Our Team

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Eliane GLUCKMAN

Title : MD, PhD, Professor
Team : Eurocord & Monacord
Status: President of EUROCORD
E: egluckman@centrescientifique.mc

Professor Eliane GLUCKMAN is the founder and president of EUROCORD and the current president of the European School of Hematology (ESH) Professor in Hematology, she was Head of the BMT unit and the Director of the bone marrow transplant program at the Saint Louis hospital,Paris, France.

Prof. Gluckman is well known for her important contributions to transplantation.

She performed in 1988 the first successful human umbilical cord blood transplant and, with colleague Hal Broxmeyer, PhD, successfully showed that unrelated cord blood could be used as a source of hematopoietic stem cells.

Prof. Gluckman is a founding member and former president of the European Group of Bone Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and the French Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation (SFGM). She founded and directed EUROCORD and NETCORD organizations.

Professor Gluckman has received a number of awards and honors, including the Ham-Wasserman-Lecture of the American Society of Hematology in 2001. She has been awarded the Légion d'honneur and the Ordre du mérité in France and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel in 2005.

Professor Gluckman has established a reputation as a leading physician and researcher. She has published more than 800 articles in peer reviewed international journals.

Her research continue to focus on Stem Cell Transplantation, Aplastic Anemia, Fanconi Anemia, congenital bone marrow failure, hemoglobin disorders, hematopoiesis and umbilical cord blood (biology, transplantation and innovative therapies).

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Eurocord Monaco

MONACORD is a clinical research organisation, which has established at the Centre Scientifique de Monaco

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Agnes Devergie

Title : MD
Team : Eurocord
Status: Senior consultant
E: agnes.devergie@sls.aphp.fr

Agnès Devergie is a clinical hematologist and stem cell transplantation physician. She was a senior consultant and member of the BMT team at the Hopital Saint Louis, Paris, since 1990. She is a founding member and a former president of the “Intergroupe d’etude de la LMC en Ile de France” (IGLMC).

She is a founding of the France Intergroup des Leucemies Myeloides Chroniques (Fi LMC), & the international observatory for Sickle cell disease. She is member of many international societies including the EBMT, SFGM, ISEH, SFH, EHA and ASH.

Dr. Devergie is well known for her interest in in CML and GVHD and her important contribution to transplantation.

She is author of hundreds articles in peer reviewed journals Her research continues to focus on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Graft versus host disease, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Hemoglobin disorders and Umbilical cord blood (biologie, transplantation & innovative therapies)

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Hanadi Rafii

Title : MD
Team : Eurocord
Status: Research Physician
E: hanadi.rafii-elayoubi@sls.aphp.fr

Dr. Hanadi Rafii El Ayoubi is a clinical hematologist and a stem cell transplantation physician.

She obtained her MD and board certification in Clinical Hematology from the Claude Bernard University of Lyon, and her certification in Clinical Oncology from the University of Paris IX, France. In 1998, Dr. Rafii worked as a physician in the Stem Cell Transplantation unit lead by Professor Eliane Gluckman at Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, and as was member of the EBMT / Eurocord Clinical research team. Dr. Rafii then completed a Cancer research fellowship at the Gustave Roussy Institute and received her DESC in Cancer Research from the University of Paris IX. In 2005, she joined the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) in Qatar as program director to implement the Stem Cell Transplantation program.

She was then appointed as Head of Clinical Hematology and Chief of staff in 2006 and Medical Director of the NCCCR in 2012. She led the hospital to a successful JCI accreditation, and led the implementation of the Qatar National Cancer Strategy in Hamad Medical Corporation.

Since November 2014, she is a “Praticien attaché” in the Hematology department of Saint-Louis hospital, Paris, France and a research physician at Eurocord.

She has to her credit many research endeavors and successful ventures in clinical care of patients with cancer. She is the Primary Investigator of many basic research projects. She has received several awards including the Qatar Foundation Distinguished Award of the best Biomedical research of the year 2011, for her collaborative research work on Leukemia Initiating Cells.

