from the University of Texas. He has been principal investigator in multiple cutting-edge lymphoma trials including immunotherapy and CAR T-cells. Within Mayo Clinic, Dr. Munoz is the Chair of the Feasibility Committee at a 3-site enterprise level, and the Associate Director of the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office in Arizona. Dr. Munoz has published in internationally renowned journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Reviews, Blood, and JAMA. Dr. Munoz's personal goal is the development of non-chemotherapy agents, via novel clinical trials, to serve patients suffering with cancer.
  • Lymphoma
  • CAR T-cell therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  1. 2020
    MBA - Alliance MBA program in healthcare management for physiciansNaveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
  2. 2018
    Graduate Certificate - Healthcare Leadership and ManagementNaveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
  3. 2015
    Master of Science - Patient based researchUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Texas UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  4. 2012
    Fellowship - Investigational Cancer TherapeuticsUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  5. 2011
    Fellowship - Hematology-OncologyHenry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
  6. 2008
    Residency - Internal MedicineHenry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
  7. 2003
    MDUniversidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


  1. 2012
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2011
    HematologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Arizona Lymphoma Walk at the Phoenix ZooLymphoma Research Foundation
  2. 2021
    2021 Lymphoma Walk All Star representing the State of ArizonaLymphoma Research Foundation
  3. 2019
    Hematology Opportunities for the Next-generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) AwardAmerican Society of Hematology
  4. 2010
    Hematology-Oncology Chief FellowHenry Ford Health System, Wayne State University
  5. 2008
    Peter Cogan Teaching Award Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University
  6. 2007
    Senior resident of the yearHenry Ford Health System, Wayne State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - present
    MemberNCI-designated Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center Membership
  2. 2024 - present
    Co - ChairSpanish Language Editorial Committee, LRF's Spanish Language Patient Publications, Lymphoma Research Foundation
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberScholarly Project, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  4. 2018 - 2019
    MemberVirtual Mentoring Program, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  5. 2018
    MemberMinority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP), American Society of Hematology
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberDiversity Mentoring Program, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberPractice Partnership, American Society of Hematology


Research activities

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