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Chapel Hill, NC – Kimberly Kasow, DO, has joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as director of the UNC Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation program. Kasow is an associate professor of pediatrics and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

She comes to UNC from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she served as director of the autologous transplant program and transplant quality officer.

Stuart Gold, MD, professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of pediatric hematology/oncology, said, “Dr. Kasow is a wonderful addition to our bone marrow transplant program. With the experience she brings from St. Jude she will be an incredible asset to the growth of our program.

“Dr. Kasow, along with pediatric transplant physician Jennifer Jaroscak, nurse practitioner Cammie Moore, and bone marrow transplant coordinator Sam Sharf complete an experienced team to care for these very complex children and offer them the most up to date and state of the art transplant regimens and the best of personalized care.”

Richard Goldberg, MD, physician in chief of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital and associate director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said, “Attracting Dr Kasow to North Carolina is a great asset for our pediatric patients who need bone marrow transplants. The University Cancer Research Fund has made it possible to bring physician scientists of her caliber to UNC so that best medical practices can be delivered and developed right here.”

Kasow earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and her DO degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Columbus Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH and fellowships in pediatric hematology-oncology and bone marrow transplantation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She was honored by St. Jude in 2008 as the Outstanding Physician of the Year.