Allistair Abraham, M.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also an attending physician and researcher in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC where he directs the sickle cell transplant program. He was a physician scientist trainee at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is currently an American Society of Hematology Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development award scholar and Doris Duke Charitable foundation grantee. His current research focus involves reducing the toxicity of transplantation and increasing donor options so more patients with sickle cell disease can have access to curative treatments. In the laboratory Dr. Abraham studies virus-specific immune recovery and mechanisms of rejection after transplant with the goal of making transplants safer and more effective.