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2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Updated: Aug 18

The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Michael Pulsipher, MD.


Michael Pulsipher, MD is the twelfth recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Consortium (PTCTC) formerly known as the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC). Dr. Pulsipher is being recognized for a career that exemplifies the mission to support research and education to improve the availability, safety and efficacy of hematopoietic cell transplantation and other cellular therapeutics for children and adolescents.


He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC and Section Head, Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, California. He is the recent Past Chair of the PTCTC and is recognized as a leading influence in the field of pediatric BMT.  He is currently principal or co-principal investigator on six national, multi-center studies and a co-investigator on multiple additional clinical trials. Dr. Pulsipher has authored more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Blood, and Nature Genetics. He has also written twelve book chapters and presented widely at national and international conferences.



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