Primary Faculty

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

Research Interests: Analysis of Spontaneously Occurring Antibody and T Cell Responses Against Tumor Antigens in Patients with Various Malignancies, Development and Standardization of New Techniques for the Monitoring of Anti-Tumor Immune Responses, Development of T Cell-Based Adoptive Immunotherapies for Different Tumor Types, Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with B-cell Lymphoma, Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Including High-dose Chemotherapy Plus Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation, Identification of Targets for Immunotherapies in Hematologic Malignancies with a Focus on Multiple Myeloma, Quantification of Immunotherapy- and Stem Cell Transplantation-Induced Immune Responses

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Cancer Immunotherapy, Hematology/BMT, Myeloma, Plasma Cell Leukemia, Plasmacytoma, Tumor Immunology

Email: djordje.atanackovic@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-5670

Michael W. Boyer, MD

Dr. Boyer is currently the Director of the University of Utah Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, which encompasses both adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant, with clinical services at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (Clinic 2C) and at Primary Children's Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director for the University of Utah Cell Therapy F... Read More

Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Graft-Versus-Leukemia

Specialties: Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Hematology/BMT, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant

Email: michael.boyer@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Paul F. Bray, MD

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Bray has continued to care for patients with blood diseases. He currently patients in clinic at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.  His clinical interest interests include:General, non-malignant HematologyDisorders of platelet number and functionBleeding disordersThrombotic disorders... Read More

Research Interests: Bleeding Disorders, Blood Platelet Disorders, Coronary Thrombosis, Embolism and Thrombosis, Molecular Genetic Aspects of Thrombosis, Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors, Stroke

Specialties: Anemia, Benign Hematology, Coagulation, Disorders of Platelet Number and Function, Hematology/BMT, Hemorrhagic Disorders, Thrombocythemia, Thrombotic Disorders

Email: paul.bray@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Nicola J. Camp, PhD

Nicola J. Camp, PhD Professor, Internal Medicine Senior Director for Research, Utah Population Database Co-Director, STARS Training Program Co-Leader, Women’s Cancers Disease Oriented Team Nicola J. Camp, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Medicine (Division of  Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies) and Human Genetics at t... Read More

Email: nicola.camp@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-5767

Jan L. Christian, PhD

Cell-cell signaling molecules such as bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play critical roles in specifying cell fate during vertebrate embryogenesis. Strict regulation of BMP activity is required to prevent birth defects, degenerative diseases and cancer. Our research program has two major foci: 1) Understanding how BMP activity is regulated by cle... Read More

Research Interests: Bone Morphogenetic Proteins, Cardiovascular Aspects of Marfan syndrome, Extracellular Matrix, Growth and Embryonic Development, Hematopoiesis, Marfan Syndrome, Mouse Models, Proprotein Convertases, Xenopus laevis

Email: jan.christian@neuro.utah.edu

Daniel R. Couriel, MD, MS

Dr. Couriel received his M.D. degree in 1987 at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. After fellowship training at Tufts University, NHLBI and Johns Hopkins University, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In 1999 he moved to the M.D Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Blood an... Read More

Research Interests: Ancillary and Supportive Care for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Biomarkers and New Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, Long Term Complications and Survivorship Issues after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Multidisciplinary Interventions and Patient Reported Outcomes in the Assessment of Response to Therapy in Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, New Treatments for Acute Graft-Versus Host Disease

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: daniel.couriel@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Michael W. Deininger, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Hematology/BMT

Michael Deininger, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chief of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. He has extensive experience treating patients with blood cancers. He has a particular interest in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and myeloproliferativ... Read More

Research Interests: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Leukemia Drug Resistance, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Specialties: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Leukemia, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Email: michael.deininger@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Lab: Lab Website

Martha J. Glenn, MD

Dr. Glenn is a recognized regional expert in lymphoproliferative disorders, and she receives referrals from a greater than six state region. She is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Non-Hodkin's Lymphoma panel (NCCN NHL) and is a Huntsman Cancer Institute principal investigator on several lymphoma therapeutic trials. She sees ... Read More

