David Hermel, MD

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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David Hermel, MD, is a hematologist and medical oncologist who specializes in malignant hematology with an interest in the use of novel therapies, such as cellular immunotherapy and bone marrow transplantation, for the treatment of blood and immune system disorders.

As a member of the Scripps Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, he works with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to provide hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to his patients.

Dr. Hermel’s clinical practice is focused on the treatment of blood cancers, such as acute and chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, as well as myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes.

Dr. Hermel is deeply committed to providing his patients with the most comprehensive and up-to-date care possible and partnering with them to facilitate individualized treatment plans. He is passionate about fostering compassionate care and clear communication, so his patients feel informed, supported and empowered. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hermel is an active clinical researcher. He is the recipient of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Postgraduate Research Award and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in prestigious medical journals and society meetings.

As a principal investigator, he is leading ongoing clinical trials evaluating novel therapeutics in relapsed and refractory acute myeloid leukemia as well as the use of autologous bone marrow transplant as a treatment for autoimmune diseases.

His clinical research work has highlighted predictors of severity outcomes among hospitalized COVID-19 patients with cancer, new immunosuppressive treatment options for aplastic anemia and the long-term outcomes of patients with hairy cell leukemia. In addition, his columns on a wide range of important oncology-focused topics have appeared in well-respected scientific outlets. 

He serves on the American Society of Hematology Communications Committee and the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Committee on Education. Dr. Hermel is also a clinical instructor of medicine at Scripps Clinic, where he is actively involved in teaching and mentoring residents and fellows. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. 

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 2022American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 2022American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019

Medical Education

University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD, 2016


Los Angeles County and University of Southern California, Internal Medicine, 2019


Scripps Clinic, Hematology and Oncology, 2022

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