publication date: Sep. 1, 2017

In Brief

Guenther Koehne named chief of bone marrow transplantation and hematologic oncology at Miami Cancer Institute

Guenther Koehne was named chief of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematologic Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

Koehne is a physicians in the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service in the Division of Hematologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Miami Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

“We are thrilled to welcome someone of Dr. Koehne’s stature to our team of experts,” said Michael Zinner, founding CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. “He will lead the development and growth of our bone marrow transplant program from its inception, delivering on the solution to a critical community health need. With a limited number of bone marrow transplant programs available in South Florida, our program – under Dr. Koehne’s uniquely qualified leadership – means fewer patients will need to leave the area to receive the care they need. His impact will be immediately felt.”

Koehne is an expert in the treatment of leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, multiple myeloma and other lymphoproliferative diseases, both with autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantations. He is known for his work in adoptive immunotherapeutic approaches with antigen-specific, donor-derived T lymphocytes in the treatment of viral complications following allogeneic transplants, and developed new approaches to the treatment of patients with high-risk multiple myeloma, minimal residual disease of leukemia and relapsed disease post-allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

Koehne received his medical degree and Ph.D. from Medical University of Hamburg, Germany, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. He completed an additional internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He did his medical oncology/hematology fellowship at MSKCC, and an additional research … Continue reading Guenther Koehne named chief of bone marrow transplantation and hematologic oncology at Miami Cancer Institute

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