June 22, 2021
NASHVILLE, TENN., June 22, 2021 – Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, announced today that Navneet Majhail, MD, MS, FASTCT has been named Deputy Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers for the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network (formerly the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network). In his role, Dr. Majhail will focus on the continued expansion of the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network Centers of Excellence providing increased access for patients to cutting-edge cell and transplant therapies in the communities served by Sarah Cannon.
“We are delighted that Dr. Majhail is joining Sarah Cannon and will work alongside our teams to foster an increased collaboration across our six U.S. and three UK blood cancer programs,” said Fred LeMaistre, MD, Senior Vice President, Sarah Cannon Market Operations and Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers. “His incredible depth and breadth of experience, not only at the bedside, but also as a strategic thinker, researcher and coupled with his experience in regulatory and policy issues, will bring great value to our Network and the patients we serve.”
He currently serves as Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program while also serving as the vice chair for the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and a Professor of Medicine with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
He is a past-president of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) and has been recognized as a fellow for his contributions to the field of transplantation and cellular therapy. He is a respected thought leader in health outcomes research and has published extensively on the prevention and management of early and late complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation and health policy issues such as healthcare disparities, quality of care, survivorship and economic issues related to transplantation and cellular therapy.
Dr. Majhail received his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) from the Government Medical College & Hospital in Chandigarh, India and his medical degree (MD) in radiation oncology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, his master of science (MS) in clinical research at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and his fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to his work at Sarah Cannon, Dr. Majhail will serve as program medical director for the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Dr. Majhail will formally begin his position in late September 2021.
About The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network
The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network, formerly the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, offers patients convenient, community-based access to complex blood cancer care, hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), clinical trials, and innovative cellular therapies such as immune effector cell therapy. The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network brings together programs across the United States and United Kingdom and is one of the largest providers of HCT performing ~1,200 transplants annually through eight FACT/JACIE accredited transplant centers and more than 15,000 transplants since inception of its first program. The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network programs include Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, Medical City Dallas in Dallas, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center- HealthONE in Denver, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, HCA Healthcare UK at University College Hospital, Private Care (London), Private Care at Guy’s at London Bridge Hospital (London) and The Christie Private Care, part of HCA Healthcare UK (Manchester). For more information about the Network and Sarah Cannon’s full suite of oncology services, visit sarahcannon.com.