Karl G. Blume, M.D. Memorial Lecture

The Karl G. Blume, MD Memorial Lectureship was established to honor Dr. Blume’s countless contributions to the field of blood and marrow transplantation, and to Stanford University and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. The lectureship is held the second Wednesday of each April at Stanford University’s Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. 

Dr. Blume and his team conducted Stanford’s first successful Bone Marrow Transplant on November 2, 1987. Today the program provides transplants to over 300 adult patients a year, with over 5,000 patients receiving transplants during the past 30 years.

Read the Tribute to Dr. Blume here.

2019 Annual Karl G. Blume Memorial Lecture

Frederick Appelbaum, MD, Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Fred Hutchinson Cander Research Center

Title: Twenty-Five Years of Progress in the Clinical Art of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Wednesday April 10, 2019

8:00 am

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge

Stanford, CA


Previous Karl G. Blume Lecturers

2018: Robert Negrin, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Stanford University - What Would Karl Do?  30 Years of BMT at Stanford

2017: Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS, Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Scientific Director, CIBMTR, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin - Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in 2017: Everyone Has a Donor

2016: Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA,, Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Professor in Cancer Researchand Professor of Medicine and Immunology, and the Chief of the Division of Hematological Malignancies in the Division of Cellular Therapy/BMT at Duke University - Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: From the Bubble Boy to Home Transplants

2015: Stephen J. Forman, M.D, FACP, Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA -  Development of a CMV Vaccine as an Antiviral and Anti-Leukemia Therapy

2014: Rainer Storb, M.D., Professor, Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine - Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Past, Present and Future

The Karl G. Blume, M.D., Memorial Lectureship is supported by the Blume Lectureship Fund, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Cancer Institute, Department of Medicine’s Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. For information on making a donation to the Blume Lectureship Fund please contact Laura Adams, laadams@stanfordhealthcare.org or 650-723.0822.

Karl G. Blume, MD