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Robert M. Rifkin, MD, FACP

Robert M. Rifkin, MD, FACPBOARD CERTIFICATION:
1984 National Board of Medical Examiners
1986 American Board of Internal Medicine
1988 American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Hematology
1989 American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Medical Oncology

LICENSURE:
Colorado Issued 07/19/84
Arizona Issued 01/01/87

EDUCATION:
1970-74 Thomas Jefferson H. S. - High School Diploma (Natl Honor Society)
1974-78 The Colorado College (B.A.- Cum Laude)
1978-82 University of Colorado School of Medicine (M.D.- with Honors)

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
1978-80 Summer Research Fellow - Colorado Diabetes Research Foundation
1980 Summer Research Fellow - KROC Foundation
6/82-10/82 Categorical Internal Medicine Intern - University of Colorado Hospitals
11/82-6/83 Research Associate, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
7/83-6/84 Categorical Internal Medicine Intern - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
7/84-6/86 Internal Medicine Resident - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
7/86-6/88 Hematology/Oncology Fellow, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
6/88-6/90 Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Arizona College of Medicine

6/88-6/90 Associate Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Arizona College of Medicine

01/91-01/96 Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Division of Organ Transplantation
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

7/90-present Medical Director
Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Denver, Colorado

10/90-present Medical Director
Hematopoletic Progenitor Cell Processing Laboratory
HealthONE - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

10/90-present Medical Director
Clinical Apheresis
HealthONE - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

12/90-present Medical Director
Collection Center (#266) - National Marrow Donor Program
HealthONE Alliance - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

4/95-present Medical Director
Colorado Coagulation Consultants
3177 South Parker Road

1/96 - present National Chairman - Blood and Marrow Transplant Committee
US Oncology

1/97 - present National Chairman - Disease Management Partnership Committee
US Oncology & Alza Pharmaceuticals

1/98 - present National Medical Director
US Oncology - Stem Cell Transplant Research

07/99-present Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Colorado School Medicine

Present - Attending Physician
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers


COMMMITEES:
7/88-6/90   Member - Rocky Mountain Hemophilia Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine
7/88-6/90   Member - Blood Utilization and Review Committee, University of Arizona College of Medicine
7/89-6/90   Course Director - Internal Medicine Elective, Senior Medical Students in Hernatology/Oncology, University of Arizona College of Medicine
11/90-12/92   Member - Tissue and Transfusion Review Committee, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
01/91-01/93   Member - Transfusion Review Committee, St. Joseph's Hospital
03/91-06/96   Member - Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, HealthONE - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
9/91-9/99   Member - Graduate Medical Education Committee, HealthONE Alliance
9/91-9/99   Chairman - Research Committee, HealthONE Alliance
09/91-9/99   Member - Medical Executive Committee HealthONE - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
01/93-present   Chairman - Transfusion Review Committee HealthONE - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical, Center
09/93-present   Member - Medical Quality Management Committee HealthONE - Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
05/95-6/98   Chairman - HealthONE Alliance Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
10/95-9/99   Member - HealthONE Alliance Board of Trustees
10/95-9/99   Member - HealthONE Alliance Board of Directors
12/95-present   Chairman - Blood Committee-Colorado Division of Columbia/HCA
10/96-10/98   Member - Scientific Advisory Board - Cancer League of Colorado
06/99-present   Clinical Research Advisory Board, US Oncology

HONORS AND AWARDS:
The Colorado College
1974 Honors at Entrance
1975-78 Dean's List for Academic Excellence
1977 Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major
1978 Otis A. Sames Award - Chemistry Department
University of Colorado School of Medicine
1979-82 Recognition for Superior Academic Performance
Curriculum and Promotions Committee
University of Colorado School of Medicine
1979 Lange Award - Outstanding Freshman Medical Student
1980 Denver Medical Auxiliary Award
Superior Achievement as a Sophomore Medical Student
1982 E. G. Stoiber Award
Outstanding Performance as a Junior Medical Student
1982 Joseph and Regina Glaser Research Prize
Outstanding Research as a Medical Student
1982 Joan A. Kroc Award
Outstanding Manuscript of Medical Student Research
1982 Gold Headed Cane Award
Outstanding Future Promise as a Physician
Post-Graduate
1998 Trailblazer Award - National Marrow Donor Program

HONOR SOCIETES:
National Honor Society (1974)
Phi Beta Kappa (1976)
Alpha Omega Alpha (1981)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American College of Physicians (Fellow)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association of Blood Banks
Colorado Medical Society
Denver Medical Society
Southwest Oncology Group (1988-1990)
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (1990-present)
Hemophilia Research Society
International Society for Hemostasis and Thrombosis
American Society for Apheresis
International Society for Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
American Society of Clinical Pathology

INSPECTOR:
College of American Pathologists (Inspector #1010666)

FUNDED RESEARCH:
A Phase II/III Open Label Randomized No Treatment Concurrent Controlled Study of a Single
Dose Tin Ethyl Etiopurpurin (SnET2) Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in the Treatment of
AIDS-Associated Kapsoi's Sarcoma - 07/15/95 Amount of Award: $60,000
A Phase II/III Open Label Randomized No Treatment Concurrent Controlled Study of a Single
Dose Tin Ethyl Etiopurpurin (SnET2) Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in the of Patients with
Advanced Breast Cancer who have Failed Radiation Therapy for the Management of Cutaneous
Metastatic Breast Carcinoma - 08/20/96 Amount of Award: $45,000
Randomized Study of PROCRIT (Epoeitin Alpha) in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients with
Anemia after Bone Marrow of Stem Cell Transplantation and High-Dose Chemotherapy -
05/13/97 Amount of Award: $15,000
Novartis: Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter Trial comparing Two Schedules of
CGP46614 to Prevent/Alleviate Chemotherapy Induced Oral Mucositis Amount Award: $80,000
LIPOSOME: An Open Labeled Multicenter, Pilot Study of Abelcet (Amphatericin-B Lipid
Complex Injection) in the Fungal Prophylaxis of Patients Undergoing Unrelated Donor or
Mismatched Family-Related Donor Stem Cell Transplantation - 07/15/98 Amount of Award:
$60, 000
A Phase II, Multicenter, Open Label, Dose Escalation Clinical Trial Examining Multiple
Intravenous Infusions of Four Doses of ABX-CBL, Monoclonal Antibody in Patients with
Steroid Resistant Acute GVHD - Amount of Award: $32,000
A Phase II/III Multicenter, Open Label Clinical Trial Evaluating ABX-CBL when Compared to
ATGAM/Thymoglobulin as Second Line Therapy in Patients with Steroid Resistant Acute Graft
Versus Host Disease - 09/15/99 Amount of Award: $76,000