An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ryotaro Nakamura, M.D.

Hematologist - Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Aplastic Anemia
Research Focus
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplantation
  • Graft vs Host Disease
Appointments
Associate Professor of Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation; Co-director, Center for Stem Cell Transplantation
Other Languages Spoken
  • Japanese

Clinical Teams

  • Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Research Teams

Since joining City of Hope in 2002, Ryotaro Nakamura, M.D. has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research in stem cell transplantation and development of cancer vaccines. Among his promising projects: A study indicating that bone marrow transplants may be effective in treating systemic mastocytosis, a rare blood disease with no known cure, and the use of vaccines to replace antivirals which can often spawn deadly infections.
 
Dr. Nakamura trained in Japan and served a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, before arriving at City of Hope’s Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute, which includes the Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center and Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research.

Locations

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

In The News
An Expert's Voice
CIRM Annual Symposium of the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network

Bone marrow transplants have broken the age barrier

Rare Disease Day | City of Hope

Finding better treatments for devastating rare diseases

Jim Alder Bone Marrow Recipient | City of Hope

When a Sister Becomes a Lifesaver