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Brian  Engelhardt

Brian Engelhardt, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
Hematologist/Oncologist

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Dr. Engelhardt is a medical oncologist who specializes in hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation.

His clinical interests include: acute myeloid leukemia, stem cell transplantation, umbilical cord blood transplantation, Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD), and metabolic complications following transplant.
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Dr. Engelhardt is a medical oncologist who specializes in hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation.

His clinical interests include: acute myeloid leukemia, stem cell transplantation, umbilical cord blood transplantation, Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD), and metabolic complications following transplant.  More than 100,000 patients undergo stem cell transplantation annually throughout the world, with the primary indication being hematological malignancy. Patients undergoing stem cell transplantation are at risk for numerous acute and long-term complications including: graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), infectious complications, and new-onset metabolic disorders.  Many of these disease states are related to abnormalities in immune regulation and lymphocyte migration. Dr. Engelhardt has an ongoing program of unique and innovative research investigating tissue-homing characteristics of immune effector and suppressor cells to determine their role in complications of allogeneic stem cell transplantation.  His research has specifically focused on 1) the use of umbilical cord blood as an alternative donor source to minimize GVHD, 2) tissue-homing T cell subsets as predictors / biomarkers of GVHD outcomes, and 3) the physiology and immunology of glucose metabolism after transplant.  It is notable that this last line of research represents an entirely new field of study in stem cell transplantation which integrates transplant immunology with endocrinology.

Education
  • Undergraduate School & Degree: University of Michigan, B.S., 1996
  • Medical School & Degree: Case Western Reserve University, MD, 2000 
  • Internship / Residency, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003 
  • Clinical Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003-2006 
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation; 2008
  • Board & Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology