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Damiano Rondelli, MD

Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Michael Reese Professor of Hematology

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Dr. Damiano Rondelli completed his training in Hematology at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he started his career. In 2002 he joined the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he is currently the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program, the Co-Director of the Urban Global Medicine Program in the Department of Medicine, and the Associate Director for Global Partnerships in the College of Medicine Center for Global Health. His research is in BMT for blood cancers and sickle cell anemia and laboratory models to prevent rejection in incompatible BMT. Over the last 7 years, he has also started a GlobalBMT project to collaborate with low-middle income countries with high need for BMT. His GlobalBMT initiative currently includes partners in Nepal, India, Nigeria, Bolivia, Ukraine and Cuba. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters.