Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College

Dr. Mitchell S. Cairo received his M.D. from UC San Francisco, trained in pediatrics at UCLA / Harbor General Hospital, was Chief Resident in pediatrics at UCSF, and completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology / oncology at Indiana University. He joined the hematology / oncology faculty of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in 1982 and established the BMT/Stem Cell Transplant program there in 1985. He was also the CHOC Principal Investigator for Children’s Cancer Group, and the Principal Investigator of the Cord Blood Collection Center and Cord Blood Transplant Center under an NHLBI award.
 

From December 1997 to February 2000, Dr. Cairo was a member of the faculty at Georgetown University where he was a Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Pathology, Chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Cellular and Gene Therapy, Director of Adult and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the Lombardi Cancer Center, and Medical Director of the NHLBI Cord Blood Collection Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. He relocated to Columbia University in New York City in March 2000, where he was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation; a Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Pathology at Columbia University; Director of the Phase I Pediatric Cancer Therapeutics Program and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program; and the Chief of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation.
 

More recently, Dr. Cairo relocated in February, 2011, to the New York Medical College where he is the Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Director of the Childhood and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Disease Center, Medical and Scientific Director of the Stem and Cellular Therapy Engineering Laboratory and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Cell Biology and Anatomy. Dr. Cairo has over 300 peer reviewed publications and over 850 national and international presentations. He is an international leader in childhood lymphomas and leukemias, stem cell transplantation, developmental therapeutics, experimental hematopoiesis and immunology and stem cell biology and regenerative therapy. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Experimental Hematology (ISEH), the Society for Hematology and Stem Cell Biology.

 
Dr. Cairo currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College; Director of the Children’s and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College; Medical and Scientific Director of the Stem and Cellular Therapy Laboratory at Westchester Medical Center; Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Medical College; and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology and Cell Biology & Anatomy at New York Medical College.

 
Education/Training:

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin (UW)
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco (USCF)
Pediatric Residency: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Chief Residency: University of California, San Francisco (USCF)

 

Editorial Board:

British Journal of Hematology
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Clinical Advances in Hematology-Oncology

 

Past Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics: University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine & Pathology: Georgetown University
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology & Cell Biology: Columbia University

 

Publications: (Provided on Request)

Peer Review Manuscripts 375+
Book Chapters 50+
Abstracts 1000+

 

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics & Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Board of Directors International Society of Experimental Hematology (ISEH)
National / International Associations
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (ASPHO)
International Society of Experimental Hematology (ISEH)
International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
Society of Pediatric Research (SPR)
American Pediatric Society (APS)
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC)
European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
European Society of Pediatric Research (ESPR)
Foundation of Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

 

Special Interests and Expertise:

Childhood Hematological Malignancy (Leukemia and Lymphoma)
Stem Cell Transplantation
Sickle Cell Anemia
Immunodeficiencies
Developmental Therapeutics
Tumor Immunology
Transplantation Biology
Stem Cell Biology
Developmental Immunology
Experimental Hematopoiesis
Molecular Genetics of Childhood Hematological Malignancies