Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of the UAMS Myeloma Center. He earned his medical degree from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands and his PhD at the Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, University of London. Dr. van Rhee trained in Internal Medicine and Hematology in the UK, and in Bone Marrow Transplantation at John Radcliffe University Hospital in Oxford and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He holds the Charles and Clydene Scharlau Chair for Hematological Malignancies.
Dr. van Rhee is an international expert on Castleman Disease, with one of the largest populations of Castleman Disease patients in the world. He also is an expert in multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies, with a research focus in immunotherapy.
Dr. van Rhee is a member of the International Society for Cellular Therapy, the International Society for Experimental Hematology, the European Group for Bone and Marrow Transplantation, the Royal college of Physicians (UK), the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), and the American Society of Hematology. He has UK board certification in Internal Medicine and Hematology.