Stephen J. Forman, M.D., F.A.C.P., is the Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and an international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation. Dr. Forman is also the program leader for City of Hopes NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers Hematologic Malignancies Program as well as its associate director for clinical sciences.Prior to joining City of Hope in 1978, Dr. Forman earned his bachelors degree, cum laude, in philosophy from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, and his medical degree with honors from the University of Southern California. He interned and served his residency in internal medicine at Harbor General-University of California Los Angeles Hospital, after which he completed fellowships in hematology at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center and in medical oncology at City of Hope.Dr. Forman is a member of several national organizations and also serves on the editorial boards of many scientific journals. He was recently appointed to the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He is co-editor of Thomas Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, a definitive textbook for scientists and health care professionals.