Jack Singer

Profile Updated: October 31, 2019
Jack Singer
Residing In: seattle, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Tia Higano M.D.
Homepage: www.celltherapeutics.com
Occupation: Physician-Executive
Military Service: USPHS -Centers for Disease Control  
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Tia Higano MD - spouse
Constantine - 10/7/1971
Emily 1/8/87
Anna 6/4/94
Grandchild: Kizziah


GNSHS - 1960
Columbia College 1964
SUNY - Downstate MD 1968
University of Chicago -Resident in Medicine
University of Washington: Fellowship in Hem/Onc
Professor of Medicine University of Washington: 1985-


After academic career in hematology oncology at University of Washington - Research, Teaching,re Practice - specializing in marrow transplantation and stem cell biology, I cofounded a public company - Cell Therapeutics Inc where I am Chief Medical Officer and a member of the BOD. We are developing innovative new drugs for cancer. Our latest, currently in front of the FDA is pt is pixantrone, an important new agent for the treatment of lymphoma. I have authored over 250 scientific papers and one book - Cancer Care, a personal guide - Johns Hopkins Press

Lifelong Hobbies:

Classical piano, raising kids - we still have a 15 year old at home, relaxing at our home in the San Juan Islands, playing tennis badly, and trying to stay in shape


Seattle is a long way from Great Neck and my kids have grown up very differently than I did - much more indenpendent, responsible, and sophisticated; worldly and involved. The West has much to offer - my daughters 4 years at Stanford were like being in Heaven compared to my time at Columbia and Downstate - at least as rigorous but far more pleasant and laid back. We still miss NYC and are thinking about taking a pied-a-terre for a couple of weeks a year - museums, music, theater, eating, shopping, etc.Happy to welcome any Seattle visitors.

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I have now been retired for about one year and filling my time with some consulting work, teaching medical students at the new medical college associated with Washington State where I am a clinical professor, and studying the piano seriously after 50 years. I gave two recitals in the past year with challenging programs and recorded CDs from them. My son is a high school teacher in LA, wrote and published his first novel last year and has a 14 year old daughter. His wife has had a screenplay produced that will be in festivals this year. My older daughter is a 3rd year surgery resident at Ohio State - an intense 5year-7 year program. My younger daughter is back in Seattle working as a therapist in a locked psychiatric ward at Chhildren’s hospital and applying to medical school for the 3rd time. Tia, my wife, is also a medical oncologist and professor at the University of Washington specializing in prostate cancer. My other occupation is getting into physical shape working with a trainer a couple of days a week, doing Pilates, and getting near ideal weight for the first time in my life. Feels good. Enjoying biking, trying to get back to tennis after two hip replacements. Welcome contact for anyone visiting g the NW.

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Congratulations on your retirement. I trust it will be very productive and enjoyable. Maybe one day we can spend time together, again.

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Bob became friends during  sophomore year at Columbia and roomed together at the very top of Hartley, not accessible by elevated.  At that Bob, we werre heavily involved in left wing political activities on campus, worked to form a political action group with Eric Foner and others (Action), brought concerts to Campus including Pete Seeger, Bob Elliott and others.  Bob was the glue for the group.  Bob was addicted to YooHOO and we had huge numbers of empties scattered around the room.  He had a VW beetle that we used to go to Vermont on weekends, stay at the Putny school and tried to ski.  No money, terrible equipment, tough conditions - not a great mix for beginners.   Lucky we survived.    

Bob had an outsized influence on me, where I was introspective and shy, he was outgoing, socially involved, and helped me come out of my shell.  He also opened up my eyes to areas such as social injustice and political action.

Bob was very smart - he actually understood philosophy and took courses in it.  I

We started going different routes with steady girl firends by 4th year but unbelievable both wound up at downstate medical even though neither of us intended to be docs.  

I lost track of him after medschools and I went West and he stayed East and we have been out of touch for many years.  


I remember him fondly

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