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MDS Centers Of Excellence

Would you like your treatment center to become part of the referral system for MDS patients and be designated as a Center of Excellence? To be recognized as a Center of Excellence, an institution must have:

  • An established university (or equivalent) program
  • Recognized morphologic expertise in MDS
  • Available cytogenetics and/or molecular genetics
  • Ongoing research, including Institutional Review Board-approved clinical trials
  • Documentation of peer-reviewed publications in the field

Please contact the Foundation for further information and an application form for your center at:

The MDS Foundation

4573 South Broad St. Suite 150,
Yardville, NJ 08620

Within the US Phone: 1-800-MDS-0839
Outside the US only 1-609-298-1035
FAX: 1-609-298-0590

United States

Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
Lisa Sproat, MD

The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona
Ravi Krishnadasan, MD, FACP


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
H. Phillip Koeffler, MD

City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, California
Stephen J. Forman, MD

Moores Cancer Center at the
University of California, San Diego
Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD
Peter Curtin, MD

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California
Peter L. Greenberg, MD

UCLA Health Hematologic Malignancies
and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Los Angeles, California
Gary J. Schiller, MD

University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Casey L. O’Connell, MD


University of Colorado Cancer Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Daniel A. Pollyea, MD, MS


Yale Cancer Center/
Smilow Cancer Hospital
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
Steven D. Gore, MD


Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
James M. Foran, MD

Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
Alan F. List, MD

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Stephen D. Nimer, MD

University of Florida
Shands Hospital
Gainesville, Florida
Christopher R. Cogle, MD


Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Amelia Langston, MD

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
Asad Bashey, MD


Loyola University Chicago
Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Maywood, Illinois
Scott E. Smith, MD, PhD

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Olga Frankfurt, MD

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Jamile Shammo, MD

University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Richard A. Larson, MD


The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Holden Cancer Center
Iowa City, Iowa
Carlos E. Vigil-Gonzales, MD


Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Larry Cripe, MD
Hamid Sayar, MD, MS


The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood, Kansas
Barry Skikne, MD


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Amy Elizabeth DeZern, MD

University of Maryland
Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Maria R. Baer, MD


Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Richard M. Stone, MD/David P. Steensma, MD/Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Timothy Graubert, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Kellie Sprague, MD


Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Charles A. Schiffer, MD

William Beaumont Hospital Cancer Center
Royal Oak, Michigan
Ishmael Jaiyesimi, DO


Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Mark R. Litzow, MD

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Erica D. Warlick, MD


Washington University School of Medicine
Siteman Cancer Center
St. Louis, Missouri
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD


University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Lori Maness, MD


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Kenneth R. Meehan, MD


The Cancer Center of Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
Stuart Goldberg, MD

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers University Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Dale G. Schaar, MD, PhD


University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cecilia Arana Yi, MD


Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx, New York
Amit Verma, MD

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Azra Raza, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
Lewis R. Silverman, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Virginia M. Klimek, MD

Monter Cancer Center/NSLIJ Cancer Institute
Lake Success, New York
Steven L. Allen, MD

New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center
Zalmen A. Arlin Cancer Center
Valhalla, New York
Karen Seiter, MD

Roswell Park Cancer Center
Buffalo, New York
Elizabeth Griffiths, MD
James E. Thompson, MD

University of Rochester Cancer Center
Rochester, New York
Jane Liesveld, MD

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
Gail J. Roboz, MD


Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Carlos M. deCastro, MD

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Bayard L. Powell, MD


Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Hoxworth Blood Center
George L. Strike Bone Marrow Transplant Program
University of Cincinnati – UC Health
Cincinnati, Ohio
Stephen C. Medlin, DO, FACP

The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Columbus, Ohio
James S. Blachly, MD
Alison R. Walker, MD


Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Patricia Kropf, MD

UPMC Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Anastasios Raptis, MD
James M. Rossetti, DO

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Selina Luger, MD

Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute
West Penn Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salman Fazal, MD


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Sanjay Mohan, MD
Michael R. Savona, MD


Texas Oncology – Midtown
Austin, Texas
Richard Helmer, III, MD

Texas Oncology – San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Roger M. Lyons, MD, FACP

University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD
Hagop Kantarjian, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Robert H. Collins, Jr., MD, FACP


University of Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah
Paul J. Shami, MD


University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Michael Keng, MD


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington
Joachim Deeg, MD/Elihu Estey, MD


Georgetown University Hospital
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, D.C.
Catherine Broome, MD

George Washington University
VA Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
Charles S. Hesdorffer, MD


Medical College of Wisconsin
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Parameswaran Hari, MD

University of Wisconsin
Madison Medical School
Madison, Wisconsin
Mark B. Juckett, MD

University of Wisconsin
Madison UW Health
American Family Children’s Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin
Inga Hofmann, MD


