Notable Alums


Specialty: Oncology

Graduation Year: 2008

Erlene Seymour

Erlene Seymour, M.D., grew up in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area and attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She attended the Wayne State University School of Medicine and graduated in 2008. As a WSU medical student, she was in the Aesculapians Honor Society and was a co-director of her class Lampoon show every year. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan and worked as a hospitalist for two years before her Hematology and Oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan. She is joining the Malignant Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Her health services and epidemiology research is focused on studying the effects of financial burden due to cancer costs on malignant hematology patients, and on value-based initiatives aimed at decreasing out-of-pocket cost. Her clinical focus is on malignant hematology, specifically chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphomas.

In 2018, Dr. Seymour received the WSU School of Medicine Recent Alumni Award.