Michele Cottler-Fox, Board of Directors
Michele Cottler-Fox, MD is a physician with 20+ years of experience in blood and marrow transplantation, transfusion medicine, and apheresis, including both therapeutic apheresis as well as mobilization and collection of blood and marrow progenitor/stem cells. She currently holds an endowed Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Cord Blood Banking at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
She earned her medical degree at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden then did her residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. She continued at Georgetown for a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, where she helped to set up the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit under Dr. Joachim Deeg. She then did another Fellowship at the NIH in Transfusion Medicine, where she developed the Cell Therapy Lab while continuing to serve as a blood and marrow transplant attending, first at Georgetown and then at NIH. She went on to the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, where she was deputy director of the BMT Unit under Dr. Lyle Sensenbrennar, and served as director of the cancer center laboratory as well as the apheresis unit prior to moving to Arkansas.