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University of Minnesota Medical Center,

Primary location

University of Minnesota Medical Center,

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
420 Delaware Street, Southeast
MMC 803
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Direct phone: (612) 273-2800
Toll-free: (888) 601-0787

Secondary location

University of Minnesota Children's Hosp.
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Total transplants by cell source

  • Marrow: 94
  • PBSC: 91
  • Cord Blood: 164
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 209
Performs adult; pediatric transplants


Transplant is a time of great challenge and great hope. At University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, our blood and marrow transplant team offers superior clinical treatment along with compassionate and personalized patient care. Our physicians provide autologous and allogeneic transplant options for malignant and non-malignant disease including many rare genetic conditions. We have extensive expertise with different stem cell sources and conditioning intensities tailored to the patient's disease risk and tolerance for intense therapy. This experience allows us to provide specialized treatment options for patients including those with high risk, relapsed, and refractory disease. To date, our physicians have performed over 6,000 BMTs and continue to transplant more patients with umbilical cord blood than any other center in the country.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1968 and has been an NMDP transplant center since May 1988.

Attending physicians

Adult - Mukta Aurora, Veronika Bachanova, Nelli Bejanyan, Claudio Brunstein, Sarah Cooley, Shernan Holtan, Dan Kaufman, Aleksandr Lazaryan, Brian McClune, Phillip McGlave, Jeffrey Miller, Arne Slungaard, Celalettin Ustun, Greg Vercelotti, Erica Warlick, Dan J. Weisdorf

Pediatric - Bruce Blazar, Troy Lund, Margaret L. MacMillan, Weston Miller, Paul Orchard, Angela Smith, Heather Stefanski, Jakub Tolar, Michael Verneris, John Wagner

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric