Core centers

Core Clinical Centers

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are pleased to welcome the following 20 Institutions/Consortia that will be the Core Clinical Centers/Consortia of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) for the new project period (July 2017 through June 2024).

Participating Clinical Centers are responsible for recruiting, examining, and treating study participants.  They are also responsible for collecting all clinical, laboratory, demographic, and other data required by the study.  Each Core Clinical Center is led by a Principal Investigator who is personally responsible for ensuring that all aspects of BMT CTN protocols are followed.  Other key center staff includes physicians, study coordinators, and laboratory technicians.

Clinical Center staff carries out the provisions of the Manual of Procedures and BMT CTN protocols.  They are responsible for registering and maintaining follow-up of all participants. 

Some Core Clinical Centers are consortia of two or more centers.  The Core Clinical Centers are:

The BMT CTN is committed to including widespread transplant community participation in these trials.  However, due to the limited resources, not all requests can be accommodated for each protocol.  If your center is interested in participating, return the completed Affiliate Center Application to BMT CTN DCC/EMMES at 301-251-1355 or to


Helen Heslop, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Steering Committee Vice Chair

Baylor College of Medicine

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

One Baylor Plaza

Houston, TX 77030





Catherine Bollard, M.D., MBChB - Principal Investigator

Children's National Medical Center/Children's Research Institute

111 Michigan Avenue NW, Suite 5200

Washington DC 20010





Carl Allen, M.D., PhD. - Principal Investigator

Baylor College of Medicine

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

One Baylor Plaza

Houston TX 77030





Ryo Nakamura, M.D. - Principal Investigator

City of Hope National Medical Center

1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA  91010-3000





Joseph Antin, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue

Boston, MA  02115





Yi-Bin Chen, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street

Boston, MA  02114





Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Duke University Medical Center

Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant

2400 Pratt Street

DUMC Box 3850

Durham, NC  27705





Tammy Kindwall-Keller, D.O. - Principal Investigator

University of Virginia

Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

1240 Lee Street

Charlottesville, VA  22903





Frederick Appelbaum, M.D. – Principal Investigator

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Avenue North, D5-310

Seattle, WA  98109





Joseph Pidala, Ph.D., M.D. – Principal Investigator

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

12902 Magnolia Drive

Tampa, FL 33612





Hugo Fernandez, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Moffitt at Memorial Healthcare System

Memorial Cancer Institute

Pembroke Pines, FL  33028





Richard Jones, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Steering Committee Chair

Johns Hopkins University

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

401 North Broadway

Baltimore, MD  21287





Parameswaran Hari, M.D., M.S. - Principal Investigator

Medical College of Wisconsin

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite C5500

Milwaukee, WI  53226





Miguel Perales, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue, Box 298

New York, NY  10065





John Levine, M.D., M.S.- Principal Investigator

Mount Sinai Medical Center

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1410

New York, NY  10029





William Hogan, M.D., B.Ch. - Principal Investigator

Mayo Clinic

200 First Street SW

Rochester, MN 55905





Adetola Kassim, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3927 TVC

Nashville, TN  37232





Asad Bashey, M.D., PhD. - Principal Investigator

Northside Hospital

Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 1030

Atlanta, GA 30342-4790





Krishna Komanduri, M.D., Ph.D. - Principal Investigator

University of Miami

1475 NW 12 Avenue, Suite 3300

Miami, FL 33136





Edward Copelan, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Levine Cancer Institute

1021 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 5300

Charlotte, NC 28204





Sumithira Vasu, M.D. - Principal Investigator

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital

320 West 10th Avenue, B316 Starling Loving Hall

Columbus, OH 43210





Philip McCarthy, M.D. - Co-Principal Investigator

Theresa Hahn, PhD. - Co-Principal Investigator

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Blood and Marrow Transplant

Elm and Carlton Streets

Buffalo, NY 14263






Lloyd Damon, M.D. - Principal Investigator

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Adult Hematology/Oncology/BMT

400 Parnassus Avenue, 4th Floor Clinic

San Francisco, CA 94143





Thomas Shea, M.D. - Principal Investigator

University of North Carolina Hospitals


CB 7305 Manning Drive, 3rd Floor Physicians Office Building

Chapel Hill, NC 27599





John McCarty, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Virginia Commonwealth University

Massey Cancer Center BMT Program

1300 E. Marshall Steet, PO Box 980157

Richmond, VA 23298





Richard Maziarz, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Oregon Health & Science University

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code UHN 73C

Portland, OR 97239





Marcos de Lima, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Case Western Reserve Universtiy

11100 Euclid Avenue, LKS5079

Cleveland, OH 44106





Navneet Majhail, M.D., M.S. - Principal Investigator

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk CA-61

Cleveland, OH 44915





Patrick Stiff, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Loyola University Medical Center

2160 South First Avenue

Maywood, IL 60153





Leslie Kean, M.D., Ph.D. - Principal Investigator

Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium

Boston Children's Hospital

450 Brookline Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02215





Mike Pulsipher, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

4650 Sunset Boulevard, Mailstop #62

Los Angeles, CA 90027





Muan Qayed, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium

Children's Hospital of Atlanta

1405 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30322





Robert Lowsky, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic

300 Pasteur Drive, Room H-0101, MC 5623

Stanford, CA  94305





John Wingard, M.D. - Principal Investigator

University of Florida/Shands Healthcare Medical


1600 SW Archer Road, Box 100278

Gainesville, FL  32610





Edmund Waller, M.D., PhD. - Principal Investigator

Emory University Hospital

1365 Clifton Road, N.E. Room B5119

Atlanta, GA 30322





Greg Yanik, M.D. - Principal Investigator

University of Michigan Medical Center

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

1500 E. Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI  48109





Sherif Farag, M.D., PhD. - Principal Investigator

Indiana University Hospital

980 West Walnut Street, Room C414

Indianapolis, IN  46202





Joseph Uberti, M.D., PhD. - Principal Investigator

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Bone Marrow Transplant

4100 John R. 4th Floor HWCRC

Detroit, MI  48201





Claudio Brunstein, M.D., PhD. - Principal Investigator

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

420 Delaware Street S.E., Mailstop 480

Minneapolis, MN  55455





Edward Stadtmauer, M.D. - Principal Investigator

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Abramson Cancer Center

3400 Civic Center Boulevard

2nd Floor West Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA  19104





Peter Westervelt, M.D. - Principal Investigator

Washington University School of Medicine

Division of Oncology

660 South Euclid Avenue Campus Box 8007

St. Louis, MO 63110