Joseph Maakaron, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Joseph Maakaron

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Kris Blomquist

Administrative Phone
612-625-8942

Administrative Email
krblomqu@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-6919

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


Hematologist; Oncologist


MD, American University of Beirut School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon

Internal Medicine Residency, Indiana University

Hematology, Medical Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Fellowship, James Cancer Center, Ohio State University

Summary

I specialize in treating blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma utilizing chemotherapy and radiation, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and cellular therapy. I focus particularly on cellular therapies such as bone marrow transplantation and modified lymphocytes (CAR-T and CAR-NK). My research focuses on making these products safer to administer and more widely available.

Expertise

  • T-cell lymphoma
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Cellular therapies
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Non-hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Hematological malignancies

Awards & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American University of Beirut (2011)
  • Standard of Excellence Award, International Foundation of Medicine (2010)

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology
  • American Association for Cancer Research

Research

Research Summary/Interests

My research focuses on utilizing biomarkers to predict outcomes of novel cellular therapies. In the the short term, this will allow for better patient care and safer delivery of these novel treatments. On the long run, it will allow us to determine who benefits and who doesn't from these, and more specifically, what to do with patients who are unlikely to benefit.

Clinical

Clinics

Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic;Clinics and Surgery Center;Masonic Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Clinical Interests

T-cell lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Acute leukemia; Bone marrow transplant; Cellular therapies; CAR-T cells