Craig A. Byersdorfer, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Immunology

Byersdorfer is a Pediatric hematologist/oncologist and is certified in pediatric Hematology/Oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He holds a faculty position in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with a secondary appointment in Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his medical and doctorate degrees from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis and completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Byersdorfer’ s research interests include understanding the biology of graft-versus-host disease-causing following allogeneic transplantation and improving the immune response against hematologic malignancies. He has numerous publications and peer-reviewed articles and is a member of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, American Society of Hematology, American Association of Immunologists, Society of Pediatric Research, and Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2009-Present
  • American Society of Hematology, 2012-Present
  • American Association of Immunologists, 2014-Present
  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2018-Present
  • Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies, 2018-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Chemistry and German, University of Minnesota, 1995
  • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Minnesota, 1995
  • Predoctoral Training and Research, University of Minnesota, 1995-1997
  • MD/PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
  • Internship in Pediatrics, CS Mott Children's Hospital, 2006-2007
  • Residency in Pediatrics, CS Mott Children's Hospital, 2007-2008
  • Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, CS Mott Children's Hospital, 2008-2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 2009-2014

Selected Publications

Academic and Research Interests

  • Immune Cell Metabolism
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Graft-versus- Host Disease
  • Adoptive Cellular Therapies
  • Graft-versus-Tumor Responses