Dr. Abeykoon migrated to the United State from Sri Lanka for his higher education, where he obtained his medical education from the University of Kansas and graduated at the top of his class. He is a hematologist and medical oncologist at the department of hematology, Mayo Clinic, MN and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine and Oncology and focuses on clinical and translational research in malignant hematology and conducting translational and basic science research in rare hematologic malignancies such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Erdheim-Chester disease. Dr. Abeykoon’s passion for his patients led him to receive the Attitude, Commitment, and Excellence in Medicine award all three years during his residency. His ambition is to contribute to science and investigate new treatment strategies in rare hematologic malignancies, with the ultimate goal of becoming an independently funded clinician investigator in translational science, while delivering passionate care to patients.