Conditions and Diseases we treat

Blood & Marrow Transplant

Our Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program consists of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the therapeutic use of bone marrow, peripheral blood, cord blood and cellular therapy in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with malignant, non-malignant, and serious blood-related disorders.



The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program focuses on many diseases including:

Malignant Diseases:


Non-Malignant Diseases:



Key Contacts

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
(914) 594-2150

Transplant Nurse Coordinator:
Julie Krauchuk, RN, MSN, FNP-C
(914) 594-2150

Nurse Educator:
Karen Wolownik, RN, MSN, CPNP
(914) 594-2155

CTEL Manager:
Janet Ayello, MS
(914) 493-1671


Our Transplant Team

Key Team Members / Disciplines:

  • Director: Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
  • Transplant Nurse Coordinators: Tamar Horowitz, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPHON and Julie Krauchuk, RN, MSN, FNP-C
  • Nurse Educators: Connie Leonick, RN, MSN, CPNP and Karen Wolownik, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Radiation Oncology: Chitti Ramanamoorthy, MD
  • Stem Cell Processing: Janet Ayello, MS
  • Stem Cell Quality: Mildred Semidei-Pomales, MS
  • Clinical Research Nurses: Lauren Harrison, RN, MSN
  • Hematopathology: Humayun Islam, MD
  • Inpatient Nurse Practitioners: Barbara Ehrenreich, RN, MSN, CPNP and Maggie Londono, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Outpatient Nurse Practitioner: Anne Panarella, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Stem Cell Biology: Yanling Liao, PhD
  • Transplantation Immunology: Carl Hamby, PhD
  • Biostatistics: Qiuhu Shi, PhD
  • Social Work: Rose Bartone, LCSW-R and Barbara McLain, LCSW
  • Neuropsychology: Suzanne Braniecki, PhD


Unique Features:

  • FACT Accredited
  • COG Accredited
  • NMDP Accredited
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Consortium (PBMTC) member
  • Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory “GMP Quality”
  • Cord Blood Diseases & Regenerative Therapy Program
  • Cord Blood Transplantation Program
  • Unrelated Adult Donor Stem Cell Program
  • Haploidentical Stem Cell Program
  • T-cell Depletion and Stem Cell Selection Program
  • High-Risk Leukemia Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Lymphoma Cell Therapy Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Sickle Cell Transplantation Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Sarcoma Cell Therapy Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Ten HEPA Filtered and Positive Pressure Inpatient Rooms
  • Personalized and customized blood, marrow and cellular therapies
  • Multidisciplinary Programs
  • Long-Term Survivors Program



Research and Education Highlights:

  • ACGME Accredited Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation Fellowship Program
  • Student, Resident and other Allied Health Professions elective/selectives
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Transplantation Immunology
  • Adoptive Targeted Cellular Therapy
  • Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative, and Hematopoiesis