Dr. Kuriakose Bio
Dr. Kuriakose attended medical school at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, Panjab (India), followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the attached Brown Memorial Hospital, and thereafter joined the same institution’s faculty in the Department of Medicine as a Lecturer.
He and his wife, Jiby, traveled to the US in 1996 for him to be able to eventually pursue training in Hematology/Oncology, for which he first redid a residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, and subsequently completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville)/Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Rochester), following which he came back to Henry Ford to join the faculty in the division of Hematology/Oncology within the Department of Internal Medicine, focusing predominantly on Malignant Hematology & Disorders of Hemostasis & Thrombosis. A separate section of Hematology was created in 2010, and he was asked to lead it, since when, in concert with the rest of the section, dedicated clinical centers for Sickle Cell Disease and Disorders of Hemostasis & Thrombosis were created, with focused in-patient and out-patient educational tracts for Benign and Malignant Hematology for medical students of the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, residents and fellows from Henry Ford Hospital, along with dedicated clinical and laboratory rotations in Coagulation for visiting fellows from neighboring institutes. During this time he initiated a collaborative endeavor with Hematopathology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Medical Genetics to streamline algorithms for the diagnostic evaluation of patients with myeloid/lymphoid malignancies and bone marrow failure syndromes in order to help enhance both clinical and research activity in this area.
Dr. Kuriakose is at present an Associate Professor at Wayne State University, and is currently serving as the interim Division Head of Hematology/Oncology within the Department of Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital/Henry Ford Cancer Institute. He has been involved with collaborative and mentored research over the years, having closely worked within the structure of the established NCI-cooperative groups as well as various consortia as a physician investigator in multiple trials, and has both published and presented regionally and nationally. In his capacity as Medical Director of the Henry Ford Adult Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, he has led two successful 4-year international twinning programs with outside institutions, and is in the midst of setting up another such program with a University Center in the state of Odisha in India.
He counts being a part of MSHO as integral to his desire to help serve the field and the community from the angles of patient care, teaching and advocacy, which he has been involved with nationally as a member of the American Society of Hematology’s Committees on Practice, Reimbursement, Communication, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
He and Jiby have enjoyed being a part of the four-seasoned state of Michigan, and have cherished bringing up their two children, Jonathan & Hannah, in the area (both of whom have studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor). While Jiby had elected to step back from her career as a physician after they came to the US in order to be able to help take care of the family, she has since completed an MBA in Health Care, and has worked in various capacities in the region.