Stem cell transplant doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) in Newnan, Georgia, diagnose and treat cancers of the blood system, as well as blood diseases. Many blood cancers, such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma, are the result of uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. These abnormal, cancerous blood cells prevent the blood from performing standard functions, such as fighting off infections or allowing blood to clot.
For some patients, a stem cell transplant may be an option. A stem cell transplant infuses healthy stem cells into the body to help stimulate new bone marrow growth, suppress the disease and reduce the possibility of a recurrence. This procedure is designed to help the recipient develop new stem cells that function normally.
John Pawloski, MD, PhD, is a stem cell and cellular therapies physician who started the Hematology/Stem Cell Transplant Unit at Southeastern near Atlanta. Dr. Pawloski joined CTCA® in September 2015 and is board certified in internal medicine and hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Pawloski is a practitioner on the medical staff and a key member of the stem cell transplant team at Southeastern seeing a variety of patients with blood disorders and blood cancers. . He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career and, in 2011, he was named the Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Clinician & Cancer Scholar.
Stem cell transplant physicians at our hospital near Atlanta devote time to educate patients about their disease and options while empowering them to take an active role in their treatment plan.