Neal J. Meropol, MD is a medical oncologist, clinical investigator and outcomes researcher who serves as Vice President of Research Oncology, and Scientific and Clinical Lead for Clinical Research at Flatiron Health. In this role, he provides leadership in leveraging Flatiron’s technology platforms to close the gap between research and clinical care.
Dr. Meropol’s research contributions span drug development and health services research, including evaluation of new agents, predictors of response and outcome, development of tools to overcome barriers to clinical trial participation, and assessment of the economic impact of care. His current focus is developing technologic innovations to enable clinical research to take place wherever care is delivered.
He is currently the appointed chair of the NCI Director’s Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee (CTAC), and previously served as Chair of the National Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee. Dr. Meropol completed a four-year term as an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors, and currently serves on the ASCO Research Committee. He also served as a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum. A committed educator, Dr. Meropol was faculty and chair of the AACR/ASCO Methods in Cancer Clinical Research Vail Workshop, and ASCO Leadership Development Program. He has authored more than 300 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials related to cancer prevention, treatment, decision making and health economics.
Prior to joining Flatiron, he served as Professor and Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Meropol holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in Philosophy, and MD from Vanderbilt University. He was a resident in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and completed Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent a sabbatical at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.