Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

  • Committed to providing the highest quality care based on cutting edge research to patients with cancer or non-malignant hematologic diseases such as sickle cell disease

  • Dedicated to advancing research on the biological underpinnings of cancer, stem cell biology, sickle cell anemia, endothelial cell biology, and tumor immunology

  • Over 50 full-time academic investigators involved in interdisciplinary research and patient care are devoted to training the next generation of academic leaders

Division Chief

Dr. Weisdorf, Division Director for HOT

Daniel Weisdorf, MD


Zohar Sachs, MD, PhD received a Mentored Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. This award will provide Dr. Sachs with five years of support for training and research into the role of leukemia stem cells in patients whose acute myelogenous leukemia relapses after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The goal of the award is to enable full-time junior faculty to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sachs on being one of this year's recipients of a prestigious Mentored Research Scholar Grant. August 2016

Lawrence Afrin, MD received a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota. With the support of this grant, Dr. Afrin and colleagues will perform genetic analyses of patients with mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) to determine whether genetic aberrations in mast cells commonly underlie MCAS, findings which may provide insights into other chronic inflammatory diseases as well. Dr. Afrin's collaborators include Frank Cichocki, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation; Kevin Silverstein, PhD, Scientific Lead at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute; and Kenneth Beckman, PhD, Director of the Biomedical Genomics Center. May 2016