Damiano Rondelli, MD
Global Health Network – Affiliate
Michael Reese Professor of Hematology
Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Associate Director for Clinical Research, University of Illinois Cancer Center
Damiano Rondelli graduated at the Medical School of the University of Bologna, Italy, where he also completed his training in Hematology. He started his research on hematopoietic stem cell transplant immunology as Research Associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. He was then Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna where he established his lab research and clinical work in the Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant unit. In 2002 he moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago as Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and in 2013 he was appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Since 2011 he has been actively involved in a joint project between UIC and the Binaytara Foundation to advance medical knowledge in Nepal and to start the first Blood and Marrow Transplant of the country in Kathmandu.
He is the Principal Investigator of clinical studies in stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies, such as high risk leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, or myelofibrosis, and for patients with sickle cell anemia. He authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, multiple book chapters. He is the Editor of an Italian book on the history of medicine (Storia delle Discipline Mediche, Edizioni Hippocrates, Milano, 1999 and 2003).