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Brian Bolwell, MD

216.444.6833

Brian Bolwell, MD

Appointed: 1987

Brian Bolwell, MD
Department: Taussig Cancer Institute
Institute Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.444.6922
WorkFax:216.444.9774
Brian Bolwell, MD
Department: Hematology and Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.444.6922
WorkFax:216.444.9774
Brian Bolwell, MD
Department: Professional Staff Affairs
Vice Chair, Office of the Chief of Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.444.6922
WorkFax:216.444.9774
Brian Bolwell, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.444.6922
WorkFax:216.444.9774
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Brian Bolwell, MD, is the Chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic in addition to being Chairman of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and has authored more than 300 articles and abstracts concerning hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplantation.  He also has edited a book entitled “Current Controversies in Bone Marrow Transplantation.” (Humana Press, 2000), and he is co-editor of a recently published textbook entitled “Clinical Malignant Hematology” (McGraw-Hill, 2007).

He attended Harvard University and he received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his medical internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bolwell is a reviewer for many journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Annals of Internal Medicine and Bone Marrow Transplantation. He has served, on multiple occasions, as a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) abstract reviewer and abstract session coordinating reviewer at the American Society of Hematology Annual meetings. 

He  has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Consortium for more than 10 years. In 2004, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of Cleveland Clinic.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors
  • Chairman, Taussig Cancer Institute
  • Chairman, Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
  • Chairman of the Board, Ohio Bone Marrow Transplant Consortium

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hematology/Oncology
Philadelphia, PA USA
1987
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1984
Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1982
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1981
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
1977

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT), hematologic malignancies, Hodgkins Disease/lymphoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, lymphoma, cancer

Awards & Honors

  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2006-2007
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Guides for 2007

Memberships

  • Chairman, Ohio Bone Marrow Transplant Consortium
  • Co-Chair, Late Effects Committee, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation Research
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Medical Association

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 3/3/2014, Dr. Bolwell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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