Professor of Medicine
Division
Hematology Oncology

Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Stem Cell Transplant Processing Laboratory

Professional Bio

Dr Savani’s area of specialization is in the treatment of hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation, and his primary field of research is in the long-term follow-up after transplantation, including regimen-related toxicity/ supportive care, and outcomes analysis of transplant and cellular therapy recipients. Dr Savani has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters, editorials, perspectives and commentaries in the field of hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation. He is an associate editor of the journals British Journal of Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, eJHaem (sister journal BJH),  and Co-Editor-In-Chief Clinical Hematology International; and also serves as an editorial advisory board member for several journals in the field. Dr Savani serves as director of community/ clinical practice and board member of American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Dr Savani is currently Board Liaison position for the ASTCT Committee on Practice Guidelines and the leader of the Conditioning Regimen Subcommittee of the Acute Leukemia Working Party of the EBMT. He also serves as Clinical Trials Advisory Committee member-CIBMTR, Co-Chair Regimen-Related Toxicity and Supportive Care-CIBMTR and medical monitor for Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trial Network (BMT-CTN). Dr. Savani is a member of the ASH Committee on Practice (COP) and a liaison member from the COP to the ASH Task Force on Immunotherapies subcommittee. In 2013-2018, Dr Savani served as Co-Chair of the late effects and quality of life working party, CIBMTR.  He has recently edited several special issues for Seminars in Hematology, Hematology/ Oncology Clinics of North America and edited Wiley books entitled Blood and Marrow Transplantation Long Term Management: Prevention and Complications (first ed 2014, second ed 2020) and Clinical guide to transplantation in lymphomas (first ed 2015). He has served as a Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) adults program clinical/ marrow collection facilities and Immune Effector Cell (IEC) inspector role since 2011.
 

Education

MBBS - B.J. Med College, Gujarat, India - 1987
Internship - Surgery/Medicine/OB/GYN - BJ Med College, Gujarat, India - 1988
Residency - General Med - Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute - 1991
Fellowship - Oncology - Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute - 1993
Fellowship - part-time clinical - Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute - 1993
Fellowship - Bone Marrow Transplant - Univ of Ark - 2001
Residency - IM - U-Mass - 2003