Rein Saral, MD

Titles and Roles

Professor Emeritus, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Dr. Saral’s major accomplishments include being the first physician to use bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of AIDS-related malignancies and among the first to use it in the treatment of sickle cell anemia and other inherited blood disorders; and being the first to demonstrate effectiveness of a safe antiviral (acyclovir) therapy against herpesviruses in transplant patients. Dr. Saral headed the National Institutes of Health Bone Marrow Transplant Study Section to determine appropriate use of bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of human disease.


Dr. Saral completed his Medical Degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


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