Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is one of the leading medical centers for bone marrow transplantation (BMT, or blood and marrow transplantation). Mayo Clinic offers many innovative uses of bone marrow transplant for special situations.
In 2013, Mayo Clinic performed 497 BMTs on adults and children. Of these, 94 were allogeneic and 386 were autologous. Mayo Clinic has performed more than 6,000 bone marrow transplant procedures at its Rochester campus since it began offering this treatment in 1982. Mayo also offers syngeneic bone marrow transplant and cord blood transplants.
Mayo's program emphasizes performing bone marrow transplant on an outpatient basis. All adult transplants are performed in Mayo's dedicated 20-bed unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus. Pediatric transplants are performed in a new BMT unit located at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. All transplant rooms are equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to reduce the risk of infection.
Mayo Clinic faculty members specialize within disease-oriented groups, including lymphoma, leukemia and dysproteinemia, which provides disease-specific knowledge within the transplant field. In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.
You have direct access to the blood and marrow transplant faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout the Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.