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Luis Isola

  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • PROFESSOR Pediatrics
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  • Hematology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, University of Buenos Aires

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Center for Medical Education

  • Fellowship, Hematology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    As leader of the Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) service at Mount Sinai, Dr. Isola promotes clinical and translational research on bone marrow transplantation. He has developed several protocols including non-ablative conditioning for allogeneic transplantation, the use of immunomagnetic technology for stem cell selection in haplo-mismatched transplantation and a combination of these two approaches for unrelated transplantation in older adults. Under his leadership the Mount Sinai BMT service performed the first mismatched transplantation using non-ablative conditioning. It is also one of only a few in the country with a FDA-approved protocol for haplo-mismatched transplantation. This is particularly important for minority populations as it is exceedingly difficult to find matched unrelated donors for patients from minorities. Also under his leadership, Mount Sinai was one of the first centers in the country to offer volunteer, unrelated peripheral blood stem cell collections for allotransplantation under the auspices of the National Marrow Donor Program. Dr. Isola has also been at the forefront in developing computerized systems for data management, capabilities that are crucial for maintaining accreditation by many organizations.


  • 1989 -
    Stratton Foundation Award for Hematology Research

  • 1988 -
    American Society of Hematology Scholar Award
    American Society of Hematology

  • 1985 -
    Research Award, 3rd. Annual Research Day of the Department of Medicine
    Mount Sinai Medical School

  • 1983 -
    Pan American Health Office Fellowship Award
    Pan American Health Organization, W.H.O.

  • 1980 -
    Price & Waterhouse House Staff Award
    Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Medical Education and Clinical Research

  • 1979 -
    Honour Diploma (Summa cum Laude)
    University of Buenos Aires Medical School


Isola L, Gordon J. Anemia in a line of transgenic mice carrying a mutant dihydrofolate-reductase gene. Dev Genet 1988; 9: 181-191.

Isola L, Gordon J. Expression of a mutant dihydrofolate reductase gene in transgenic mice. Dev Genet 1989; 10: 349-355.

Bradbury M, Isola L, Gordon J. Enzymatic amplification of a repeated DNA sequence from the mouse Y chromosome allows identification of sex of preimplantation mouse embryos. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990; 87: 4053-4057.

Isola L, Zhou SL, Kiang C, Stump D, Berk P. Expression of a plasma membrane fatty acid binding protein and a saturable fatty acid uptake mechanism in 3T3 fibroblasts after transfection with a cDNA for mitochondrial glutamic - oxaloacetic transaminase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1995;.

Berk P, Zhou SL, Kiang CL, Stump D, Bradbury M, Isola L. Uptake of long chain free fattyacids is selectively upregulated in adipocytes of Zucker rats with genetic obesity and non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Journal of Biological Chemistry 1997; 272: 8830-8835.

Najfeld V, Burnett W, Vlachos A, Scigliano E, Isola L, Fruchtman S. Interphase FISH analysis of sex mismatched BMT utilizing dual color XY probes. Bone Marrow Transplant 1997; 19: 829-834.

Scaradavou A, Isola L, Rubinstein P, Galperin Y, Najfeld V, Berlin D, Gordon J, Weinberg R. A murine model for human cord blood transplantation: Near-term fetal and neonatal peripheral blood cells can achieve long-term bone marrow engraftment in sublethally irradiated adult recipients. Blood 1997; 89: 1089-1099.

Asch J, Weinberg R, Galperin Y, Kiang L, Mueller L, Jolly D, Isola L. Retroviral gene transfer into cord blood stem/progenitor cells using purified vector stocks. Am J Hematol 1998; 57: 16-23.

Skerrett D, Rosina O, Gudozowaty O, Isola L, Scigliano E, Fruchtman S. Comparative Analysis of HLA-B*8101 by Serology, Isoelectric Focusing, and Sequence-Based Typing. Human Immunology 1999; 60: 168-170.

Isola L, Scigliano E, Fruchtman S. Long Term Followup After Allogeneic G-CSF Primed Bone Marrow Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2000 ; 6: 428.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Isola did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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