Research Interests: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Clinical Trials, Lymphoma

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphomas, Lymphoproliferative Diseases, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Oncology

Email: martha.glenn@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Ahmad Halwani, MD

Dr. Halwani specializes in the treatment of blood related cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia. His main clinical operation is at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute Clinic 2B. He also sees patients at the George E. Wahlen Veteran's Medical Center.For questions regarding Dr. Halwani's practice, our clinical programs or for help ide... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Medical Oncology

Email: ahmad.halwani@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Boyu Hu, MD

Dr. Hu specializes in the treatment of blood related cancers, such as lymphoma and leukemia. His treatment interests include a variety of B and T cell lymphoid malignancies. Dr. Hu treats patients at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute Clinic 3A.... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: u6019540@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229

Tibor Kovacsovics, MD

Dr. Kovacsovics brings to the University of Utah extensive expertise in the clinical management of patients with hematologic malignancies, particularly acute leukemias. In his role at the University of Utah, Dr. Kovacsovics will serve as the Medical Director for the Inpatient Service of the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies. In hi... Read More

Research Interests: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Chemotherapy, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Hematology/BMT

Email: tibor.kovacsovics@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Catherine J. Lee, MD

Catherine J. Lee, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/BMT at the Huntsman Cancer Center, University of Utah. Dr. Lee's clinical expertise is in Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT). She specializes in autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplants for th... Read More

Research Interests: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Ancillary and Supportive Care for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation, Biomarkers and New Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, Long Term Complications and Survivorship Issues after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Multidisciplinary Interventions and Patient Reported Outcomes in the Assessment of Response to Therapy in Chronic Graft-Versus Host Disease, Transplant Immunotherapy

Specialties: Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Hematology/BMT

Email: catherine.lee@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Elizabeth A. Leibold, PhD

Elizabeth A. Leibold, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She holds an adjunct appointment as a Professor of Oncological Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and is a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differ... Read More

Email: betty.leibold@genetics.utah.edu

Ming Y. Lim, MBBCh, MS

Ming Y. Lim, MBBChir is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her clinical practice is conducted at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute and is focused on patients with non-malignant hematologic ... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: ming.lim@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Tim Luetkens, MD

Dr. Tim Luetkens is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. His research background includes tumor antigen discovery, antibody development, and the genetic engineering of immune cells. At HCI, Dr L... Read More

Research Interests: Cancer Immunotherapy, Protein Engineering

Email: tim.luetkens@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-4641

Thomas J. O'Hare, PhD

Thomas J. O'Hare, Ph.D. is a Research Professor of Medicine (career track) in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. His lab is located in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and he is a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry f... Read More

Research Interests: Design and Synthesis of Targeted Cancer Drugs, Drug Resistance, Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive, Tyrosine Kinase Activating Mutations

Email: Thomas.OHare@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-0256

Lab: Lab Website

J. Dane Osborn, MD

James "Dane" Osborn, M.D. is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Osborn attends as a hospitalist on the Hunstman Cancer Institute's new Bone Marrow Transplant unit as part of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Huntsman at the Univer... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: dane.osborn@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Charles J. Parker, MD, AB

Charles J. Parker, M. D., is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Utah, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the George E. Whalen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. As a Hematologist, his clinical interests include paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinu... Read More

Research Interests: Myeloproliferative Disorders, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Hemochromatosis, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Porphyria

Email: Charles.Parker@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Ami B. Patel, MD

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Research Interests: Leukemia Drug Resistance, Synthetic Lethality Strategies, Targeted Drug Development, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Specialties: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, Myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Systemic Mastocytosis

Email: ami.patel@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Esteban Peña, MD

Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation

Specialties: Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, General

Email: u0981449@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

John D. Phillips, PhD

John D. Phillips, Ph.D. is a Research Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Phillips is also Director of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) Core Research Fa... Read More

