Dr. VaughanIn 1991, Dr. Vaughan was recruited to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to establish a bone marrow transplant program. Until his retirement in 2013, Dr. Vaughan held several prestigious positions at UAB and the Comprehensive Cancer Center including Associate Director for Clinical Research, Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, Professor of Internal Medicine & Pharmacology and Director of the Cell Therapy & Transplantation Program.

He is widely recognized for his extensive work in improving the safety of bone marrow transplantation, cancer pharmacology and cell kinetics. During his time at UAB, Dr. Vaughan was one of the founding members of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT), an organization dedicated to the promotion of quality medical and laboratory practice in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He also served on their Board of Directors. In 1996, he received his MBA from the University of Alabama and was awarded a distinguished Fellowship with the American College of Physician Executives in 2003.

Dr. Vaughan was also highly regarded for his exceptional consulting work advising academic Medical Centers on how to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and provided expert testimony in cancer-related litigation. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Vaughan was a member of many professional societies and organizations. He was especially proud of his long-term association with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), beginning in 1996 and ultimately retiring from the Board of Directors in 2014 as the Chairman of Bone Marrow Transplant Guidelines.

In recognition of his outstanding performance in the field of hematology and oncology, he has been featured in the Leading Physicians of the World, which is a premier publication of the International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP). An editorial reviewer for multiple medical journals and author, Dr. Vaughan has published 106 articles, 27 book chapters and more than 175 peer-reviewed abstracts.