The prospect of undergoing a transplant can be daunting, and we strive to make you and your family and friends as comfortable as possible during each step of your treatment and afterwards. During an autologous (i.e., your own cells) or an allogeneic (i.e., donor cells) bone marrow transplant, a team of over 200 caregivers at JTCC provides comprehensive support for each patient throughout their recovery.

Having pioneered many of the approaches used around the world, the JTCC medical team delivers the latest and most advanced care, conducts international clinical research trials, and offers innovative treatment approaches. These therapies are offered in conjunction with our collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Immunology Branch and increases success rates while minimizing complications such as graft versus host disease.

Prior to joining JTCC, our stem cell transplantation team has trained and practiced at many of the leading transplantation centers in the nation including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle); MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston); John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering (New York City), City of Hope Cancer Center (Duarte, CA), and Temple University Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, (Philadelphia).

Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Team

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MICHELE L. DONATO, MD
Chief, Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program – John Theurer Cancer Center

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PASHNA MUNSHI, MD
Georgetown Program

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ANDREW L. PECORA, MD, FACP, CPE
Chief Innovation Officer, Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services

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SCOTT ROWLEY, MD
Chief, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program – John Theurer Cancer Center & Georgetown Program

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ALAN SKARBNIK, MD
Chief of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Program – John Theurer Cancer Center

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DAVID H. VESOLE, MD, PHD, FACP
Co-Division Chief Myeloma, and Director of Myeloma Research – John Theurer Cancer Center

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Pathologists

Kunchang Song, MD
Pritish Bhattacharyya, MD
Kar Fai Chow, MD
Patrice Hassoun, MD
Xiao Yang, MD, PhD

Inpatient Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Pamela Sutherland

Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Baker, APN, MSN, OCN
Michele Boonstra, APN, MSN, OCN, BMTCN
Michele DeSimone, APN, MSN
Mary DiLorenzo, APN, MSN
Phyllis McKiernan, APN, MSN, OCN

Research Nurses

Marifel Vendivil, BSN, RN, OCN, CCRC
Andrea Ortega, BS, RN
Jacquelyn Callahan, MPH, RN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigators

Christina DaCosta, RN, BSN, BMTCN
Marie Del Favero, RN, BSN
Eileen Heron, RN, OCN, BMTCN
Maria Cortes, APN, MSN, OCN

Registered Dietitian

Heather Younker, RDN

Social Work Support Services

Elaine Dombrowski, MSW, LCSW

Call for an Appointment – 551-996-8326

Call for an appointment

Hackensack: 551-996-5900
Palisades: 201-464-0008

To reach the extensions of Drs. Rowely, Skarbink and Donato please dial ext. 8297 and for Dr. Pecora, please dial ext. 5885.