Program Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship
Dr. Yeager is professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. At The University of Arizona Cancer Center, he serves as director of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program and associate director for Clinical Research, Phoenix.
Dr. Yeager received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a residency and chief residency in pediatrics and fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology.
The major focus of Dr. Yeager’s clinical and research activities is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies and non-malignant diseases. He is an experienced clinical investigator, internationally recognized for his studies of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adults and children with leukemia and in children with genetic storage diseases or sickle cell anemia.
Dr. Yeager is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty Hematologic Oncology.
As an experienced clinical investigator, peer reviewer, and mentor, Dr. Yeager believes that he has the qualifications to serve as a member of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). For all of his professional career he has worked at NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and participated in the scholarly and administrative activities at those centers. Although his focus of interest is in hematopoietic cell transplantation and hematological malignancies, he has a broad interest in the development, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials.
Previous service as a member and vice-chair of an institutional review board (IRB) and as co-chair of a SRC provides Dr. Yeager with additional experiences that are of value as a member of the SRC at the UACC. Having served on several NIH/NCI study sections, he appreciates the importance of constructive, collegial critical review of clinical, translational, and basic research proposals, and the need to provide applicants with thoughtful, directed, practical recommendations for revisions of their research proposals.
As a mentor to numerous undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate trainees, Dr. Yeager feels that he can provide guidance and advice to junior investigators as they learn to navigate the scientific, regulatory, and logistical aspects of clinical trial development and conduct.