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Rein Saral, MD

Professor Emeritus
Emory School of Medicine

Associate Director for Community Affairs and Outreach
The Winship Cancer Institute

Dr. Saral’s major accomplishments include being the first physician to use bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of AIDS-related malignancies and among the first to use it in the treatment of sickle cell anemia and other inherited blood disorders; and being the first to demonstrate effectiveness of a safe antiviral (acyclovir) therapy against herpesviruses in transplant patients. Dr. Saral headed the National Institutes of Health Bone Marrow Transplant Study Section to determine appropriate use of bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of human disease.

Research Interests

Bone marrow transplant, anti-viral therapy


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