Hans-Peter Kiem, MD, FACP
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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I am a medical oncologist who specializes in stem cell and bone marrow transplantation for patients with blood cancers. In 2018, I was awarded the Stephanus Family Endowed Chair for Cell and Gene Therapy at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I have extensive experience training students and postdoctoral fellows, having mentored more than 50 trainees over the past 20 years. My research investigates how stem cells can be extracted from patients, manipulated at a genetic level and then delivered back to them to treat diseases ranging from cancers to genetic conditions like sickle cell disease to infections like HIV. Currently, I am sponsoring four clinical gene therapy studies; one of these studies is the first of its kind to use this stem-cell approach to fix a gene involved with Fanconi anemia, a rare blood disorder that often leads to leukemia and other cancers. In addition to caring for patients and conducting research, I also serve as chair of the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy’s Stem Cell Committee and the American Society of Hematology’s Stem Cell Committee.