Faculty & Staff
Dr. David Hurd has been the Medical Director since the inception of the Program. Dr. Julia Cruz, and Dr. Yi-Kong Keung are the other faculty from the Section on Hematology and Oncology who regularly attend on the Inpatient Service and see transplant patients in the Outpatient Clinics.
Dr. Kathryn Greven and Dr. Carolyn Ferree provide direction for all radiation therapy planning for the transplant patients requiring total body irradiation, total lymphoid irradiation or involved field radiation.
Dr. Kevin High is the primary faculty member from the Section on Infectious Diseases to provide ongoing input in the care of the transplant patients. As such, he also has a cross appointment in the Section of Hematology and Oncology and makes rounds with the team on a regular basis.
Richard McQuellon, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist who directs the Cancer Patients Support program. He and his team provide psychosocial oncology services / assessments for all transplant patients. He has been a key figure in the development of Quality of Life assessments for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD oversees the support services from Pharmacy for all Oncology Inpatient and Outpatient Services. She routinely makes rounds with the Transplant Team to provide appropriate input to the care of the patients.
Other Personnel / Services
The BMT Laboratory is under the direction of Greg Pomper, MD who also services as the Director of Blood Bank Services. Technical support is provided by two full time individuals. This Laboratory provides all needed services for both autologous and allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation. These include, but are not limited to: controlled rate cryopreservation of autologous hematopoietic stem cells; red blood cell and plasma depletion for ABO incompatible transplants; CD34 isolation for positive section of hematopoietic stem cells precursors; and other negative selection technologies that have been applied during the course of our clinical investigations. A member of the Laboratory is present for thawing of all cryopreserved products at the time of infusion.
There are four nurse coordinators and two physician extenders dedicated to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Their responsibilities are many but can be summarized by saying they coordinate the flow of work needed to insure that the appropriate patients are coming to transplant with all of the needed pre-transplant evaluation, appropriate initial treatment orders, coordination of post transplant follow-up, and dealing with a multitude of phone calls generated by patients, insurance companies, support services, and home health nursing agencies.
Michael Gautreaux, PhD serves as the director of the HLA Laboratory which is a fully approved and accredited Laboratory by the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. All HLA typing of family members and confirmatory typing of unrelated donors are performed in this Laboratory using the most current techniques for testing of histocompatibility.