Josef T. Prchal, MD

Dr. PrchalThe Prchal Lab focuses to elucidate the molecular basis of hematological diseases to discover their either somatic or germline underlying mutations and then determine the functions of the mutations. I am a founding member of the NCI-funded Myeloproliferative Disorders Consortium, and Consulting Editor of Journal of Clinical Investigations, the journal Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, and Faculty 1000. I have served on the Editorial Board of Blood for 14 years, was an editor of ASH publication Hematologist for 8 years, and have authored multiple Up-to-Date chapters. I am an Editor of Williams Hematology Textbook and Manual, 7th and 8th Editions, and an elected member of American Association of Physicians. I was PI of T32 Hematology Training Grants at University of Alabama Birmingham and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Among the honors I have received are the 650th Year Anniversary Medal from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, for scientific accomplishments, the Michael E. DeBakey Award for Excellence in Research at Baylor College of Medicine, and an Honorary Doctorate at Olomouc University (the alma mater of Gregor Mendel) in the Czech Republic.

As of February 2014, I have authored 322 peer-reviewed papers with a publication impact factor H-index of 51, most as senior or first author, and also authored 126 Invited Reviews, Editorials, and Book Chapters.