Damiano Rondelli, M.D.

Damiano Rondelli

Michael Reese Professor of Hematology, University of Illinois Chicago
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Associate Director for Clinical Research
University of Illinois Cancer Center

Dr. Rondelli is the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine and division chief of hematology/oncology. He is also director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program, associate director for clinical research in the University of Illinois Cancer Center and director of global hematology/ oncology in the UIC College of Medicine’s Center for Global Health.

Dr. Rondelli graduated from the medical school of the University of Bologna, Italy, where he also completed his training in hematology. He started his research on hematopoietic stem cell transplant immunology as a research associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and was thenassistant professor at the University of Bologna where he established his lab research and clinical work in the Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant unit. In 2002 he moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago as director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and in2013he was appointed chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Since 2011he has been actively involved in a joint project between UIC and the Binaytara Foundation to advance medical knowledge in Nepal and to start the first blood and marrow transplant program in Kathmandu.

He is principal investigator of clinical studies in stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies such as high risk leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, or myelofibrosis, and for patients with sickle cell anemia. He has authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and multiple book chapters. Heiseditor ofan Italian book on the history of medicine (Storia delle Discipline Mediche, Edizioni Hippocrates, Milano, 1999 and 2003).