Shin Mineishi, MD
Professor & Director
Shin_Mineishi_05Dr. Mineishi is known internationally for his work in bone marrow transplantation, particularly in regards to aggressive AML.  He has focused on graft versus host disease, complications after stem cell transplantation, reduced intensity stem cell transplantation, and HLA-mismatch stem cell transplantation.

His work has been published in journals such as JAMA, Blood, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, and the British Journal of Haematology. He has presented his work at numerous Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematology meetings throughout the world.

Dr. Mineishi received his MD degree from the University of Tokyo in Japan, and has been affiliated with St. Luke International Hospital in Tokyo, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the University of Wisconsin, the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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Donna E. Salzman, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Education & Clinical Services
Dr. Salzman graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and has been affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio before coming to UAB.

She currently serves as the Associate Professor and Director of Education and Clinical Services of the Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cell Therapy Program at UAB.  She also serves as the Associate Chief of Staff and Associate Quality Manager for Blood Management for the University Hospital, in addition to being the Co-Director of the Blood Management Committee and an Inspector of Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

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Racquel D. Innis-Shelton, MD
Assistant Professor and Medical Lab Director
drsheltoncrop150Dr. Innis-Shelton’s focus is on health disparities and translational clinical trial development.  She is interested in translational research and has partnered with the minority health consortium at UAB.

Dr. Innis-Shelton received her MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and has been affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, the Cancer Center of Guam in Tamuning, and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville before being appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cell Therapy at UAB.

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Lawrence S. Lamb, PhD

Professor and Director of Cell Therapy Laboratory
Lamb_-_Oct_2012_-_bDr. Lamb received his PhD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in Molecular Genetics and Transplantation Immunology at the University of South Carolina and Richland Memorial Hospital.  He has been previously affiliated with the South Carolina Cancer Center.  His primary research interest is cell-based immunotherapy of cancer.

He is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and the Director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory for the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at UAB’s School of Medicine.  He has academic appointments in the Department of Pathology and Pediatrics, as a Senior Scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Ayman Saad, MD
Associate Professor
Dr. Saad received his MD degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.  He has been affiliated with Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Maryland General Hospital at the University of Maryland Medical System, West Virginia University, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, before joining UAB.

His research focuses on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for different hematological diseases and utilizing graft manipulation to improve the outcome of transplant. He has authored several articles and book chapters.

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Transplant Staff

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practioners
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Dee Anderson Mary Beth England Amy Nance
Binita Parekh
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Melissa Sentell
 Melinda Rodgers
Aaron Streufert

Pre-Transplant Coordinators

Pre-Transplant Coordinators
Megan Bullion5 Pat Lyons6 Diana Tate6 Amy Flynn2
Megan Boullion
Patricia Lyons
Diana Tate
Amy Flynn

Post-Transplant Coordinators

Post-Transplant Coordinators
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Lydia Deivanayagam
Sharon Jones

Patient Services Coordinators

Patient Services Coordinators
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Jona Duncan Stephanie Schilling

Cell Therapy Lab

Cell Therapy Lab
Mary Patton Jay Holliday  Yulonda Carter  Ayesha Patterson 
Mary Patton
Lab Manager
Jay Holliday
Medical Technologist
Cheryl Fitts
Ayesha Patterson
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Leisa Whitlow
Denise Carter
Joscelyn Bowersock
Lab Quality Specialist

Administrative Office

Administrative Office    
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Daniel Gardner
IT Administrator
Wendy Griffin
Office Associate II
Tamesha King
Administrative Associate
Janice Smith
Business Officer