Dr. James O. Armitage, a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Nebraska, a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Iowa and a brief stint in private practice in Omaha. He developed and directed the Bone Marrow Transplant program at the University of Iowa and later at the University of Nebraska. At Nebraska he served as Vice-Chair of Internal Medicine, Chief of the Section of Oncology and Hematology, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Dean of the College of Medicine. He currently is The Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Armitage is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology, and a Fellow of both the American and Royal College of Physicians and of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He has served on many national/international oncology committees including the United States National Cancer Advisory Board and the French National Cancer Advisory Board. He is past president of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He has served on the Scientific Committee of the International Congress on Anti-Cancer Treatment in Paris, France, the International Symposium on Hodgkin Lymphoma in Cologne, Germany and the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma in Lugano, Switzerland.
He has numerous honors including the Claude Jacquillat Award for achievement in Clinical Oncology from Paris, the San Salvatore Foundation Research Award from Lugano, Switzerland, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Association of Cancer Research, the Heath Memorial Award from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Robert A. Kyle Award from the Mayo Clinic, and election to the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Armitage has published more than 500 papers, written 110 chapters and is co-editor of 27 books.