Winship celebrates 20 years of outstanding BMT leadership
Twenty years ago, Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, and Amelia Langston, MD, joined forces to manage the growth of patient care and research at the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Waller is now director of the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program and Langston is medical director and section chief of the Program. He is also a faculty member in the CB and IMP programs.
Started in 1979, Winship's transplant program was one of the first in the country and is the oldest and largest in the state of Georgia. Winship's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center is internationally recognized for its research and treatment of blood cancers and disorders, and Emory is one of a group of 20 elite transplant centers in the Bone Marrow and Transplant Clinical Trials Network, an organization funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To date, Winship doctors have transplanted over 5,600 patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia.
"I was hired to help build the scientific platform to support stem cell transplantation. I love this work, and the chance to understand how and why transplant is successful," said Waller.