About the Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program at MedStar Georgetown


MedStar Georgetown Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program

The MedStar Georgetown Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program is the only adult academic program of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area, giving patients access to life-saving treatment options not otherwise available in our region. Our specialists have extensive experience performing this complex procedure and work to provide a safe, effective, and comfortable procedure.  We are also proud of our close collaboration with the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and the physicians and scientists of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Together, we are able to deliver comprehensive, advanced care to our patients.

Features of our program include:

  • Experienced teamOur physicians have decades of experience performing transplantation procedures, making us one of the top transplantation teams in the region. We translate the latest research into results, leading to improved techniques and outcomes. We combine our experience with the expert team at MedStar Georgetown’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Washington, D.C., region.
  • Expertise with high-risk patients: Patients who may have been turned away from other programs—either due to age, health or other reasons—often find hope and treatment at MedStar Georgetown. We are confident in our ability to guide high-risk patients safely through the treatment and recovery process.
  • Holistic care: At MedStar Georgetown, we know a sickness affects more than just your physical health. Our robust team consists of many different health care professionals, who are here to care for your physical, emotional and social needs. In addition, MedStar Georgetown provides classes for caregivers so that they are prepared to the patient day to day after the transplant.
  • Nation’s largest marrow harvesting site: MedStar Georgetown is home to the largest collection site for the National Marrow Donor program, a program started by the U.S. Department of Defense. This gives us an unmatched level of experience and expertise in cell collection. Learn more about bone marrow harvesting.

Dean Brooks's Life Saving Stem Cell Transplant

After a year in remission, Dean Brooks's cancer returned. Because his cancer returned so quickly an allogenic stem cell transplant was the best path to a cure. Dean's daughter donated her stem cells giving her dad a new immune system and a new chance at life.

Awards & Recognitions

FACT Gold SealMedStar Georgetown Awarded FACT Accreditation

Our program, home to the nation’s largest stem cell collection facility, is the region’s only adult, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)-accredited program for autologous transplant, allogeneic transplant, and cellular immunotherapy. Learn more. 

Make an Appointment

To learn more or make an appointment with a specialist, please call our scheduling line. 


For Referring Physicians

Our team works with referring physicians to provide advanced, comprehensive care for our patients. We are the only adult academic stem cell and cellular therapy program in the Washington, D.C., area.

Our affiliation with the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center gives our patients access to the latest, most innovative treatment options available.

Program Specialists


Meet the Team

At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, our transplantation team consists of highly specialized physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, including

  • Pre-transplant coordinators, who can help you manage appointments, paperwork and all of your pre-procedure needs
  • Dedicated inpatient and outpatient nursing staff, with experience caring for transplant patients
  • Apheresis team
  • Insurance coordinators
  • Social worker
  • Dietitian

Every member of our team is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. We have one of the few dedicated transplant programs in the region, giving our team a high level of expertise and experience. And, our care doesn’t begin or end with the procedure—we are with you from the moment you walk through our doors and continue to provide services throughout your treatment and follow-up care.

Our Promise to You

From the very start of the process through transplant, recovery and follow-up, you are our partner in your patient’s care. We communicate with you—directly and as often as you desire— to keep you involved and up to date throughout your patient’s treatment, with our dedicated transplant coordinators serving as the primary contact between your office, the medical team, the patient and family. Upon the conclusion of the process, we fully and happily return your patient to your care.

Emily and Neil Kishter Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic

The Emily and Neil Kishter Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic officially opened in August 2016, with upgraded exam rooms and provider work areas, four infusion bays and a comfortable waiting room, all in a bright, beautifully decorated space.

Meet Dr. Pashna Munshi

Dr. Scott Rowley

Dr. David Vesole