Healthy plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells.

Hana Safah, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Programs

Areas of Specialty

  • PNH
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Hematologic Malignancies with focus on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (including but not limited to CML, CMML, ET, PMF and Eosinophilic Leukemia)
  • Multiple Myeloma

Medical Degree

American University of Beirut, 1987

Internship Training

Internal Medicine: American University of Beirut, 1988

Residency Training

Internal Medicine: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 1991

Fellowship Training

Hematology and Medical Oncology – University of Florida, 1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Research Focus

Bone Marrow Transplantation, MPN and MM