Dr. Pavletic received his M.D. from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia in 1979. In 1992, he completed a clinical fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, WA. In 1995, he completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, and completed his hematology and oncology fellowship in June 1997. Until October 2002, Dr. Pavletic served as the director of the Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Program at UNMC.

In 2002, Dr. Pavletic received an appointment at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Currently he is the Head of the Graft-versus-Host and Autoimmunity Section in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, also he is an adjunct professor of medicine at the Georgetown University, Lombardi Cancer Center. In October 2006 Dr. Pavletic received the NCI Director’s award for his achievements in developing national and international consensus guidelines for clinical trials in chronic GVHD, which is one of main complications of bone marrow transplantation. He authored more than 250 scientific papers and is also active in promoting US-American collaborations in oncology. He is the co-founder of “Hrvatska Ura”, the organization of Croatian community in Washington DC region. http://croura.org/about.html. Since 2015 he is serving as the ACAP Vice-President. In June 2018 Dr. Pavletic became the corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


  • University of Zagreb School of Medicine (M.D., 1979)

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