Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Rutgers Cancer Institute BMT teamThe Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is conducted in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The Blood and Marrow Transplant team performs stem cell transplants 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. Both autologous and allogenic transplants are performed.

The sources of transplant include matched siblings as well as matched unrelated donors and umbilical cord blood. There are several research initiatives within the Blood and Marrow Transplant program.  In addition to participating in national and international research studies with other transplant centers, there are unique research programs 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 certified by FACT as well as the National Marrow Donor Program.

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Staff of this Program:
Roger Strair, MD, PhD, Chief, Blood Disorders
Dennis Cooper, MD, Chief, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Joseph Aisner, MD, Medical Oncologist 
Rebecca Burke, MD, Palliative Care Specialist
Kevin David, MD, Medical 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
Vimal Patel, MD, Medical Oncologist
Dale Schaar, MD, PhD, Medical 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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