I also conduct translational clinical research investigating new ways to enhance the recovery of the immune system after a transplant and ways to help the immune system fight hematologic malignancies. My colleagues and I are investigating new agents such as interleukin-7 and KGF to enhance immune recovery, as well as new approaches to generate specialized T cells that will specifically target hematologic malignancies.
My practice consists of patients with a variety of hematologic malignancies who are in need of an allogeneic transplant, including patients with acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma. The goal of my practice and clinical research is to be able to offer every patient in need of a transplant the opportunity to undergo this potentially curative therapy.
As Director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Fellowship Program, I am responsible for coordinating the training and education of tomorrow’s generation of stem cell transplanters.