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Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Rutgers Cancer Institute BMT teamThe Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, has been performing autologous and allogenic stem cell transplants since 1995 and is the only such program in New Jersey that is part of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Transplants are performed for patients with a variety of illnesses, including acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplasia, various types of lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and related diseases.

In addition to participating in national and international research studies with other transplant centers, there are unique research programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute focusing on novel ways to: prevent graft-versus-host disease; improve umbilical cord blood transplants; and develop novel cellular therapies with less toxicity than standard transplants. 

The Program is accredited by the National Marrow Donor Program and FACT and has been rated as an “Excellent Program” by the American College of Surgeons.

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Staff of this Program:
Roger Strair, MD, PhD, Chief, Blood Disorders
Dennis Cooper, MD, Chief, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Rebecca Burke, MD, Palliative Care Specialist
Kevin David, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, FACP, Associate Director for Clinical Services and Director, Lymphoma Program
Jasdeep S. Hundal, Psy.D., ABPP-Cn, Director of Neuropsychology
Athena Kritharis, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist
Vimal Patel, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist
Dale Schaar, MD, PhD, Hematologist/Oncologist
Tracy Krimmel, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCN, Advanced Practice Nurse
Kara Saggiomo, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Anne Tyno, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Jacqueline Manago, BSN, RN, BMTCN, Nurse Clinician, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
Mary Kate McGrath, ANP-BC, BMTCN, OCN, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
Lauren Kriegel, MSW, LSW, Social Worker
Deborah Leif, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker
Rosemarie Slirzewski, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker

 

 

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