Robert W. Decker, MD

Robert W. Decker, MD, earned his undergraduate degree and a master’s in molecular biology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then completed medical school at University of California, Davis, where he graduated with high honors. Dr. Decker returned to Los Angeles for his internship and residency, including serving as chief resident, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the UCLA Medical Center.  During his fellowship, Dr. Decker obtained special training in bone marrow transplantation and the treatment of leukemia.

Dr. Decker entered private practice in 1987 with the medical group that eventually became Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group. He also co-founded the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Cedars-Sinai. As well, Dr. Decker has been an active member of the hospital staff, holding several important positions and committee chairmanships and participating in the training of medical residents, and has authored numerous scientific publications. Dr. Decker is an active member of the American Society of Oncology, the American College of Physicians, and the Southern California Academy of Clinical Oncology.

Outside of his busy career, Dr. Decker enjoys an active family life. He and his wife are very proud of their three sons, two of whom have attended UC Berkeley (as his wife did) and his middle son graduated Columbia University. He enjoys playing golf in his free time and has an avid interest in baseball and sports memorabilia.