Damiano Rondelli

The Michael Reese Professor of Hematology


Damiano Rondelli; experts guide

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Dr. Damiano Rondelli is the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology at the UIC College of Medicine and division chief of hematology/oncology. He is also director of blood and marrow transplant and director of the stem cell transplantation program.

Rondelli’s research, both clinical and in the laboratory, focuses on stem cell transplantation. He is principal investigator of phase I and phase II studies of allogeneic stem transplant for high-risk patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, advanced myelofibrosis, or sickle cell anemia. His laboratory explores how stem cells interact with immune cells using in-vitro and in-vivo models of anti-stem cell rejection or immune tolerance.

Rondelli is associate director for clinical research in the University of Illinois Cancer Center and director of global of hematology/oncology in the UIC College of Medicine’s Center for Global Health.

Before coming to UIC, Rondelli was assistant professor at the Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology of the University of Bologna.

Subject areas:

  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Blood and marrow transplantation
  • Myeloproliferative diseases
  • Transplant in sickle cell disease
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