We thank Marcos de Lima, MD as he is headed off to The Ohio State University. He has had a very large impact as a program leader for our Hematopoietic and Immune Cell Biology Program and head of the Hematological Malignancies Division of UH Seidman Cancer Center. He helped promote cell and immune cell therapy, introduced CAR-T cell therapy grown in and delivered from the Centers’ National Center for Regenerative Medicine Cell Production Facility and mentored many fellows and junior faculty. He has been a strong proponent of high-quality care and exactness in transplant cancer patient management.
Dr. de Lima has been with our cancer center since 2013 and has worked as program leader alongside Drs. Jarek Maciejewski and Alex Huang. His expertise in bone marrow transplant and pursuit of novel approaches and better treatments for patients made him an excellent resource for that program. Besides his professional expertise, we know Dr. deLima will continue displaying his smile at all times, his positive attitude, leadership and support of his colleagues and trainees. We wish him well and expect to keep active collaborations across the state.