Sanatorio Sagrado del Corazón
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcelo Iastrebner, MD


Muratsan University Hospital
Complex of Yerevan State Medical University
Yerevan, Armenia
Gevorg Tamamyan, MD


Cabrini Health
Melbourne, Australia
Melita Kenealy, MD

Monash Health
Monash University
Clayton Victoria, Australia

Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
University of Melbourne
East Melbourne, Australia
John F. Seymour, MD

The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Victoria, Australia
David Ritchie, MD

University of Tasmania
Royal Hobart Hospital
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Hanusch Hospital
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Michael Pfeilstöcker, MD

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Peter Valent, MD

University Hospital of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria
Reinhard Stauder, MD


AZ Sint-Jan AV
Brugge, Belgium
Dominik Selleslag, MD

University Hospital Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Marielle Beckers, MD, PhD
Michel Delforge, MD, PhD


A. C. Camargo Hospital – Cancer Center
São Paulo, Brazil
Luiz Fernando Lopes, MD, PhD

Hospital das clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Elvira D. Rodrigues Pereira Velloso, MD, PhD

Universidade Federal de Ceará
Ceará, Brazil
Silvia Maria M. Magalhães, MD, PhD

Universidade Federal de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Maria de Lourdes Chauffaille, MD, PhD


Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Karen Yee, MD

Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard A. Wells, MD

University of Toronto
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yigal Dror, MD


Guangdong General Hospital and
Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences
Guangzhou, China
Xin Du, MD, PhD

Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Tianjin, China
Zhijian Xiao, MD

The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University
Jiangsu Institute of Hematology
Jiangsu Province, China
Suning Chen, MD, PhD

The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University
Zhejiang Province, China
Hongyan Tong, MD, PhD

The Sixth Hospital Affiliated to
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai, China
Xiao Li, MD, PhD


Clinical Hospital Merkur
Zagreb, Croatia
Inga Mandac Ragulj, MD


Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
Prague, Czech Republic
Jaroslav Cermák, MD, PhD


Odense University Hospital
The University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark
Gitte Birk Kerndrup, MD

National University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Kirsten Gronbaek, MD
Lars Kjeldsen, MD, PhD



Centre Henri Becquerel
Rouen University School of Med.
Rouen, France
Aspasia Stamatoullas, MD

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Angers
Service des Maladies du Sang
Angers, France
Norbert Ifrah, MD

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Grenoble
Grenoble, France
Jean-Yves Cahn, MD

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Lille
Service des Maladies du Sang
Hôpital Claude Huriez
Lille, France
Bruno Quesnel, MD

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Limoges
Hôpital Dupuytren
Limoges, France
Dominique Bordessoule, MD

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Nancy
Nancy, France
Agnés Guerci-Bresler, MD, PhD

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Tours – Bretonneau
Hôpital Bretonneau
Tours, France
Emmanuel Gyan, MD, PhD

Hôpital Avicenne/University Paris XIII
Bobigny, France
Charikleia Kelaidi, MD

Hôpital Cochin/University Paris V
Paris, France
Francois Dreyfus, MD

Hôpital Saint Louis/University Paris VII
Paris, France
Pierre Fenaux, MD, PhD
Christine Chomienne, MD, PhD

Hôpital Saint Vincent de Paul/Lille Catholic University
Lille, France
Christian Rose, MD

Institut Paoli-Calmettes
Marseille, France
Norbert Vey, MD


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany
Detlef Haase, MD, PhD

Hannover Medical School
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany
Arnold Ganser, MD

Heinrich-Heine Universität
Düsseldorf University Hospital
Düsseldorf, Germany
Ulrich Germing, MD

Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Frankfurt Main, Germany
Gesine Bug, MD

Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany
Markus Radsak, MD, PhD

Klinikum Rechts der Isar
Technical University of Munich
Munich, Germany
Katharina Götze, MD

MLL Münchner Leukämielabor
Munich, Germany
Torsten Haferlach, MD

Rems-Murr-Klinik Winnenden
Winnenden, Germany
Stefani Parmentier, MD

St. Johannes Hospital
Heinrich-Heine Universität
Duisburg, Germany
Carlo Aul, MD, PhD
Aristotle Giagounidis, MD, PhD

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany
Michael Lübbert, MD, PhD

Universität Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Nicolaus Kröger, MD, PhD

Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus
Dresden, Germany
Uwe Platzbecker, MD

University Children’s Hospital
Freiburg, Germany
Charlotte Niemeyer, MD

University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany
Karl-Anton Kreuzer, MD

University of Heidelberg Medical Center
St. Lukas Klinik Solingen
Solingen, Germany
Ulrich Mahlknecht, MD, PhD

University Hospital Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany
Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, MD, PhD


G. Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki
University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
Charikleia Kelaidi, MD

