Steven Z. Pavletic, M.D., M.S.

Steven Z. Pavletic, M.D., M.S.
Senior Clinician
Head, Graft-versus-Host Disease and Late Effects Section

Dr. Pavletic received his M.D. from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia in 1979. In 1992, he completed a clinical fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, WA. In 1995, he completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, and completed his hematology and oncology fellowship in June 1997. Until October 2002, Dr. Pavletic served as the director of the Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Program at UNMC. In 2002, Dr. Pavletic received an appointment at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and an adjunct appointment at the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at NIH. Currently, he is the Head of the Graft-versus-Host Disease and Late Effects Section in the Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program. In October 2006, Dr. Pavletic received the NCI Director's award for his achievements in developing national and international consensus guidelines for clinical trials in chronic GVHD. He directs the intramural NIH chronic GVHD study group.

Areas of Expertise

1) Graft versus host disease (GVHD), 2) Hematologic malignancy

Contact Info

Steven Z. Pavletic, M.D., M.S.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10 - Hatfield CRC, Room 4-3130
Bethesda, MD 20892-1203
Ph: 240-760-6174
pavletis@mail.nih.gov

Selected Publications

  1. Smith ZI, Rosenstein RK, Banerjee S, Pichard DC, Pavletic SZ, Cowen EW.
    JAMA Dermatol. 156(5): 589-90, 2020. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Brudno JN, Maric I, Hartman SD, Rose JJ, Wang M, Lam N, Stetler-Stevenson M, Salem D, Yuan C, Pavletic S, Kanakry JA, Ali SA, Mikkilineni L, Feldman SA, Stroncek DF, Hansen BG, Lawrence J, Patel R, Hakim F, Gress RE, Kochenderfer JN.
    J Clin Oncol. 36(22): 2267-80, 2018. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Poe JC, Jia W, Su H, Anand S, Rose JJ, Tata PV, Suthers AN, Jones CD, Kuan PF, Vincent BG, Serody JS, Horwitz ME, Ho VT, Pavletic SZ, Hakim FT, Owzar K, Zhang D, Blazar BR, Siebel CW, Chao NJ, Maillard I, Sarantopoulos S.
    Blood. 130(19): 2131-45, 2017. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Pirsl F, Curtis LM, Steinberg SM, Tella SH, Katić M, Dobbin M, Hsu J, Hakim FT, Mays JW, Im AP, Pulanić D, Mitchell SA, Baruffaldi J, Masuch L, Halverson DC, Gress RE, Barsony J, Pavletic SZ.
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 22(8): 1517-24, 2016. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Im A, Mitchell SA, Steinberg SM, Curtis L, Berger A, Baird K, Kuzmina Z, Joe G, Comis LE, Juckett M, Avila D, Baruffaldi J, Masuch L, Pirsl F, Pavletic SZ
    Bone Marrow Transplant. 51(5): 705-12, 2015. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Pavletic received his M.D. from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia in 1979. In 1992, he completed a clinical fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, WA. In 1995, he completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, and completed his hematology and oncology fellowship in June 1997. Until October 2002, Dr. Pavletic served as the Director of the Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Program at UNMC. In 2002, Dr. Pavletic received an appointment at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and an adjunct appointment at the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at NIH. Currently, he is the Head of the Graft-versus-Host Disease and Late Effects Section in the Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program. In October 2006, Dr. Pavletic received the NCI Director's award for his achievements in developing national and international consensus guidelines for clinical trials in chronic GVHD. He directs the intramural NIH chronic GVHD study group.

Name Position
Shaneil P. Flucker Patient Care Coordinator (Contr)
Sencer Goklemez M.D. Guest Researcher (Contr)
Annie P. Im M.D. Adjunct Investigator
Filip Pirsl B.S. Laboratory Technician (Contr.)