C. Barredo, M.D., has been named director of the Division
of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Miller School.
He is the Toppel Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
as well as associate chair for basic research at Holtz
Children’s Hospital and director of Children’s
Cancer Programs at University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive
Barredo was recruited from the Medical
University of South Carolina, where he has worked for
most of his career. He
leads an active laboratory program that focuses on improving
treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he is
a leader of clinical trials of resistant ALL for the
Oncology Group, the national clinical trials consortium
that involves more than 250 children’s oncology programs.
He also has been an active participant in clinical intervention
studies with children with sickle cell disease. Honors
he has received include the MUSC Mitchell I. Rubin Research
Award, Jolley Foundation Award, and McCallister Research
Barredo will lead the growth of the Miller
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as well as the
experimental therapeutics core of UM/Sylvester.