David F. StroncekMD
Dr. Stroncek completed his undergraduate and medical school degrees, an internal medicine residency, and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He then joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Department, and later became medical director of the blood bank. He came to the NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine in 1996 as Chief of the Laboratory Service Section.
He helped establish the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and was the organization's first medical director. During his four years as medical director of the NMDP, the program coordinated their first unrelated donor transplant and subsequently increased the number of marrow donations by unrelated individuals. He has served on several NMDP committees as president of the council of the NMDP and as a member of the NMDP board of directors.