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Brian Shaffer, MD


Clinical Expertise

Autologous and Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation; Alternative Donor Transplantation; Leukemias & Other Blood Cancers; Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

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About Me


Eastern Virginia Medical School


Wake Forest University Medical Center (North Carolina)


National Cancer Institute (Maryland); National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (Maryland)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Hematology

I am a board certified hematologist specializing in bone marrow transplantation for leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, lymphoma, and other bone marrow disorders. I work in a collaborative fashion with other members of our team to provide comprehensive cancer care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. My research focuses on the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells in outcomes after transplantation. NK cells are white blood cells that have anti-tumor and anti-infection properties. My goal is to improve the transplantation process for patients via understanding and optimizing NK cell behavior. My clinical interests also include improving transplantation methods for patients without a matched sibling donor.


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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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