Contact Us:

Phone within the US :
1-800-MDS-0839

Outside the US only : 1-609-298-1035

Fax: 1-609-298-0590

or write:
The MDS Foundation
4573 South Broad St. Suite 150
Yardville, NJ 08620

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

Arizona

Mayo Clinic Hospital
Scottsdale, Arizona
Raoul Tibes, MD, PhD

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

California

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
http://med.stanford.edu/clinicaltrials/

UCLA Center for Health Sciences
Los Angeles, California
Gary J. Schiller, MD

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

Connecticut

Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
Steven D. Gore, MD

Florida

All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida
Gregory Hale, MD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, MD
James M. Foran, 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

University of South Florida
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
Alan F. List, MD

Georgia

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

Illinois

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

Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, Illinois
Anastasios Raptis, MD

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
http://www.rush.edu/

University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Richard A. Larson, MD
http://webres.uccrc.org/clinical_trials

Indiana

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

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Amy Elizabeth DeZern, MD, MHS
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/
http://trials.johnshopkins.edu/?ctg=mds%20AND%20onconova

University of Maryland
Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Maria R. Baer, MD
http://www.umgcc.org/
http://data.umms.org/scripts/trials/listing.cfm?criteria=1910&x=13&y=5

Massachusetts

Children’s Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Inga Hofmann, MD
http://www.pedimds.org/

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD/David P. Steensma, MD/Richard M. Stone, MD
http://www.dana-farber.org/
http://www.dana-farber.org/Research/Clinical-Trials/Clinical-Trial.aspx?tid=2330

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

Michigan

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

Minnesota

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Mark R. Litzow, MD
http://www.mayoclinic.org/

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

Missouri

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

Nebraska

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

New Jersey

The Cancer Center of Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
Stuart Goldberg, MD
http://www.humc.com/

New York

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Cancer Center
Bronx, New York
Amit Verma, MD
http://www.mdstreatment.com/investigational-therapy-2/

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
http://www.mountsinai.org/

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
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
Eric J. Feldman, MD
http://www.cornellmedicine.org/trials/cancer-and-blood-disorders/phase-3-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study-to-assess-efficacy-and-safety-of-on-01910na-72-hr-continuous-iv-infusion-in-mds-patients-with-excess-blasts-relapsing-after-or-refractory-to-or-intolerant-to-azacitidine-or-decitabine.html

North Carolina

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

Ohio

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Mikkael Sekeres, MD
Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/default.aspx
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/research/clinical_trials/nct01241500.aspx

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

Pennsylvania

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Patricia Kropf, MD

The Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James M. Rossetti, DO

Thomas Jefferson University
Kimmel Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Emmanuel C. Besa, MD

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

Tennessee

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

Texas

Cancer Care Centers of South Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Roger Lyons, MD
http://cancercaresouthtexas.com/
http://cancercaresouthtexas.com/clinical-trials/category/myelodysplastic-syndromes-mds-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-cmml-acute-my/

Southwest Regional Cancer Center
Austin, Texas
Richard Helmer, III, MD

University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD
Hagop Kantarjian, MD
http://utm-ext01a.mdacc.tmc.edu/dept/prot/clinicaltrialswp.nsf/Index/2010-0209

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

Washington

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

Washington, DC

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

Wisconsin

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

Outside of the United States

Argentina

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

Armenia

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

Australia

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

University of Tasmania
Royal Hobart Hospital
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Austria

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Peter Valent, MD

University Hospital of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria
Reinhard Stauder, MD

Belgium

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

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

Brazil

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

Hemocentro da UNICAMP
University of Campinas
Campinas, Brazil
Irene Lorand-Metze, MD

Servico de Hematologia do Hospital das Clinicas
da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Elvira R.P. 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

Canada

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

China

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

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

Czech Republic

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

Denmark

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

Rigshospitalet
National University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
Lars Kjeldsen, MD, PhD

University of Århus
The University Hospital
Århus, Denmark
Mette Skov Holm, MD, PhD

France

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
Hôpital Bretonneau
Tours, France
Emmanuel Gyan, MD, PhD

Hôpital Avicenne/University Paris XIII
Bobigny, France
Thorsten Braun, MD
Claude Gardin, 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

Germany

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

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

MLL Münchner Leukämielabor
Munich, Germany
Torsten Haferlach, MD

St. Johannes Hospital
Heinrich-Heine Universität
Duisburg, Germany
Carlo Aul, 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

Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin
Berlin, Germany

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

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

Greece

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

Patras University Hospital
Patras, Greece
Nicholas C. Zoumbos, MD, PhD

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

University General Hospital Attikon
Athens, Greece
Vassiliki Pappa, MD

Hungary

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

India

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

Tata Memorial Hospital
Mumbai, India
Purvish Parikh, MD

Ireland

Adelaide and Meath Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Helen Enright, MD

Israel

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

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

Italy

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
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

Japan

Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoto, Japan
Akifumi Takaori, MD

Metropolitan Research Center for Blood Disorders
Shin-Yurigaoka General Hospital
Kanagawa, Japan
Kiyoyuki Ogata, MD, FACP
http://www.mrcjapan.com/1index.html
http://www.shinyuri-hospital.com/
Japan MDS Patient Support Group: http://www.mdssupport.net/
The poster of the first meeting on September 7th: http://www.mdssupport.net/2event-1.html

Nagasaki University Hospital
School of Medicine
Atomic Bomb Disease Institute
Nagasaki City, Japan
Masao Tomonaga, MD

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

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

Korea

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
Dong Soon Lee, MD, PhD

The Netherlands

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
Nijmegen Center of Molecular Life Sciences
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Gerwin G.A. Huls, MD

Vrije Universiteit Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gert J. Ossenkoppele, MD, PhD

Peru

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas
Lima, Peru
Carlos E. Vigil-Gonzales, MD

Poland

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

Portugal

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

Saudi Arabia

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

King Khaled University Hospital
King Saud University
Ak Almomen, MD

Singapore

Singapore General Hospital
Singapore
Aloysius Y. Ho, MD

South Africa

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

Spain

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

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

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

Sweden

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

Switzerland

University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Bernhard Gerber, MD

Taiwan

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

Thailand

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

Tunisia

Hôpital Aziza Othmana
Tunis, Tunisia
Balkis Meddeb, MD

Turkey

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

Ukraine

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

United Kingdom

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

Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Alan J. Warren, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath

Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, United Kingdom
Mike Dennis, MD
http://www.christie.nhs.uk/research/themes/dg/htu/default.aspx

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 of Wales
Cardiff, Wales
Jonathan Kell, MD

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