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Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, is a doctor of Hematology-Oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and a tenured full Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is the George & Edith Richman Professor & Distinguished Scientist in Cancer Research. He also is Disease Team Leader, CTIS, UH Case Medical Center and Director, Novel Cell Therapy, UH Case Medical Center. He was Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program for more than 25 years. Dr. Lazarus led a sustained and innovative clinical and translational research program focused on chemotherapy-dose escalation and blood and marrow transplantation for improving therapy of malignant disorders. His seminal impact in multiple aspects of transplantation was recognized in 1986 by his invitation to develop and chair the Blood and Marrow Transplant Committee of the National Cancer Institute-funded Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), a position he held until 2003. From 1992 until 2010, Dr. Lazarus was Co-Chair of the Lymphoma Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation Research (CIBMTR). For the past decade, he has been the Principal Investigator of the Case Consortium of the Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN), an organization funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. These groups provide national leadership in the development of new clinical trials for blood and marrow transplantation for the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and aplastic anemia. Dr. Lazarus is internationally recognized for his contributions in the areas of mesenchymal stem cell transplantation, autologous blood and marrow transplantation for lymphoma, and allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation for malignancies; these efforts included the development of many new anti-cancer therapies and sophisticated supportive care technologies. He has been identified as an Outstanding Physician in many regional and national surveys and he was inducted into the Cancer Care Hall of Fame, American Cancer Society (North Regional Office) as well as receiving the American Cancer Society Lifetime Achievement Research Award (“The Standing Tall Tribute”). Dr. Lazarus was awarded the Alumni Distinguished Service Award by Carnegie Mellon University where he also serves on the Deans Council. He currently is Chair of the Cancer Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Investigation at Case Western Reserve University and he serves on the American Society of Hematology Committee on Government Affairs. He has over 500 publications, including nearly 400 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, 54 book chapters and nearly 100 review articles. He is a member of several journal editorial boards and is the Editor-in-Chief of both Bone Marrow Transplantation as well as Blood Reviews. Dr. Lazarus also is an editor of 7 textbooks in the field of blood and bone marrow transplantation, hematologic malignancies, and supportive care for cancer patients. He has been a gifted teacher and mentor to countless Medical Residents, Fellows and Junior Faculty, influencing many to pursue careers in academic medicine including hematopoietic cell transplantation. Dr. Lazarus completed his undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned his medical degree from University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.