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New & Forthcoming Titles | Advances and Controversies in Hematopoietic Transplantation and Cell Therapy (About the Editor)

Advances and Controversies in Hematopoietic Transplantation and Cell Therapy

Advances and Controversies in Hematopoietic Transplantation and Cell Therapy

Series Editors: Abutalib, Syed, Armitage, James O.

ISSN: 2569-1376

Syed A. Abutalib earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He subsequently completed an internal medicine residency with an emphasis on hematologic malignancies at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), with an emphasis on blood and bone marrow transplantation. While working on his fellowship, Dr. Abutalib voluntarily spearheaded the Thrombosis and Homeostasis conference at UIC, in addition to a variety of other educational projects. Dr. Abutalib is Assistant Director of the Hematology and Transplant Program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern and co-leader for the CTCA enterprise-wide Hematologic Malignancies Cancer Institute, in addition to his role as Clinical Director of the Hematopoietic Cell Collection Facility.

Dr. Abutalib has co-edited ten Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant books over a short span of 4

years and has published in a number of cancer magazines, journals, and textbooks. He is Associate Editor for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) magazine, The ASCO Post. He is also a reviewer for the journal Blood Reviews and Update Editor for one of the leading textbooks, Hoffman: Hematology, Basic Principles and Practice, 7th edition. Additionally, he has presented at clinical conferences and meetings on a variety of topics related to Neoplastic Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Dr. Abutalib is an Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where he is involved in educating and mentoring medical students. He is also an active member of the American Society of Hematology, ASCO, and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant. He continues to collaborate with other experts worldwide in the area of hematology/oncology and transplantation to explore and develop innovative ideas and

breakthroughs in Medical Education with a primary focus on improvement of patient care.



James O. Armitage is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Nebraska and a fellowship in hematology oncology at the University of Iowa. Subsequently he spent 2 years in private practice in Omaha.  He developed and directed the Bone Marrow Transplant program at the University of Iowa and later at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. At Nebraska he served as Vice-Chair of Internal Medicine, Chief of the Section of Oncology and Hematology, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Dean of the College of Medicine. He is currently The Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Dr. Armitage is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology and is a Fellow of both the American and the Royal Co

llege of Physicians, of ASCO, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He has served on many national/international oncology committees, including the United States National Cancer Advisory Board and the French National Cancer Advisory Board.   He is past president of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 


He has received numerous honors, including the Claude Jacquillat Award for achievement in Clinical Oncology from Paris, the San Salvatore Foundation Research Award from Lugano, Switzerland, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Association of Cancer Research, the Heath Memorial Award from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Robert A. Kyle Award from the Mayo Clinic, The Special Recognition Award from ASCO, and election to the Association of American Physicians.  Dr. Armitage has

published more than 600 papers, written 110 chapters and is co-editor of 27 books.  He currently edits The ASCO Post and is deputy editor of the Journal of Oncology Practice