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Welcome to Rhode Island’s Only Blood and Marrow (BMT) Transplant Program

Blood & Marrow Transplantation is a life-saving option for patients who suffer from serious cancer disease. As such, it is a critical resource in any metropolitan area and that is certainly the case for Rhode Island.

Since 1994, hundreds of cancer patients from throughout the region have come to Roger Williams Medical Center, home to Rhode Island's only Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program. In this comprehensive transplant center, autologous, allogeneic (related and unrelated), and cord blood transplantation services are offered. In fact, since 2010, 235 transplantation procedures have been conducted here

The BMT program is an integral part of the nationally recognized Roger Williams Cancer Center and its exceptional team of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.  It is housed in a dedicated unit located in the hospital that is supplied with high-efficiency particulate air-filtration systems to protect patients who cannot resist infection. Patients are monitored through a centralized intensive care patient monitoring system, which includes highly skilled nurses who have expertise in high-dose, anti-tumor chemotherapy administration, and management of transplant-related side effects.

The BMT program is also an integral part of Roger Williams’ globally recognized specialty in immunotherapy treatments for cancer requiring an infusion of genetically reprogrammed T Cells to fight cancer. The program also participates in groundbreaking cancer research conducted at Roger Williams.

An outpatient bed is available on the unit for patients who need care after hours, weekends, or holidays.

BMT at Roger Williams is a full-service program, providing compassionate care to patients diagnosed with:

  • acute and chronic leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • multiple myeloma
  • aplastic anemia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome

Each patient has a personalized, interdisciplinary care team that includes:

  • certified oncology nurses
  • specialized nurse practitioners
  • oncology fellows
  • pharmacists
  • transplant coordinator
  • research protocol nurse
  • oncology social worker



Todd F. Roberts, MD
Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit and Section of Hematologic Malignancies
Specialty: Bone Marrow Transplant



Referring Physicians 

Dr. Todd Roberts, Director of the Center’s Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program, leads a special video orientation for referring physicians on the recently Kymriah CAR-T therapy now available at Roger Williams. Provides key referral criteria and clinical descriptions for interested physicians.


Patient Information Video
Alex Milhaupt, manager of Clinical Programs at the Roger Williams Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program, provides a video orientation for patients on the Kymriah CAR-T therapy now available at Roger Williams. Very informative and helpful in preparing for this exciting treatment option.




Life Stories. As Told By Our Patients.

There is perhaps nothing more intensely personal than the fight to survive cancer. Accordingly, we feel it only appropriate to have some of our patients tell their own story.