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
- multiple myeloma
- aplastic anemia
- myelodysplastic syndrome
Each patient has a personalized, interdisciplinary care team that includes:
- certified oncology nurses
- specialized nurse practitioners
- oncology fellows
- transplant coordinator
- research protocol nurse
- oncology social worker
BLOOD AND BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
Todd F. Roberts, MD
Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit and Section of Hematologic Malignancies
Specialty: Bone Marrow Transplant
Kapil Meleveedu, MD
Associate Director of Bone Marrow Transplant program