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Paul J.

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Physician & Research Faculty
Professor Emeritus, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Professor Emeritus, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington

Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship, Tufts University
  • Residency, Case Western University
  • Fellowship in Medical Oncology, UW
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise  

  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Acute graft-vs.-host disease
  • Chronic graft-vs.-host disease



Research and/or clinical interests 

Dr. Paul Martin studies ways to improve patient health and survival after blood stem cell transplantation. A major area of his research is graft-vs.-host disease, a common transplant complication. GVHD occurs when transplanted donor immune cells attack the patient’s healthy tissues. Dr. Martin studies better ways to treat and prevent both acute and chronic forms of GVHD. He has led international efforts to develop research priorities for chronic GVHD and to standardize how results are measured in clinical trials of new treatments for the condition. Dr. Martin is also interested in the role of genetic variation in transplantation outcomes. He studies how patterns of small variants in the genomes of both patients and donors affect such patient outcomes as GVHD and mortality. Ultimately, the results of this research should inform the development of new targeted drugs.