I am also interested in developing new therapies to treat patients with indolent or low-grade lymphomas. These forms of lymphoma are less sensitive than higher-grade forms of the disease to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but are sensitive to the anti-lymphoma effects of an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. In collaboration with the Lymphoma Service, I am exploring potentially curative approaches for patients with low-grade lymphomas, including nonmyeloablative conditioning followed by an unmodified transplant with drug therapy to prevent GvHD.
I am Chairman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Bone Marrow Transplant Quality Assurance Committee, which oversees transplant services for adult and pediatric patients, and those with hematologic malignancies and germ cell tumors and ensures that these patients receive quality clinical care. I am also a member of the Center’s Institutional Review Board and Privacy Board. Membership on the IRB has provided me with a broad perspective over clinical research across the entire Center.
I am committed to teaching young physicians by example, thereby enhancing their interest and potential choice to train in this field.
I am also a reviewer for several journals including Blood, BMT, BBMT, American Journal of Hematology, Hematology, Leukemia, and JAMA.