Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Robert L. Redner, MD

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Professor of Medicine

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Director

Office: 2.18A Hillman Research Pavilion
5117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-623-3257
Fax: 412-623-7768
E-mail: redner@pitt.edu

Education
B.S., Yale College, 1976
M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1980

Training
Internship, Osler Medical Service, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1981
Residency, Osler Medical Service, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1983
Fellowship, UCLA, 1984
Medical Staff Fellow, Clinical Hematolgy Branch, NHLBI, NIH, 1991

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Molecular Biology of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
Molecular Biology of AML
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Malignant and Non-Malignant Hematology
 

Profile
My major research interests revolve around the molecular biology of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. My laboratory was the first to clone the t(5;17) variant of APL, and to identify the translocation as fusing nucleophosmin to the retinoic acid receptor alpha. We have been actively investigating the function of the resultant fusion protein, with an eye towards the mechanism underlying APL. My clinical interests reside in both malignant and non-malignant hematology, particularly the acute leukemias. I am involved in clinical protocols addressing issues in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome, AML, and ITP. From an administrative standpoint, I am Program Director for the ACGME-accredited Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

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