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Rajendra N. Pahwa, M.D.

Rajendra N. Pahwa, M.D., is a Research Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Director of the cGMP Cell Processing Facility at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Previously, he held positions at various institutions, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Pahwa’s expertise lies in hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation and human immunology. He pioneered the technique for the enrichment of HSC from umbilical cord blood and performed the first successful transplantation of umbilical cord blood HSC in a patient with leukemia using this enrichment technique.

Dr. Pahwa is currently investigating cytokines, regulatory T cells and dendritic cells in regulation of immunity and tolerance in diabetes. He is also interested in the role of cytokines in immune modulation and was the first to describe the use of interleukin-2 for treatment of a primary immune deficiency disorder.

Dr. Pahwa is an author of numerous articles about primary immune deficiencies and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, as well as about his research into the biology of hematopoietic stem cells. He has served as a member for the Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Committee and as Chairperson for the Subcommittee on Cord Blood Stem Cells for the New York State Department of Health. He is a member of the Clinical Immunology Society, American Society of Hematology and American Association of Immunology.

Rajendra N. Pahwa, M.D.

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