Committee on Education

Committee on Education

Executive Committee

William A. Wood, MD: Co-Chair

Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD: Co-Chair

Syed Abutalib, MD: Education Innovation and Delivery

Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP: SIG Membership Engagement and Educational Synchronicity

Miguel-Angel Perales, MD: ASTCT Board Liaison


Committee Members at Large

Sita Bhella, MD

Adriana Malone, MD

Melissa Cochran, RN, NP

Reshma Ramlal, MD

Laurie Davis, MD, PhD

Damiano Rondelli, MD

Tania Jain, MD

George Selby, MD

Michael Kent, MD

Melisa Stricherz, PharmD

Shakila Khan, MD

Auro Viswabandya, MD

Andreas Klein, MD




The mission of ASTCT is to secure the highest quality of care for all blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy patients. Providing guidelines for professional training is one of the key purposes of ASTCT.

As such, certification in blood and marrow transplantation would support this purpose and mission by defining and standardizing these requirements.

Current Goals

Complete and report on the feasibility of a certification program for clinical stem cell transplantation

In conjunction with #1, look toward establishing an ASTCT International Online Fellowship in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

Finalize the proposal to establish a panel of dedicated case discussion leaders with subject matter expertise for the ASTCT Clinical Case Forum.

Finalize the plan to have a remote live streaming platform available for Tandem BMT meetings.

Complete the pilot development for a mobile app for ASTCT Guidelines.

Complete and disseminate the slide deck for early referral.

Plan and progress development of an online course for HSCT in conjunction with ONS.

Ongoing Objectives

Determine the rationale and feasibility for a certification program.

Establish the ASTCT Institute as the home for online education.

Maintenance of Certification; transform the two ASTCT Practice Improvement Modules (PIMs) into fully functional “stand-alone” modules.

Extend continuing education (CE) to allied professionals.

Join the Committee

The Committee on Education is open to any ASTCT member. Please email with your request to join.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Kirk Lanzone Terry