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Robert Rifkin, MD, FACP

Dr. Rifkin has over 20 years of experience in cellular therapy focusing on the clinical aspects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He has been responsible for the creation and accreditation of two hematopoietic stem cell transplant programs. Dr Rifkin remains active in the National Marrow Donor Program in the collection of bone marrows and peripheral blood progenitor cells. Prior to his current position as an attending physician in the Department of Cellular Therapy at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, he was actively involved in FACT since its inception, and was a participant in the writing of the Fourth Edition of the Standards. Dr Rifkin continues to focus on the role of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the treatment of multiple myeloma. He is also actively involved in the development of biosimilars and their introduction into the United States marketplace.

Areas of Expertise

Evaluation of Cellular Therapy Programs with a focus on clinical aspects, quality management, quality systems, and document control. Ability to organize and write policies and procedures, and specializing in audits.

Scope of Experience

25 years of clinical experience in clinical aspects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
15 years of experience as Chair of the Institutional Review Board serving a large hospital system
Performed over 600 bone marrow collections and over 2000 PBPC apheresis procedures

Market Sector Focus

Hematopoietic stem cell collection and clinical program
Bone marrow collection
Development and implementation of quality programs

Relevant Assignments


  • Performed nearly 20 FACT Cell Therapy Clinical Program Inspections
  • Member of FACT Education Committee
  • Member of FACT Grievance Committee
  • Associate Chair, Hematology Research Committee, US Oncology Network
  • Medical Director, Biosimilars, Mckesson Specialty Heath | US Oncology Research

Qualifications & Registrations

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Fellow in the American College of Physicians
  • Doctor of Medicine (with honors) – University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor – Division of Medical Oncology – University of Colorado Denver


As a Matter of FACT

Almost all FACT operations are created and implemented through committees of volunteer experts.

Accreditation Success Story

Quality is The Standard at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is recognized as No. 1 in cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey, in part due to our FACT accreditation. Read more

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