So who are the top picks of www.myelomasurvival.com. The GREAT EIGHT In alphabetical order, our SUPER myeloma specialists.
Dr. Barlogie – UAMS, Little Rock AR
Dr. Berenson – IMBCR – Los Angeles,CA
Dr. Hari – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Orlowski – M.D Anderson, Houston, TX
Dr. Palumbo – University of Torino, Italy
Dr. Rajkumar – Mayo, Rochester, MN
Dr. Richardson – Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Everyone will have an opinion, however, I think few can deny the quality of myeloma specialists represented on this list. Many people will not be able to chose one of these doctors for their doctor for a number of reasons, however there is a good chance you can get a second opinion from one of them which could be the template for your local myeloma specialist to implement. What is remarkable about this list is they each have their own treatment philosophy which goes from “Less is Best” to “More is Cure”, and due to their experience and skill have provided exceptional outcomes for their patient’s.
Robert Z. Orlowski, MD, PhD, is Director of Myeloma, and Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Lymphoma/Myeloma and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Orlowski earned his doctoral degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Orlowski has published numerous book chapters, articles, and abstracts on cancer therapy, with a focus on the molecular pathogenesis of oncologic disease processes and the mechanisms of action of chemotherapeutics.