Cellular Therapy Accreditation Committee

Purpose:
Review cellular therapy program and facility on-site inspection reports in a timely, fair and consistent manner, and make recommendations to the FACT Board of Directors regarding applicant program or facility accreditation status.

Current members of Cellular Therapy Accreditation Committee:

Position

Name

Organization

City

Country

Chair

Phyllis I. Warkentin MD

Biologics Production Facility, Nebraska Medicine, The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

United States

Member

Muneer Abidi MD

Henry Ford Health System Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

Detroit

United States

Member

Alex Babic MD, PhD

Saint Louis University Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

St. Louis

United States

Member

Carlos Bachier MD

Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program @ Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio and South Austin Medical Center in Austin

Nashville

United States

Member

Catherine Bollard MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA

Children's National Health System Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Washington

United States

Member

Paul Woodrow Eldridge PhD

Levine Cancer Institute Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

Charlotte

United States

Member

Dennis Gastineau MD

El Prado

United States

Member

Patrick Hanley PhD

Children's National Health System Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Washington

United States

Member

Helen Heslop MD

Baylor College of Medicine, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston

United States

Member

Kimberly Kasow DO

UNC Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

Chapel Hill

United States

Member

Thomas Leemhuis PhD

Hoxworth Blood Center University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center (Collections at Hoxworth Blood Center, UC Health, The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Cent

Cincinnati

United States

Member

Michael Nieder MD

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Tampa

United States

Member

Folashade Otegbeye MBChB, MPH

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Cellular Processing Facility

Seattle

United States

Member

Nicole Lesley Prokopishyn PhD

Alberta Blood and Marrow Transplant Program: Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children's Hospital, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and Calgary Laboratory Services

Calgary

Canada

Member

Ramakrishna Reddy MD

Bismarck

United States

Member

Joseph Schwartz MD, MPH

Mount Sinai Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program

New York

United States

Member

Renee Smilee BSMT(ASCP), CQIA (ASQ)

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Tampa

United States

Member

David Szwajcer MD, FRCPC

Manitoba Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

Winnipeg

Canada

Member

Abba Zubair MD, PhD

Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic, and Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jacksonville

United States

Staff Liaison

Sarah Litel-Smith BSMT(ASCP)

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

Omaha

United States


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