I am a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist specializing in blood and marrow cell transplantation for the treatment of leukemias, lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, and other hematologic malignancies. As part of a multidisciplinary team, I work on incorporating up-to-date research knowledge into the treatment of our patients. My main research focus is to develop reduced-intensity conditioning regimens, and to identify alternative donor sources so that this treatment modality is available to older and medically infirm patients and to those who lack sibling donors. I am also interested in developing additional interventions to further reduce post-transplant recurrence of malignant diseases. First and foremost, however, I see my role as guiding patients through the complexities of the available information and data so that they can make informed decisions about the treatment that is the best for them.