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Timothy S. Fenske, MDTimothy S. Fenske, MD

Best Doctors 2014 Timothy S. Fenske, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine





Dr. Timothy Fenske attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed an MS degree in cellular and molecular biology. After completing a residency in internal medicine at UW-Madison, he then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Washington University (Barnes Hospital) in St. Louis, where he was awarded a position on the National Institutes of Health Hematology Training Grant. He joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005 and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. His clinical and research efforts are focused on the care of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease) and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He is particularly interested in innovative treatments for lymphoma, including novel pharmaceutical, immunological, and stem cell transplant therapies, as well as strategies to minimize the toxicity of therapy.

A native of the Milwaukee area, he received his BS degree in biology, summa cum laude, from Marquette University, where he won election to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor society. He has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles, invited review articles, and book chapters, and has presented at national meetings on several occasions. He also is an active member of various national committees related to lymphoma clinical research including those of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. He is currently the principal investigator on several clinical trials which are actively enrolling patients.


Fehniger TA, Larson S, Trinkaus K, Siegel MJ, Cashen AF, Blum KA, Fenske TS, Hurd DP, Goy A, Schneider SE, Keppel CR, Wagner-Johnston ND, Carson KR, Bartlett NL. A phase 2 multicenter study of lenalidomide in relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]

Olteanu H, Fenske TS, Harrington AM, Szabo A, He P, Kroft SH. CD23 expression in follicular lymphoma: clinicopathologic correlations.
American Journal of Clinical Pathology 135(1): 46-53, 2011.

Maramattom LV, Fenske TS. “Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,” in Hospital Physician Hematology Board Review Manual (August 2011), Jacobsen ED (editor).

Cornell RF, Fenske TS. “Indolent B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,” in Hospital Physician Hematology Board Review Manual (October 2011), Jacobsen ED (editor).

Torgerson S, Olteanu H, Tinguely M, Fenske TS. Central nervous system Hodgkin lymphoma: case report and review of the literature.
Journal of Neurooncology, 102(2): 329-34, 2011. 

Kroll T, Ames MB, Pruett JA, Fenske TS. Successful management of pregnancy occurring in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia on dasatinib.
Leukemia & Lymphoma 51(9): 1751-3, 2010. 

Parker SM, Olteanu H, VanTuinen P, Lawton CA, Schultz CJ, Christians KK, Fenske TS, Follicular lymphoma transformation to dual translocated Burkitt-like lymphoma: improved disease control associated with radiation therapy. International Journal of Hematology 90(5): 616-622, 2009.

Fenske TS, Hari PN, Carreras J, et al. Impact of pre-transplant rituximab on survival after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 15(11): 1455-64, 2009.

Fenske TS, Benjamin H, Kroft SH, et al. Treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the liver with yttrium-90 microsphere embolization. Nature Clinical Practice Oncology 5(11): 677-81, 2008.

Fenske TS, Bartlett NL. "Lymphoma of the Mediastinum," in Pearson's Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, 3rd edition, Patterson GA, Pearson FG, Cooper JD, Deslauriers J, Rice TW, Luketich JD, Lerut A (editors), 2008.

Hake CR, Graubert TA, Fenske TS. Does autologous transplantation directly increase the risk of secondary leukemia in lymphoma patients? Bone Marrow Transplantation 39(2): 59-70, 2007.

Field JJ, Fenske TS, Blinder MA. Rituximab for the treatment of patients with very high-titer acquired factor VIII inhibitors refractory to conventional chemotherapy. Haemophilia 13(1): 46-50, 2007.

Fenske TS, McMahon, C, Edwin D, et al. Identification of candidate alkylator-induced cancer susceptibility genes by whole genome scanning in mice. Cancer Research 66(10): 5029-38, 2006.

Fenske TS, Kahl BS, Eickhoff J, et al. Excessive toxicity of the high dose thiotepa and etoposide regimen when combined with radiation: long-term autologous transplantation experience in follicular and mantle cell lymphoma. Leukemia and Lymphoma 46(10): 1441-8, 2005.

Fenske TS, Pengue G, Mathews V, et al. Stem cell expression of the AML1/ETO fusion protein induces a myeloproliferative disorder in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101(42): 15184-9, 2004.

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