Matko Kalac, MD



Clinical Interests

hematologic malignancies, lymphoma, metastatic cancer

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
Zagreb University Medical School
Merkur University Hospital; University of ZagrebInternal Medicine
NYU Langone Medical CenterInternal Medicine
Columbia Presbyterian Medical CenterHematology/Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — European Haematology Association
  • Member — American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member — American Society of Hematology
Awards and Recognition
  • Young Investigator Award, 2015 — American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • TL1 Clinical Research Training Award — National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
More Information

Dr. Matko Kalac is a board-certified UCI Health hematologist-oncologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas. His clinical interests include non-Hodgkin and T cell lymphomas.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia. He completed an internal medicine residency New York University's Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Next he completed fellowship training in hematology and oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, also in New York City.

A physician-scientist, Kalac's research interests include developing new treatment options for patients with non-Hodgkin and T cell lymphomas. He has served as a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials and he is the author or co-author of more than a dozen publications in major journals. A 2015 recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's prestigious Young Investigator Award, he also received the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' TL1 Clinical Research Training Award.

Kalac, who also speaks Spanish, sees patients at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729