Her main research interest includes stem cell transplantation and Stem cell research. Her research activity focuses on strategies to target Leukemia initiating cells, immune modulation post transplant, as well as cord blood transplantation and innovative therapies.

Barbara Cappelli attended the medical school at the University of Genova, Italy, where she completed her medical degree in 2001 and Pediatric specialty training in 2006.

She acquired a large experience in pediatric hematology and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells, working as a specialty physician in the Immuno-hematology and bone marrow transplant unit at the San Raffaele del Monte Tabor Hospital , in Milan, then in pediatric stem cell transplantation unit of Genova hospital, Italy.

In January 2014, she joined the team of Eurocord / Monacord in Monaco as a research physician.

Research interest:
  • Hémoglobin disorders
  • Hematopoietic stem cells Transplantation
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Annalisa Ruggeri

Title : MD
Team : Eurocord
Status: Consultant
Email: annalisa.ruggeri@sat.aphp.fr

Dr. Annalisa Ruggeri received her Medical degree from University of Messina Medical School, Italy, in 2004. She completed her Hematology residency at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milano, Italy in 2008. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD in Hematologic Research by the University of Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy. In addition, Annalisa also completed university training (D.U) in Clinical Research Statistics and Methodology at the Pierre and Marie Currie University and Clinical Research Project Coordination at University Paris Diderot, both in Paris, France.

From 2006 through 2007 Annalisa worked as a junior physician in the San Raffaele Hospital in Milano, Italy. In 2007 she was awarded the EBMT-AMGEN fellowship and completed one year training at the Hospital Saint Louis, Paris, France (Pediatric Bone marrow Transplant Unit and Eurocord).

Since 2007, Annalisa has been working at Eurocord as a Research Physician where she coordinates the research staff and actively participates in the clinical studies performed at Eurocord. Recently, Annalisa has also joined the Bone Marrow Transplant team at the Saint Antoine Hospital in Paris, France where she works as a staff physician, while continuing her research activities with Eurocord.

Annalisa has participated as a speaker of many international conferences and she is an active member of the European Hematology Association, the “Societe Française de Greffe de Moelle et Therapie Cellulaire” and of the European Bone Marrow Transplantation group, from which she is the Chair of the Cord Blood Committee since 2014.


Research interest:
  • Cord blood transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases
  • Clinical research and statistics
  • Allogeneic stem cells transplantation strategies from sibling and alternative donors in hematological patients
  • Transplant management and GvHD
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Hemoglobinopaties and inherited disorders of hematopoiesis.
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Vanderson Rocha

Title : MD
Team : Eurocord
Status: Consultant
Email: rocha.vanderson@hotmail.fr

Graduated in Medicine in Brazil. In 1994, he won a fellowship from the “College de Medecine des Hopitaux de Paris” and he went to the Hôpital St. Louis (Paris) to train in the clinical aspects of stem cell transplantation under the direction of Prof. E. Gluckman. Gradually, he became involved with the Cord Blood Transplant Group (Eurocord) and, since 1996, he has been the clinical coordinator and scientific director of this successful project supported by the European Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (EBMT) and by the grants of the European Union.

Concurrently, he carried-out basic research related to the biology of hematopoietic cells and biotechnological therapeutics. He obtained his PhD from the University of Paris in 2001. In 2004, he was elected by European transplant centers as a chairman of the Acute Leukemia Working Party of the EBMT, until 2010.

He was an invited professor of the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, conducting collaborative studies between Eurocord and CIBMTR, from 2007 to 2008.

Currently, he is the scientific Director of Eurocord registry, head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since October 2012, he is Professor of Haematology at the University of Oxford, UK and medical director of the British Blood and Marrow donor registry and cord blood bank in England.

