Albert C. Yeh, MD
My passion for working in the field of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) stems from a long-standing curiosity about how to better harness the immune system to treat cancer. Through BMT, we are able to treat a number of blood-related diseases that would otherwise be incurable. The opportunity to improve the efficacy and safety of BMT inspires me to specialize in this area of medicine. I’m always on the lookout for innovative therapeutic approaches that may benefit my patients.
One of my fondest memories as a physician was when I had the privilege of working with an elderly woman who had traveled to the U.S. to seek treatment for lymphoma. She persevered through tough chemotherapy treatments and remained upbeat despite the obstacles she faced. Her positive attitude was inspiring. Our whole team was proud to have helped her through this rough time in her life, and ultimately we were able to get her back to her home country in remission. I believe in respecting every patient’s individual life circumstances, desires, goals and feelings about their illness so that we can personalize their treatment plan and help them achieve the best possible outcome.
Specialty: Medical Oncology
I am a board-certified hematologist who specializes in caring for patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. As a physician-scientist, I spend part of my time in a laboratory setting studying the immune system. My research is focused on how T cells, which play a central role in the development of post-transplant conditions such as graft-versus-host disease, grow and expand after a transplant. Learning more about the role T cells play in the recovery of the immune system can help us improve treatment outcomes.
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