240 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine D r. Lawrence D. Petz received an MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1955. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1962 and was re-certified in 1974, and certified as a Diplomate with a subspecialty in hematology in 1974. He was president of the California Blood Bank Society from 1998 to 1999 and amember of the California Blood Bank Society Board of Directors from 1994 to 2000. Dr. Petz was chief of the Hematology Immunology Research Unit, Institutes of Medical Sciences and the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco; section head of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Services; chairman of the Division of Medicine and director of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology at City of Hope National Medical Center; and professor of pathology and director of transfusion medicine at UCLA Medical Center from 1987 to 2000. Since 2001, he has been the medical director of the StemCyte International Cord Blood Bank. Dr. Petz has received numerous citations and awards including theLifeTimeAchievementAward from AABB in 2011; International Cord Blood Symposium Leadership Award from 2003 to 2014; Ruth Sanger Oration from the Australasian Society of BloodTransfusion in 1990; TransfusionMedicine Academic Award from NHLBI in 1989; Argencord Lectureship in Argentina in 2007; Congres De La LAWRENCE D. PETZ, MD MEDICAL DIRECTOR StemCyte International Cord Blood Bank Baldwin Park, CA HEALTH AND WELLNESS Societe Internationale D’Hematologie in Paris in 1978; Tibor Greenwalt Scientific Memorial Award and Lectureship in 1996; Emily Cooley Award from AABB in 1991; Morten Grove RasmussenMemorial Award fromAABB in 1994; President’s Award from AABB in 2017; and Owen Thomas Award from CBBS in 1997. Dr. Petz has contributed to scientific books as co-author of two editions of “Immune Hemolytic Anemias” in 1980 and 2004; co-editor of three editions of “Clinical Practice of Transfusion Medicine” in 1981, 1989 and 1995, and co-author of “Clinical BoneMarrowTransplantation” in 1983. He is author or co-author of over 250 publications in major medical journals, which emphasize immune hemolytic anemias, transfusionmedicine, immunohematologic problems associated with bone marrow transplantation, and suggestions for curing HIV by performing hematopoietic transplantation with naturally mutated cord blood stem cells.