Damiano Rondelli, MD

Michael Reese Professor of Hematology
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Chicago, IL

Damiano Rondelli graduated at the Medical School of the University of Bologna, Italy, where he also completed a fellowship in Hematology. He started his research on hematopoietic stem cell transplant immunology as Research Associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. In 1995 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna and worked in the Institute of Hematology and in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit. In 2002 he moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago as Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Since 2013 he has been the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UIC where he is the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology.

He is the Principal Investigator of clinical studies in stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies, such as high risk leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, or myelofibrosis, and for sickle cell anemia. His lab research is focused on transplant immunology and particularly mechanisms of stem cell rejection and strategies for the induction of immune tolerance in stem cell transplantation.

He authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, multiple book chapters, and is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals. Is a member of UIC Center of Global Health where he leads the Global Hematology-Oncology Program.

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