Our Medical Advisory Board

We are dedicated to treatments and research efforts in cellular therapies. Actually, we didn't 'write the book' on stem cell transplants, our Chief Medical Director, Dr. Lawrence Petz did. He edited the first medical textbook on stem cell transplants in association with Dr. Karl Blume. We rely on all of their expertise in these fields to help StemCyte achieve our mission in saving more lives with cord blood stem cells:


Medical Background Fields·

  • Cord Blood Banking
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Transplantation Medicine
  • Compliance and Quality Management
  • Hematology
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Tissue Typing
  • Microbiology

They have come to us from these highly respected institutions

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard University
  • UCLA Medical Center Blood Bank
  • UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory
  • UCLA Stem Cell Laboratory
  • UCLA Clinical Laboratory
  • UCLA/National Institute of Health COBLT Cord Blood Bank
  • City of Hope National Cancer Center
  • American Red Cross Blood Center
  • Ohio State University

StemCyte has a world-renowned medical advisory board that features pre-eminent stem cell transplant and blood bank physicians. Here is a partial list of our medical advisory board members:

Professor Lawrence D. Petz, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer at StemCyte. Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Former Director of Transfusion Medicine, UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, California Dr. Petz joined StemCyte after serving as Director of Transfusion Medicine and Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. Prior to UCLA, Dr. Petz was Chairman of the Division of Medicine, Section Head of Hematology, and Director of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology at the City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Petz is the author or editor of several well-known, authoritative textbooks, including the first bone marrow stem cell transplant textbook, Clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation (1983), all three editions of the widely used blood bank textbook, Clinical Practice of Transfusion Medicine, and the co-author of Immune Hemolytic Anemias, now in its second edition. As a pre-eminent authority in transfusion medicine and transplantation, Dr. Petz has authored and edited hundreds of publications, book chapters, and reviews, and has published in New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Transfusion Medicine, Transfusion, Transplantation, Bone Marrow Transplant, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Postgraduate Medicine, Transfusion Medicine, Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Blood, British Journal of Hematology, to name just a few. Dr. Petz is a diplomate in internal medicine and subspecialty board diplomate in hematology. He has chaired or served on over twenty transfusion medicine and hematology committees, and has received some of the highest honors in transfusion medicine, including the Emily Cooley Award, the and Morten Grove-Rasmussen Memorial Award and the Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB); the Transfusion Medicine Academic Award from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the Owen Thomas Award from the California Blood Bank Society. Dr. Petz chairs StemCyte's prestigious Medical Advisory Board.

Michael Graham, M.D.

Department of Pediatrics University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona

Steven Kleinman, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada Transfusion Medicine Consultant to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study Consultant to blood collection agencies, hospitals, government and industry.

Mary Laughlin, M.D.

Allogeneic Transplant Program Ireland Cancer Center Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Co-editor of text book on stem cell transplantation, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Laughlin MJ, Lazarus HM. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2003, 454 pp.

Auayporn P. Nadamanee, M.D.

Associate Director, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation Director, Allogeneic Transplant Program City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California

Robertson Parkman, M.D.

Director of Research Immunology Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation Children''s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Joseph Rosenthal, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California

E. Richard Steihm, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair Head, Division of Allergy and Immunology Department of Pediatrics UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

John Zaia, M.D.

Director, Department of Virology Head, Virology and Infectious Diseases Department of Pediatrics Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Duarte, California