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Director, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Institute Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Endowed Chair

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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"I enjoy forming long-term relationships with patients and their families and traveling with them on their journey."

My Biography & Research


As a doctor specializing in bone marrow transplantation, I enjoy forming long-term relationships with patients and their families and traveling with them on their journey.

Everyone’s path is different, and our team of doctors and nurses is committed to exceptional care. We deliver personalized treatments to each child and adolescent — one size fits no one!

I am honored to be president-elect of the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, the professional society for bone marrow transplant specialists.

In my research, my colleagues and I focus on finding out what causes complications after bone marrow transplantation and determine better ways to fix these complications.

In my spare time, I enjoy supporting my daughter, a Cincinnati Rollergirl, at roller derby bouts.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Bone Marrow Transplantation BMT, Fanconi Anemia, Leukemia, Sarcoma, Cancer and Blood Diseases

Research Divisions

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cancer and Blood Diseases

My Locations

My Education

MBBS: University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1981.

Clinical and Fellowship Training: The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle General Hospital and Great Ormond St. Hospital, 1981 to 1985.

PhD: University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1989.

Pediatric Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1989 to 1993.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Childhood cancer etiology: recent reports. Davies, SM; Ross, JA. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2003; 40:35-38.

Is it possible to catch leukaemia from a cat?. ROSS, JA; DAVIES, SM; ROBISON, LL. The Lancet. 1994; 344.

Epidemiology of childhood leukemia, with a focus on infants. ROSS, JA; DAVIES, SM; POTTER, JD; ROBISON, LL. Epidemiologic Reviews. 1994; 16:243-272.

Maintenance of genomic imprinting at the IGF2 locus in hepatoblastoma. DAVIES, SM. Cancer Research. 1993; 53:4781-4783.

Bone marrow transplant for acute leukaemia. Ramsay, NK; Davies, S. Best Practice and Research in Clinical Haematology. 1991; 4:483-510.

Test-dose pharmacokinetics guided melphalan dose adjustment in reduced intensity conditioning allogeneic transplant for non-malignant disorders. Chandra, S; Mizuno, K; Zhao, J; Davies, SM; Marsh, RA; Fukuda, T; Setchell, KD R; Vinks, AA; Mehta, PA. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2021.

Comparison of the clinical phenotype and haematological course of siblings with Fanconi anaemia. Jung, M; Mehta, PA; Jiang, CS; Rosti, RO; Usleaman, G; da Rosa, JM C; Lach, FP; Goodridge, E; Auerbach, AD; Davies, SM; et al. British Journal of Haematology. 2021; 193:971-975.

Repolarization of HSC attenuates HSCs failure in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Kumar, S; Nattamai, KJ; Hassan, A; Amoah, A; Karns, R; Zhang, C; Liang, Y; Shimamura, A; Florian, MC; Bissels, U; et al. Leukemia. 2021; 35:1751-1762.

Prospective pilot trial of calcipotriene as a novel topical treatment for acute skin graft versus host disease. Wallace, G; Khandelwal, P; Myers, KC; Perentesis, EM R; Lane, A; Teusink-Cross, A; Smiley, K; Davies, SM; Jodele, S. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2021; 56:1441-1444.

Rapid cardiac MRI protocol for cardiac assessment in paediatric and young adult patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplant: a feasibility study. Ryan, TD; Moore, RA; Lang, SM; Khoury, P; Dandoy, CE; Davies, SM; Taylor, MD. Cardiology in the Young. 2021; 1-6.