Maxwell Krem, M.D., Ph.D.


A.B., Chemistry and Spanish: Washington University, St. Louis
MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
PhD: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Fellowship: University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Assistant Professor of medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Contact Information:

Academic office: 502-562-3228
Patient appointment: 502-562-3301

Clinical Focus and Research:

Dr. Maxwell Krem is a medical oncologist who sees patients with hematologic malignancies at Brown Cancer Center (BCC), University of Louisville School of Medicine. His primary specialty is bone marrow transplantation.

Dr. Krem recalls an experience he had as a young person when his grandfather had cancer. “I saw a lack of bedside manner and a lack of sensitivity,” he says, adding “It really made a big impression on me... I knew I could do better so I’ve tried to develop a humanistic approach in my rapport with patients and their families. I try to be a source of support, whatever the outcome.”

This approach permeates his practice philosophy; Dr. Krem strives to treat others as he would want to be treated and delivers state-of-the-art medical treatments with a sense of empathy, compassion, and respect.

It is his passion to care for patients with complex systemic blood disorders who undergo immunosuppression and are at high risk for infectious diseases. The patients’ disease processes and treatments create challenging problems and special needs.

Dr. Krem's scientific expertise is laboratory investigation of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He chose to work at BCC because of the institutional strengths in the treatment and scientific research of malignancies. His research focus is understanding the role of proteins that regulate cell division in the pathogenesis of classical Hodgkin's lymphoma.

“My project gives me the opportunity to explore the mechanisms behind the most basic processes in cell biology, such as cell division, and correlate those with diseases I treat in the clinic. My research today has the potential to impact patient care in the future,” he says.

In his free time, Dr. Krem enjoys hiking and trail maintenance, and he loves classical music. He is a self-taught composer who has written pieces for small ensembles and chamber symphonies.

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