Hematologists, Oncologists and Staff Performing Blood and Marrow Transplants

Patients who need blood and marrow transplants (BMT) receive care from a highly coordinated team of specially trained BMT professionals who focus on complex blood diseases and treatments. The multidisciplinary care team that surrounds each patient includes hematologist/oncologists, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, dietitians and support staff. They understand the challenges cancer patients face in the BMT process and do everything possible to work toward a successful outcome.

BMT Physicians

BMT Program physicians are hematologists and oncologists with years of specialized experience in blood and marrow transplants. Many are known nationally and internationally for their work in the field. More Medical College of Wisconsin physicians at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin have been voted Best Doctors in America® than at any other hospital in Wisconsin.

BMT specialists work closely with physicians who treat blood cancers within the Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Program.

Hematology and Oncology

Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist/Oncologist
Scientific Director of Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
Chief of Hematology and Oncology

William R. Drobyski, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist

Timothy S. Fenske, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist/Oncologist

Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Director of Hematologic Malignancies (Blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma)

Jeanne Palmer, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist/Oncologist

Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist/Oncologist

J. Douglas Rizzo, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist/Oncologist

Wael Saber, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Hematologist/Oncologist


Heidi Christianson, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin Licensed Psychologist


Carolyn A. Keever-Taylor, PhD
Director, BMT Program Cell Processing Laboratory and Lymphocyte Propagation Laboratory

Professionals in these labs use special techniques to prepare blood and marrow cells for therapy.

Physician Assistants and Nurses

The team that staffs the BMT Inpatient Unit includes specially trained advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Several nurses assume primary care responsibility for each patient, helping them manage daily routines and cope with physical and emotional challenges. In the outpatient area, nurses provide essential pre- and post-transplant care.


The BMT team includes two full-time pharmacists who monitor patient medications. The pharmacists focus on education, making sure patients and family members understand their medications and are aware of any possible side effects.

Registered Dietitian

A registered dietitian evaluates new BMT patients for special diet needs and helps patients overcome any nutritional problems related to treatment.

Support Staff

Cancer patients have many needs that go beyond medical care. The BMT Program coordinator facilitates scheduling, paperwork and other details. Social workers are also on hand to help patients and their families navigate a variety of challenges. We can also link interested patients with chaplains and psychologists.


For blood and marrow transplant:

  • 414-805-0505
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Froedtert Hospital 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226