Rochester, Minnesota


porrata.luis@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Luis F. Porrata, M.D., is focused on research to use patients' own immune systems, treated with autologous stem cell transplantation, to avoid rejection and improve survival in patients with cancer.

Focus areas

  • The collection of good lymphocytes in patients with planned autologous stem cell transplantation to improve survival
  • To translate the application of good lymphocytes in the autologous stem cell transplantation to patients undergoing standard chemotherapy

Significance to patient care

Dr. Porrata discovered that patients with good lymphocyte recovery after autologous stem cell transplantation experienced better survival. This was observed in patients with acute leukemias, multiple myeloma, lymphomas and amyloidosis. As the clinical understanding of these good lymphocytes continues, they can be used to treat multiple different cancers.

Professional highlights

  • Editorial board member, World Journal of Hematology, 2012-present
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2010-present
  • Editorial board member, World Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010-present
  • Managing editor, Frontiers in Bioscience, 2009-present
  • Editorial board member, Bone Marrow Research, 2009-present
  • Editorial board member, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2007-present


See my publications


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Bone Marrow Transplant Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. Fellow - Hematology/Oncology Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. MD State University of New York - College of Medicine, Syracuse
  5. Fellow - Pathology State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
  6. Ponce School of Medicine
  7. BS - Chemistry Baylor University

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