Patras University Hospital
Patras, Greece
Argiris Symeonidis, MD

University of Athens
Laikon Hospital
Athens, Greece
Nora Viniou, MD

University General Hospital Attikon
Athens, Greece
Vassiliki Pappa, MD


Semmelweis University School of Medicine
Budapest, Hungary
Judit Várkonyi, MD, PhD


Tata Medical Center
Kolkata, India
Col (Dr.) Deepak Kumar Mishra, MD

Tata Memorial Hospital
Mumbai, India
Purvish Parikh, MD


Adelaide and Meath Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Helen Enright, MD


Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer, Israel
Drorit Merkel, MD

Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Moshe Mittelman, MD


Cancer Center – IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital
Humanitas University
Milan, Italy
Matteo G. Della Porta, MD

Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Basilicata (CROB)
Rionero in Vulture (PZ), Italy
Pellegrino Musto, MD

Istituto di Ematologia
Universita’ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Leone, MD

Policlinico Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy
Sergio Amadori, MD
Maria Teresa Voso, MD

S. Eugenio Hospital
Tor Vergata University
Rome, Italy
Paolo de Fabritiis, MD
Pasquale Niscola, MD

University of Florence
Azienda OSP Careggi
Florence, Italy
Valeria Santini, MD

University of Pavia School of Medicine
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
Pavia, Italy
Mario Cazzola, MD


Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoto, Japan
Akifumi Takaori, MD

Metropolitan Research and Treatment Center
for Blood Disorders  (MRTC Japan)
Tokyo,  Japan
Kiyoyuki Ogata, MD, FACP
Japan MDS Patient Support Group (JAMPS):

Nagasaki University Hospital
School of Medicine
Atomic Bomb Disease Institute
Nagasaki City, Japan
Yasushi Miyazaki, MD

Saitama International Medical Center
Saitama Medical University
Hidaka, Saitama, Japan
Akira Matsuda, MD

Tokyo Medical College
Tokyo, Japan
Kazuma Ohyashiki, MD, PhD


Catholic Blood and Marrow
Transplantation Center
The Catholic University of Korea
Seoul, Korea
Yoo-Jin Kim, MD

Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul National University
College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea
Dong Soon Lee, MD, PhD

Yonsei Cancer Center, Severance Hospital
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea
June-Won Cheong, MD, PhD


Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Saskia M.C. Langemeijer, MD, PhD

Vrije Universiteit Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arjan A. van de Loosdrecht, MD, PhD


Jagiellonian University
Collegium Medicum
Kraków, Poland
Aleksander Skotnicki, MD, PhD


Hospital de Santa Maria
Lisbon, Portugal
Joao F. Lacerda, MD


King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Amr Hanbali, MD

King Khaled University Hospital
King Saud University
Ak Almomen, MD


Singapore General Hospital
Aloysius Y. Ho, MD


University of Cape Town
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa
Nicolas Novitzky, MD, PhD


Hospital Universitario de Salamanca
Salmanca, Spain
Consuelo del Canizo, MD, PhD

Hospital Universitario La Fe
Valencia, Spain
Guillermo F. Sanz, MD
Miguel A. Sanz, MD, PhD

Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron
Laboratorio del Citologia-Citogénetica
Barcelona, Spain
Maria Teresa Vallespi-Sole, MD, PhD


Karolinska Institute at
Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
Stockholm, Sweden
Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, MD, PhD


Bern University Hospital and University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
Nicolas Bonadies, MD

Universitätsspital Basel
Bereich Innere Medizin
Basel, Switzerland
Jakob R. Passweg, MD, MS

University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Markus G. Manz, MD
Stefan Balabanov, MD


Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Chang Gung University
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Lee-Yung Shih, MD

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Hwei-Fang Tien, MD, PhD


King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Tanin Intragumtornchai, MD


Hôpital Aziza Othmana
Tunis, Tunisia
Balkis Meddeb, MD


Ankara University School of Medicine Hospital
Ankara, Turkey
Osman Ilhan, MD


Research Center for Radiation Medicine
Kiev, Ukraine
Dimitry Bazyka, MD


Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen University
School of Medicine
Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland
Dominic Culligan, MD

Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, United Kingdom
Mike Dennis, MD
Dan Wiseman, MD

King’s College London &
King’s College Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Ghulam J. Mufti, DM, FRCP, FRCPath

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Manoj Raghavan, MD

Radcliffe Hospitals
and University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Paresh Vyas, MD

Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Sally Killick, MD

St. James’s University Hospital
St. James’s Institute of Oncology
Leeds, United Kingdom
David T. Bowen, MD

University Hospital Southampton (NHS Foundation Trust)
Southampton, Hampshire
United Kingdom
Christopher Dalley, MD
Srinivasan Narayanan, MD

University Hospital of Wales
Cardiff, Wales
Jonathan Kell, MD

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