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Lode Jan Swinnen, M.B.Ch.B., M.D.

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  • Visiting Professor
  • Professor of Oncology
Male

Languages: English, Dutch, French

Expertise

AIDS-Related Cancers, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), Hodgkin's Disease, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Medical Oncology, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)

Research Interests

Lymphomas; AIDS Associated Maliganancies; Hematology

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Phone: 410-614-3698 | Fax: 410-955-1969

Background

Dr. Lode J. Swinnen is a cancer specialist in Baltimore caring for patients with AIDS-related cancers, chronic myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

Dr. Swinnen received his M.B.Ch.B. degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School. He completed his residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital and performed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Swinnen joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2002.

His research interests include lymphomas, AIDS-associated malignancies and hematology.

Dr. Swinnen serves on the editorial board of Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia. He is a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Titles

  • Visiting Professor
  • Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MBChB MS, University of Cape Town Medical School (1978)

Residencies

  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital / Internal Medicine (1983)

Fellowships

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine / Hematology and Oncology (1986)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Hematology (1986)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1983)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (1985)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

AIDS Associated Maliganancies, Lymphomas

Selected Publications

Paul, S; Tsai, HL; Lowery, P; Fuchs, EJ; Luznik, L; Bolaños-Meade, J; Swinnen, LJ; Shanbhag, S; Wagner-Johnston, N; Varadhan, R; Ambinder, RF; Jones, RJ; Gladstone, DE. Allogeneic Haploidentical Blood or Marrow Transplantation with Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 Nov;S1083-8791(19):30748-7

Imus, PH; Tsai, HL; Luznik, L; Fuchs, EJ; Huff, CA; Gladstone, DE; Lowery, P; Ambinder, RF; Borrello, IM; Swinnen, LJ; Wagner-Johnston, N; Gocke, CB; Ali, SA; Bolaños-Meade, FJ; Varadhan, R; Jones, RJ. Haploidentical transplantation using posttransplant cyclophosphamide as GVHD prophylaxis in patients over age 70. Blood Adv. 2019 Sep;3(17):2608-2616

Imus, PH; Blackford, AL; Bettinotti, M; Luznik, L; Fuchs, EJ; Huff, CA; Gladstone, DE; Ambinder, RF; Borrello, IM; Fuchs, RJ; Swinnen, LJ; Wagner-Johnston, N; Gocke, CB; Ali, SA; Bolaños-Meade, FJ; Jones, RJ; Dezern, AE. Severe Cytokine Release Syndrome after Haploidentical Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 Dec;25(12):2431-2437

Zelenetz, AD; Gordon, LI; Abramson, JS; Advani, RH; Bartlett, NL; Caimi, PF; Chang, JE; Chavez, JC; Christian, B; Fayad, LE; Glenn, MJ; Habermann, TM; Lee Harris, N; Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, F; Kaminski, MS; Kelsey, CR; Khan, N; Krivacic, S; LaCasce, AS; Mehta, A; Nademanee, A; Rabinovitch, R; Reddy, N; Reid, E; Roberts, KB; Smith, SD; Snyder, ED; Swinnen, LJ; Vose, JM; Dwyer, MA; Sundar, H. NCCN Guidelines Insights: B-Cell Lymphomas, Version 3. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Jun 1;17(6):650-661

Bolaños-Meade, J; Cooke, KR; Gamper, CJ; Ali, SA; Ambinder, RF; Borrello, IM; Fuchs, EJ; Gladstone, DE; Gocke, CB; Huff, CA; Luznik, L; Swinnen, LJ; Symons, HJ; Terezakis, SA; Wagner-Johnston, N; Jones, RJ; Brodsky, RA. Effect of increased dose of total body irradiation on graft failure associated with HLA-haploidentical transplantation in patients with severe haemoglobinopathies: a prospective clinical trial. Lancet Haematol. 2019 Apr;6(4):e183-e193

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Genes to Society Hematology/Oncology Section, Section Leader
    2014
  • Genes to Society Oncology Section, Section Leader
    2015 - 2019

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Lymphoma Committee, Lymphoma Core Committee, Brain Tumor Working Group, 2008
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Panel, 2008
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Central Nervous System Cancer Panel, 2013

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Cancer fails to put brakes on bicyclists, Baltimore Sun, October 26, 2003

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