Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, founded the myeloma program at UAMS in 1989 and served as director until July 2014.
Dr. Barlogie is an internationally recognized authority on the use of novel therapies to combat multiple myeloma for improved patient outcome. He has built one of the largest centers in the world devoted exclusively to clinical care for and research in multiple myeloma. More than 11,000 patients from every state in the U.S. and more than 50 countries have come to the Myeloma Institute.
With a keen insight into the biology of myeloma, Dr. Barlogie pioneered the use of tandem peripheral stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma. Other firsts under Dr. Barlogie’s leadership include performing transplants on an outpatient basis, safely transplanting patients age 70 and older, transplanting patients with renal disease, and introducing thalidomide as anti-angiogenesis therapy. Dr. Barlogie’s Total Therapy approach, by which multiple agents are provided upfront, has continually increased median survival, with a projected median survival of 15 years for patients enrolled in the third Total Therapy protocol.
Dr. Barlogie has successfully secured National Cancer Institute funding for his translational research program project, Growth Control of Multiple Myeloma, for 20 consecutive years.
A consummate clinician scientist, Dr. Barlogie has authored more than 544 papers in prestigious journals such as Blood, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, British Journal of Haematology, and Cancer. He has more than 595 abstracts and 75 book chapters to his credit, and serves on the editorial board of numerous journals.
Dr. Barlogie received his M.D. from the University of Heidelberg and completed his medical training at the Universities of Munich and Muenster. He earned his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Barlogie was at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center prior to joining the UAMS faculty.
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