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Louise Thomas Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research
Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology and Immunobiology
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics
Head, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT
Director, MD-PhD Program, College of Medicine
Dr. Katsanis received his MD in 1980 from the National University of Athens Medical School in Greece. He did postdoctoral work in medicine (1981-1982) and a rotating internship (1982-1983) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, followed by a pediatric residency (1983-1987) at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He then completed his fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation (1987-1990) and postdoctoral work in tumor and transplant immunology (1990-1991) leading to an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota (1991-1997).
In 1997, he joined the faculty at the University of Arizona and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2004. In 2005, he was named Head of the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and in 2012 appointed Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Katsanis provides clinical care for children with cancer and blood disorders and conducts research at the UA Steele Children's Research Center. He currently serves on NIH grant study sections, numerous international granting organizations and on journal editorial boards. Dr. Katsanis has published extensively in the areas of cancer immunology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He has received grants from the Medical Research Council of Canada, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Canadian and American Cancer Societies and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
As a pediatric oncologist, Dr. Katsanis provides care for children with cancer and other blood diseases at Diamond Children’s at University Medical Center and the Hematology/Oncology/BMT Clinic, an outpatient clinic housed within UMC.