Title: Medical Director
Company: StemCyte Cord Blood Bank
Location: Baldwin Park, California, United States
Lawrence D. Petz, MD, Medical Director at StemCyte Cord Blood Bank, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in hematology.
During his collegiate years at the University of Illinois, Dr. Petz unearthed his passion for medicine upon taking various science courses. Deciding to become a doctor, he earned a Bachelor of Science before going on to earn his Doctor of Medicine. In the following years, he completed residencies and fellowships at Cook County Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. Prior to commencing his career in the medical industry, he became certified through the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as in the subspecialty of hematology. Further, Dr. Petz is licensed to practice in the states of California and Illinois.
Throughout his many years of career success, Dr. Petz has upheld multiple roles of distinction. From 1957 until 1959, he served as the chief of the department of medicine for the Walker Air Force Hospital. He went on to serve as the chief of the department of medicine within the hematology immunology research unit at the Harkness Community Hospital and Medical Center. Later, from 1987 until 2000, Dr. Petz entered the educational side of his industry as a professor within the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Currently, he is demonstrating consistent success as the medical director at the StemCyte International Cord Blood Center.
Outside of his primary ventures, Dr. Petz is a prolific writer and author. He has worked on numerous esteemed publications, including his most recent endeavor as the co-author of, “Effect of Cord Blood Processing on Transplantation Outcomes After Single Myloablative Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation,” within the Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Journal. In his free time, he enjoys listening to classical music, watching tennis matches and playing the French horn. Looking toward the future, Dr. Petz strives to find a cure for HIV.
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