Dennis L. Confer

Editor-in-Chief at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

Dennis L. Confer

Dennis L. Confer

Editor-in-Chief at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Dr. Confer is the chief medical officer of the National Marrow Donor Program. He also holds appointments as associate scientific director of the CIBMTR and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. For more than 25 years, he has worked in blood and marrow transplantation, immunobiology and clinical research. Confer became the NMDP's Chief Medical Officer in 1999.

As CMO, Dr. Confer oversees several NMDP departments and the CIBMTR Minneapolis office. His experience as a practicing transplant physician includes 10 years at the University of Minnesota and five years as Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is the co-principal investigator for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network data coordinating center. He has led the NMDP Phase III study of PBSC vs. Marrow transplants and is experienced with FDA regulatory matters. He authored and co-authored six book chapters and more than 60 publications.

Dr. Confer published the NMDP's evidence-based donor-patient matching guidelines (2008, 2003) and supported development of a new donor-patient matching algorithm, HapLogicSM (2006), to rapidly identify matched donors. He also established the research agenda of the CIBMTR (2004) and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (2003), to advance the science of transplant, improve patients' lives and share research results with the medical community.

He serves as Principal Investigator for development of A Growable Network Information System® (AGNIS ® , 2006) to improve standardized clinical data exchange worldwide, and serves as World Marrow Donor Association Vice President, North and South America.

Dr. Confer received his M.D. in 1977 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, where he also served as a resident from 1977-1979 and Chief Resident from 1979-1980. He served a fellowship in hematology/oncology from the University of Minnesota Medical School from 1980-1983. He became Interim Medical Director of NMDP in 1991, and served as Medical Director from 1993-1999, while serving as Associate Professor and Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Chief Financial Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Operations Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer-Emeritus at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Treasurer at Be the Match Foundation

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Chief Strategy Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Vice President & Medical Director, Transplant at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Vice Chair at Be the Match Foundation

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President, Be The Match Foundation at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Editor-in-Chief at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.
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Editor-in-Chief
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Part of The Marrow Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program is an American company located in Minneapolis, MN, that provides treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers.The company says this about itself: National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match is the global leader in providing a cure to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other diseases. The nonprofit organization manages the world's largest registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units, connects patients to their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, educates health care professionals and conducts research through its research program, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®), so more lives can be saved. NMDP/Be The Match also provides patient support and enlists the community to join the Be The Match Registry®, contribute financially and volunteer.

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Ex Officio Member, Phoenix Initiative Oversight Task Force
Current

National Marrow Donor Program, a subsidiary of The Marrow Foundation, is an American company located in Minneapolis, MN. The firm provides treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers.The company says this about itself: National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match is the global leader in providing a cure to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other diseases. The nonprofit organization manages the world's largest registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units, connects patients to their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, educates health care professionals and conducts research through its research program, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®), so more lives can be saved. NMDP/Be The Match also provides patient support and enlists the community to join the Be The Match Registry®, contribute financially and volunteer.

Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2019

FUNDRAISING TO SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM (NMDP)/ BE THE MATCH: TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH CELLULAR THERAPY.

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FUNDRAISING TO SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM (NMDP)/ BE THE MATCH: TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH CELLULAR THERAPY.

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2014

FUNDRAISING TO SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM (NMDP)/ BE THE MATCH: TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH CELLULAR THERAPY.

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2014

National Marrow Donor Program, a subsidiary of The Marrow Foundation, is an American company located in Minneapolis, MN. The firm provides treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers.The company says this about itself: National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match is the global leader in providing a cure to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other diseases. The nonprofit organization manages the world's largest registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units, connects patients to their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, educates health care professionals and conducts research through its research program, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®), so more lives can be saved. NMDP/Be The Match also provides patient support and enlists the community to join the Be The Match Registry®, contribute financially and volunteer.

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