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Martin J. Korbling

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor of Medicine & Internist, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 423
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC5.3056

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1972 Heidelberg University Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany, MD, Medical Doctor

Postgraduate Training

1979-1980 Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, MD
1975-1978 Fellowship, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
1974 Internship, Munich University, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1973 Internship (Medizinalassistent), Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany

Board Certifications

1990 Board Certification-Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

2012 Honorary Membership of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology, German Society of Hematology and Oncology
2011 US Patent 8,057,418 “Devices and methods for extracorporeal ablation of circulating cells”
2001 National Leadership Award, The National Congressional Committee, Honorary Co-Chairman, Physicians Advisory Board
1988 Proffered Paper Presentation, Main Symposium of the XXII Congress of the International Society of Hematology, Milan, Italy

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Körbling M, Freireich EJ. 25 years of peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Blood 117(24):6411-6, 6/16/2011. e-Pub 4/1/2011. PMID: 21460243.
2. Martin Korbling, Marcos J de Lima, Elizabeth Thomas, Abha Khanna, Amer M Najjar, Jun Gu, Juri G Gelovani, and Russell Broaddus. Fusion of circulating blood cells with solid-organ tissue cells in clinical stem cell transplants: a potential therapeutic model. Regen Med 3:157, 2008.
3. Korbling M, Reuben JM, Gao H, Lee BN, Harris DM, Cogdell D, Giralt SA, Khouri IF, Saliba RM, Champlin RE, Zhang W, Estrov Z. Recombinant human granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor-mobilized and apheresis-collected endothelial progenitor cells: a novel blood cell component for therapeutic vasculogenesis. Transfusion 46:1795-802, 10/2006. PMID: 17002637.
4. Korbling M, Estrov Z. Adult stem cells for tissue repair - a new therapeutic concept? N Engl J Med 349:570-582, 2003.
5. Körbling M, Katz RL, Khanna A, Ruifrok AC, Rondon G, Albitar M, Champlin RE, Estrov Z. Hepatocytes and epithelial cells of donor origin in recipients of peripheral-blood stem cells. N Engl J Med 346(10):738-46, 3/7/2002. PMID: 11882729.
6. Korbling M, Giralt S, Khouri I, Mirza N, Donato M, Anderlini P, Fischer H, Andreeff M, McMannis J, Champlin R. Donor lymphocyte apheresis for adoptive immunotherapy compared with blood stem cell apheresis. J Clin Apher 16(2):82-7, 2001. PMID: 11746533.
7. Korbling M, Anderlini P. Peripheral blood stem cell versus bone marrow allotransplantation: does the source of hematopoietic stem cells matter? Blood 98:2900-2908, 2001.
8. Korbling M. In vivo expansion of the circulating stem cell pool. Characteristics and Potentials of Blood Stem Cells, Stem Cells 16(1):131-138, 1998.
9. Korbling M, Champlin R. Peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation: a replacement for marrow auto- or allografts. Stem Cells 14(2):185-95, 3/1996. PMID: 8991538.
10. Korbling M, Champlin R. Peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation: a replacement for marrow auto- or allografts. Stem Cells 14:185-195, 1996.
11. Korbling M, Huh YO, Durett A, Mirza N, Miller P, Engel H, Anderlini P, van Besien K, Andreeff M, Przepiorka D, Deisseroth AB, Champlin RE. Allogeneic blood stem cell transplantation: peripheralization and yield of donor-derived primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells (CD34+ Thy-1dim) and lymphoid subsets, and possible predictors of engraftment and graft-versus-host disease. Blood 86(7):2842-8, 10/1995. PMID: 7545476.
12. Korbling M, Przepiorka D, Huh YO, Engel H, van Besien K, Giralt S, Andersson B, Kleine HD, Seong D, Deisseroth AB, et al. Allogeneic blood stem cell transplantation for refractory leukemia and lymphoma: potential advantage of blood over marrow allografts. Blood 85(6):1659-65, 3/1995. PMID: 7888684.
13. Korbling M. Blood stem cell transplantation and gene therapy of cancer. Stem Cells 13(3):106-113, 1995.
14. Korbling M, Fliedner TM, Holle R, Magrin S, Baumann M, Holdermann E, Eberhardt K. Autologous blood stem cell (ABSCT) versus purged bone marrow transplantation (pABMT) in standard risk AML: influence of source and cell composition of the autograft on hemopoietic reconstitution and disease-free survival. Bone Marrow Transplant 7(5):343-9, 5/1991. PMID: 1676924.
15. Korbling M, Holle R, Haas R, Knauf W, Dorken B, Ho AD, Kuse R, Pralle H, Fliedner TM, Hunstein W. Autologous blood stem-cell transplantation in patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease and prior radiation to the pelvic site. J Clin Oncol 8(6):978-85, 6/1990. PMID: 1971851.
16. Korbling M, Dorken B, Ho AD, Pezzutto A, Hunstein W, Fliedner TM. Autologous transplantation of blood-derived hemopoietic stem cells after myeloablative therapy in a patient with Burkitt's lymphoma. Blood 67(2):529-32, 2/1986. PMID: 2867797.
17. Korbling M, Burke P, Braine H, Elfenbein G, Santos G, Kaizer H. Successful engraftment of blood derived normal hemopoietic stem cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia. Exp Hematol 9(6):684-90, 7/1981. PMID: 6114872.
18. Korbling M, Ross W, Pflieger H, Arnold R, Fliedner TM. Procurement of human blood stem cells by continuous-flow centrifugation--further comment. Blood 50(4):753-4, 10/1977. PMID: 901947.

Book Chapters

1. Martin Korbling, MD, Axel Zander, MD. Stem Cell Grafts. In: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Handbook for Clinicians, 2nd Edition: Bethesda, MD, 2014.
2. Korbling M. Stem Cell Grafts. In: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Clinician's Handbook. Ed(s) JR Wingard, D Castineau, H Leather, EL Snyder, ZM Szczepiorkowski, 2009.
3. Korbling M, Juttner C, Simmons P. Mobilization regimens for harvesting autologous and allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells. In: Clinical Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation, Second Edition. Ed(s) Kerry Atkinson, 1127-1146, 2000.
4. Korbling M. Peripheral Blood Stem Cells for Allogeneic Transplantation. In: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Second Edition. Ed(s) Donnall Thomas, Karl G. Blume, Stephen J. Forman, 469-480, 1999.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Extracorporeal thermo-ablation of circulating cancer cells/stem cells using targeted nanoshells
Funding Source: NIH/SBIR
Role: Principal Co-Investigator
Duration: 2008 - present

Last updated: 6/30/2015