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Physicians and Staff

Blood and Marrow Transplant Team

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program team specializes in providing autologous and allogeneic transplants for cancer patients, particularly those with leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. The interdisciplinary team includes medical oncologists/hematologists, pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and genetic counselors.


Aaron P. Rapoport, M.D. Aaron Rapoport, M.D.
Gary Jobson Professor of Medical Oncology
Clinical Director of Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Special Interests: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)-Autologous/Allogeneic; Hematologic Malignancies; Cancer
Medical Degree: Harvard University Medical School
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester
Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Hematology;
University of Rochester, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Certification: Hematology; Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-1230 / academic office


Ashraf Z. Badros, MB, ChB
Professor of Medicine
Director of Multiple Myeloma Services

Special Interests: Multiple Myeloma, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
Medical Degree: Ain Shams University, College of Medicine
Residency: Ain Shams University, Harbor Hospital Center/University of Maryland
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Cancer Center
Certification: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-1230 / academic office


Nancy Maureen Hardy, M.D.Nancy Maureen Hardy, M.D., MA, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Stem Cell Processing Laboratory

Special Interests: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Medical Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Medical Oncology; National Cancer Institute, Blood & Marrow Transplantation; National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases
Certification: Internal Medicine; AIM; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-0372 / academic office


Saul Yanovich, M.D.Saul Yanovich, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director Emeritus

Special Interests: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT); Cancer
Medical Degree: Javeriana University School of Medicine, Bogota, Columbia
Residency: University of Miami Hospitals, Miami, FL
Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Center Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Certification: Internal Medicine; Hematology; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-6841 / academic office


Michael Kleinberg, M.DMichael Kleinberg, M.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Cancer Center Program; Associate Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Infectious Diseases in Cancer Patients; Cancer
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases
Certification: Internal Medicine; Infectious Diseases
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-0372 / academic office


Michael Kleinberg, M.DMehmet Hakan Kocoglu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Multiple myeloma
Medical Degree: Hacettepe University School, Ankara, Turkey
Residency: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Certification: Internal Medicine, Hematology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-1230 / academic office


Jean Adel Yared, M.D.Jean Adel Yared, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation; Hematologic malignancies
Medical Degree: St. Joseph University
Residency: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Hematology/Oncology; Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Institut Gustave Roussy, Hematology/Oncology
Certification: Hematology/Oncology; Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-1230 / academic office


Radiation Oncology

Young Kwok, M.D.Young Kwok, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Central Nervous System Cancer; Genitourinary Cancer; Lymphoma
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Radiation Oncology
410-328-6080 / academic office
410-328-9134 / appointments


Navesh K. Sharma, M.D. Navesh K. Sharma, D.O., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer; Lymphoma; SIR-Spheres;, Total Body Irradiation; Liver-Directed Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Medical Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-1230 / academic office


Blood and Marrow Transplant Coordinator

Kathleen Ruehle, R.N., O.C.N.
410-328-1229/office


Stem Cell Transplant Coordinators

Cathy Myers, R.N.
410-328-1229/office


Susan Hodges, RN


Mindy Landau, RN, MC


Core Resources

Genetic Counseling:

Jessica Rispoli Joines, M.G.C., C.G.C.
Certified Genetic Counselor
410-328-2294


Clinical Nutrition Services

Lisa Silberman
Outpatient Dietitian, Nutritionist & Certified Oncology Specialist
410-328-5327


Rachel Ernzen, R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.D.
Senior Dietitian
410-328-5462


Psychosocial Services:


Caroline Silva, L.C.P.C.
Social Worker


Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Consultation/Liaison
Medical Director, Medical Crisis Counseling Center

Special Interests: Psychotherapy; General Adult Psychiatry; Medical Crisis Counseling; Affective and Anxiety Disorders; Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office

Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.Catherine L Harrison-Restelli, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Special Interests: Psychiatric care of patients with serious medical illnesses (HIV, cancer, transplant); delirium, confusion and agitation in medically ill patients; women's mental health, especially the care of the pregnant and postpartum woman; psychiatric care of veteran's, especially female veterans and patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medical Degree: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt Hospital
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


This page was last updated on: December 2, 2014.