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Stem Cell Transplant

Our specialists perform stem cell transplants, also called a bone marrow transplant, to treat blood cancers and non-cancerous conditions.

Stem Cell Transplant: Why Choose Vanderbilt-Ingram?

At Vanderbilt-Ingram, we offer:

  • Unmatched expertise: Our team of doctors, which may include surgeons, oncologists, hematologists (blood specialists) and radiation oncologists, will work together to develop an effective and personalized treatment plan for you.
  • Depth of expertise: We are nationally recognized for our inpatient and outpatient stem cell transplants programs to treat blood cancers. Our specialists treat approximately 300 adults and 30 children per year. We partner with specialists at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to perform pediatric stem cell transplants.
  • Convenient care: We are the only cancer center in the region that offers outpatient transplant services. After a stem cell transplant, you can stay nearby with your family rather than in the hospital.
  • Support services: For patients who received an allogeneic stem cell transplant, our stem cell transplant wellness program, RESTORE, is designed to help you improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and functional ability. Learn more about our support services and unique survivorship program. 
  • Long-term care: We closely follow our patients after transplant through a specialized long-term follow-up clinic. We partner with your referring doctor throughout the entire transplant process, from pre-transplant evaluation to the transplant procedure to post transplant follow-up care. 
  • NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center: We are one of the premier cancer centers in the country and the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee that cares for adult patients as well as children. This designation recognizes our leadership in cancer care and research.

Conditions Treated With Transplant

We offer stem cell transplant for patients with the following diseases:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Amyloidosis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Severe Aplastic Anemia

Types of Transplants

Vanderbilt-Ingram offers the full spectrum of stem cell transplant types, which include:

  • Autologous: A transplant using your own cells from your bloodstream or bone marrow
  • Related allogeneic: Transplanting cells from one of your family members
  • Unrelated allogeneic: A transplant using cells from an unrelated matched donor
  • Syngeneic: Transplanting cells from an identical twin
  • Reduced-intensity transplant (sometimes called a mini-transplant): This requires less intensive treatment with chemotherapy or radiation
  • Umbilical cord blood transplant

For Referring Physicians

We work with providers around the country to deliver the best possible care to their patients. We consult with referring physicians before, during and after the treatment process.

To arrange a consultation or make a referral, call us at (615) 936-1803 or complete our online referral form for stem cell transplant.

Stem Cell Transplant Program Director


Stem Cell Transplant Providers