Email: John.Phillips@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-2081

Josef T. Prchal, MD

Josef Prchal, MD is a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. He is also named Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator, and is a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program and the Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics Program. In addition, he holds ad... Read More

Research Interests: Erythrocyte Disorders, Hematopoiesis, Polycythemia

Specialties: Anemia, Hematology/BMT, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Oncology, Thrombocythemia

Email: josef.prchal@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Sabarinath Venniyil Radhakrishnan, MD

Dr. S.V. Radhakrishnan, MD, is a Visiting Instructor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah. He was awarded a fellowship by the American Association for Cancer Research-Pfizer Immuno-Oncology. Dr. Radhakrishnan's research focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for multiple myeloma... Read More

Research Interests: Immunotherapy, Adoptive

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: sabari.radhakrishnan@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Vedran Radojcic, MD

I am a physician-scientist providing care to patients undergoing allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation. I pursue research with translational relevance and focus on immunobiology determinants of graft-versus-host disease, particularly its chronic form that remains the most devastating long-term complication of allogeneic blood and marrow ... Read More

Research Interests: Immunobiology of Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Mechanisms of Immune Evasion and Tolerance in Cancer

Specialties: Acute Leukemia, Hematology/BMT

Email: vedran.radojcic@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-6109

Jo-Anna Reems, PhD

Jo-Anna Reems, Ph.D. is Research Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is also the Scientific Director of the University of Utah Health Care Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Facility, which is FACT accredited. Dr. Reems is certi... Read More

Research Interests: Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Biology

Email: joanna.reems@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-2980

George M. Rodgers, III, MD, PhD

George M. Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.   He also holds an appointment as an adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology. He started at the University of Utah in 1988.  He is... Read More

Research Interests: Antithrombotic Therapy, Physiological Regulation of Hemostasis, Procoagulant Activities of Vascular Endothelium, Role of Coagulation in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Coagulation, Hematology/BMT, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Email: George.Rodgers@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Douglas W. Sborov, MD, MS

Dr. Douglas Sborov is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was born and raised in Minnesota, completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, later completed medical s... Read More

Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Including High-dose Chemotherapy Plus Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: douglas.sborov@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Paul J. Shami, MD

Dr. Paul Shami is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah and is a Member and Clinical Investigator at the University’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Dr. Shami also holds an Adjunct appointment as a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University... Read More

Research Interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Drug Development, Glutathione Transferase, Leukemia, Myeloid, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Nitric Oxide, Nitric Oxide Donors

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Oncology

Email: paul.shami@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Deborah M. Stephens, DO

Deborah Stephens, DO joined the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies as an Assistant Professor in 2014.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic and fellowship training at Ohio State University.  Dr. Stephens’s clinic focuses on patients with lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).&n... Read More

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT

Email: deborah.stephens@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Tsewang Tashi, MD

Dr. Tsewang Tashi joined the University of Utah faculty after completing his hematology/oncology fellowship in 2015, and is involved in research with Dr. J.  Prchal on high altittude genetic adaptation, hypoxia signaling and molecular genetics of myeloproliferative neoplasms. He received his medical degree from Chang Gung Univer... Read More

Research Interests: Hypoxia, Myeloid Malignancies

Specialties: Acute Leukemia, Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT, Lymphoproliferative Diseases, Medical Oncology, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Email: tsewang.tashi@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229

Srinivas K. Tantravahi, MBBS, MRCP(UK)

Dr. Tantravahi has received his medical degree from Guntur medical college, India. He then completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology and Oncology fellowship training at University of Utah Hospital. His clinical interests include multiple myeloma, stem cell transplantation, and myeloproliferative neoplasm. Research interests are targeted ... Read More

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Email: srinivas.tantravahi@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

Dennis R. Winge, PhD

Dennis Winge, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also a Research Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He is Director of the Biological Chemistry PhD graduate ... Read More

Research Interests: Cancer Metabolism, Cell Respiration, Copper, Hemeproteins, Metal Metabolism, Mitochondria, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Oxidative Stress, Paraganglioma

Email: dennis.winge@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3229