James O. Armitage, M.DBreaking ground in bone marrow transplantation
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Joe Shapiro Distinguished Chair of Oncology
An internationally recognized authority on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Dr. James Armitage founded the bone marrow transplant program at UNMC in 1983. Bone marrow transplantation enables patients to receive higher doses of chemotherapy and radiation than otherwise possible. The procedure is now standard care and the most common form of transplantation for cancer patients. Of the 3,000 transplants performed at UNMC and the Nebraska Medical Center, 40 percent have been for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
A graduate and former dean of UNMC’s College of Medicine, Dr. Armitage is once again turning his focus to the classroom and laboratory, continuing his invaluable research.