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Brett J. Loechelt, MD

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Allergy and Immunology

Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
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Specialties: Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
National Provider Identifier1477631679

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia

6565 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Phone: 703-531-DOCS (3627)
Fax: 703-531-1590

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Brett J. Loechelt, MD, is the director of Clinical Immunology and the William and Shirley Howard Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory at Children’s National.

Dr. Loechelt has expertise in transplants for non-malignant disorders with a special concentration in transplants for immunologic and autoimmune disorders. His research interests include cellular manipulation to reduce the risk of graft versus host disease and enrich graft versus tumor effects.

Since 2003, Dr. Loechelt has had continuous research support working with the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a National Institutes of Health-funded project, to investigate immune-based interventions to treat and prevent type 1 diabetes mellitus in children, adolescents, and young adults.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Florida State College Jacksonville, FLBachelor of Science BS 1981 -1984
Medical School University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FLDoctor of Medicine 1984 -1988
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberEuropean Society for Immunodeficiencies2003 - 2009
MemberAmerican Society for Blood and Marrow Transplant2000 - 2009
MemberAmerican Society for Microbiology1997 - 2009
MemberHistiocyte Society1996 - 2009
MemberClinical Immunology Society1992 - 2009
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorType 1 Diabetes TrialNetNational Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases2003 - 2009
InvestigatorEvaluation of Control Measures against Diseases other than AIDSNational Institutes of Health2002 - 2007
InvestigatorPursuing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care PerformanceRobert Wood Johnson2002 - 2005
Principal InvestigatorB cell Reconstitution following Rituximab Therapy for Refractory Autoimmune CytopeniasNational Institutes of Health2003 - 2004
Read more about the research interests of Brett J. Loechelt
Journal Article, Thorarinsdottir, H.K., Rood, B., Kamani, N., Lafond, D., Perez-Albuerne, E., Loechelt, B., Packer, R.J., MacDonald, T.J. (2006), Outcome for Children<4 years of age with malignant central nervous system tumors treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue, Pediatric Blood Cancer.

Conference Presentation - Workshop, Loechelt, B.J. (2006), EBV Surveillance: What does it mean?, Workshop session presented at the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Steering Committee Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Conference Presentation - Poster, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference (2004), Recent Advances in Molecular Diagnoses of Inherited Immunodeficiencies, Poster session presented at the Implications for Genetic Counselors , Washington, DC

Conference Presentation - Poster, Child Health Corporation of America Performance Improvement National Webcast (2003), Nasogastric Tube Feeding in Children undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation, Washington, DC

Journal Article, Boyer, M.W., Gross, T.G., Loechelt, B.J., Leemhuis, T., Filipovich, A., Harris, R.E. (2003), Low risk of -versus-host disease with transplantation of CD34 selected peripheral blood progenitor cells from alternative donors for Fanconi anemia, Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 25, 11, 890-895.

Journal Article, Gross, T.G., Loechelt, B.J. (2003), Epstein-Barr virus associated disease following blood or marrow transplant, Pediatric Transplant, 44-50.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Loechelt, B.L., Sande, J., Boyer, M., Filipvich, A.H., Harris, R.E., Thompson, B., Smith, F.O., Gross, T.G. (2002), American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Meeting, Poster session presented at the Donor Lymphocyte infusions (DLI) in Pediatric Patients with Non-malignant Diseases following Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Orlando, FL

Journal Article, Filipovich, A.H., Sone, J.V., Tomany, S.C., Ireland, M., Kollman, C., Pelz, C.J., Casper, J.T., Cowan, M.J. JR, Fasth, A., Gale, R.P., Junker, A., Kamani, N.R., Loechelt, B.J., Pietryga, D.W., Ringden (2001), Impact of donor type on outcome of bone marrow transplantation for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, Collaborative study of the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the National Marrow Donoro Program , 97, 6, 1598-1603.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Office of Rare Disease and The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (2000), Stem Cell Transplant for Autoimmune Disease at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Poster session presented at the The Next Step: Development for Autologous Stem CellTransplantation in Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases, Bethesda, MD

Journal Article, Sever, J.L., Raukusan, T.A., Loechelt, B., Schutzbank, T., Zamer, S., O'Donnell, R., Price, M.V. (1999), Variations in HIV-RNA viral load and CD4 counts of infants and Children Receiving Antiretroviral Drug Therapy, Journal of Clinical Virology, 12, 71-74.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Brett Loechelt, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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