Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Dan Pollyea, MD, MS


Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth Blood Disorders and Cell Therapies Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court, 3rd floor, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Optimal management of leukemias and their complications

Care Philosophy

I believe in finding the best, most cutting edge treatments to personalize care for my patients


  • Medical Oncology ( 2011 )
  • Internal Medicine ( 2006 , 2016 )
  • Hematology ( 2010 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Cancers

    Leukemia (Adult Acute), Leukemia (Adult Chronic), Lymphoma

  • Blood / Lymphatic System

    Blood Disorders

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

Dr. Pollyea received his MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He stayed at the University of Chicago Hospital for his residency in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at Cook County Hospital. He then completed his fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at Stanford University, where he also completed a Masters degree in Epidemiology with an emphasis on biostatistics and clinical trial design. In 2011 he came to the University of Colorado where he is currently the Clinical Director of Leukemia Services. Dr. Pollyea has served as the Principal Investigator of multiple early-phase clinical trials, and has received funding for his work from the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has spoken at many national and international meetings.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (2003)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN) (1999)

Graduate Schools

MS, Stanford University (2011)

Residency Program

John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County Program (2007)

University of Chicago Program (2006)


Stanford University Program (2010)

Professional Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member

American Society of Hematology, Member

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Region, Board of Directors

National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Panelist (acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes)

Research & Grants


Special Fellow in Clinical Research (2010)

Scholar in Clinical Research (2019)

Research Interests for Patients

Dr. Pollyea’s research interests involve developmental therapeutics for myeloid malignancies (myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia) through collaborative laboratory-based efforts and clinical trials involving novel therapies that he designs and leads. He is interested in developing drugs that target leukemia cells that will allow for definitive and curative therapies.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(720) 848-6400

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

I am involved in clinical and translational research around the characterization and understanding of leukemia cells, and value communication with patients and referring providers