The University of Minnesota Blood & Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapies (BMT&CT) Fellowship program is a one-year, non-accredited training program. The curriculum includes inpatient and outpatient BMT&CT training, specific training in clinical laboratory and ancillary training in cell processing, donor screening, apheresis, management of complications (e.g., graft-versus-host disease, cytokine release syndrome, and neurotoxicity), blood product support, and transplant immunology, and research training.

Fellow responsibilities include 12 months of training and experience in initial consultation, donor/recipient workup, graft/conditioning selection, and pre-, peri-, and post-HCT/IEC management of care and associated complications. Part of this experience may include laboratory work, research experience with a selected mentorship committee, regular didactic multidisciplinary conferences for formal teaching and educational sessions, and active participation in department meetings, journal clubs, case review sessions, and multidisciplinary conferences.

About the Division

The Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation is within the University of Minnesota’s Department of Medicine and is made up of 55 faculty and 21 fellows.  Leading advances in cellular and immunotherapy since 1968, our center’s extensive expertise and scientific reputation makes us well positioned to contribute to  the needs for a qualified and well-trained physician workforce in the BMT&CT field. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive curriculum that will train providers to perform research, to care for patients, and to become a leader within the BMT&CT community.


Required Qualifications

Applicants must be board certified in Internal Medicine, board eligible in Hematology & Oncology, hold or be able to obtain a State of Minnesota Medical License.

Prerequisite training

Applicants must have successfully completed ACGME-accredited training in Adult Hematology.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted by email.

To be considered for a fellowship position, please submit an updated curriculum vitae and personal statement to Joseph Maakaron, MD (Program Director) at and Matthew Boynton (Program Coordinator) at