Please join us in congratulating one of DBA’s true heroes, Jeffrey M. Lipton, MD, PhD, Director, Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. On June 12, 2013, Dr. Lipton was honored by the National Cancer Center for his outstanding career of advancing science. His extensive research in hematology and stem cell transplantation has changed the lives of many patients.

One of those patients is ten year old DBA patient, Katie Trebing. Katie, along with four other of Dr. Lipton’s patients, received Courage Awards during the event.  Katie underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2006 and is a testament to both courage and spirit. Katie’s mother, Stacy, added,

“There are hundreds of DBA patients who are courageous every day; their families are courageous every day. We represented the hundreds of patients with DBA whose lives have been touched by Dr. Lipton. Katie humbly accepted her award knowing that we represent an entire community full of courage and drive.”

We are grateful to Dr. Lipton for his dedication and commitment to Diamond Blackfan Anemia and our patients. We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and wish him continued success! Congratulations, Dr. Lipton! Congratulations Katie and family!  Thank you!