Research interest:
  • Clinical research on the aspects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (cord blood, acute leukemia, gene polymorphisms)
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Federica Giannotti

Title : MD
Team : Monacord
Status: Clinical research Attachée
Email: federica.giannotti@sls.aphp.fr

Born in Rome in 1978, during my childhood I have traveled a lot following my father in his business trips.

I did my studies in the French school system and upon my return to my hometown, I started my medical studies and completed my specialty in Hematology.

Having been involved since the beginning of my clinical career in the field of stem cell transplantation, I moved to Paris in 2013, to work in Eurocord as full-time clinical research physician.

In December 2013, I resumed a clinical activity in the Hematology and Stem Cell transplantation unit of Saint Antoine Hospital in Paris, but I kept my collaboration with Eurocord in the field of umbilical cord blood research.

Research interest:
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hematological malignancies

Annalisa PAVIGLIANITI

Title : MD
Team : Eurocord
Status: Research physician
E: annalisa.paviglianiti@sls.aphp.fr

Born in Reggio Calabria in 1984, she attended the Medical School at the Campus Bio-Medico University in Rome where she had her medical degree in medicine in 2008 and completed her specialty in Hematology in 2014.

From January to June 2014 she attended as visiting fellow the Molecular Cytogenetics Unit of the Centro de Investigación del Cáncer in Salamanca, Spain, focused on cytogenetics and nextgeneration sequencing for hematological disorders. In January 2015 she moved to Paris to start working as a Research Physician at Eurocord.

Research interest:
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Umbilical cord blood transplantation.

Fernanda VOLT

Title : Medical Technologist
Team : Eurocord
Status: Clinial Research Assistant
E: fernanda.volt@sls.aphp.fr

Fernanda Volt is currently working as a Data Manager/Research Coordinator at Eurocord, Paris. She originally from Brazil, but lived for 14 years in the United States were she obtained her American citizenship.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Medical and Research Technology at University of Maryland at Baltimore, USA. She is currently enrolled at the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she is aspiring to obtain a master degree in Epidemiology.

Her previous work experience was at Georgetown University hospital where she works in a clinical microbiology laboratory, and later in the Cell Processing/Engineering laboratory. In the latest, she was responsible for setting up a Tissue Bank, laboratory quality management and cell processing for the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

Prior to moving to France, she worked at University of Maryland Medical System where she was responsible for data and quality Management of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

Chantal KENZEY

Title : Research Assistant
Team : Eurocord
Status: Clinical Research Assiistant
E: chantal.kenzey@sls.aphp.fr

My years within Eurocord constitute the beginning of my new life!! In fact, my studies at the « Ecole du Louvre » and my previous activity as expert in old masters drawings do not really drive me into clinical research.

However, the vicissitudes of life and my meeting with Eliane Gluckman and her team were crutial to make me go back to school in Paris-Diderot with the goal to better assist physicians in their research.

I am fortunate to contribute very modestly to the development of research in cord blood transplantation and to meet with wonderful people devoting their lives to improve our existence.

Hiromi Hayashi

Title : MD
Team : Eurocord
Status : Research physician
E: hiromi.hayashi-ext@aphp.fr

Graduated from Nippon Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2009. She finished her residency program in Nippon Medical University Hospital in 2009-2011 and completed her training of internal medicine and started Hematology residency in Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical center from 2011-2015. She has also studied in Hematology/Oncology department in George Washington University in USA as a medical exchanged student in 2007 and received Grade of Honor. She has many experience of diagnosis and treatment of newly diagnosis of hematological abnormality with and without hematological malignancies, and hematological stem cell transplantation especially by umbilical cord blood. In October 2015, she has started working as a Research Physician at Eurocord.

Research interest:
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hematological Malignancies
  • Long Term Follow Up for Young Adult and Adolescent

Alexandre GOUTAGNY

Title : Executive Assistant
Team : Eurocord
E: agoutagny@centrescientifique.mc

Alexandre Goutagny is the Executive assistant of Monacord in the Scientific Centre of Monaco He holds a Master in International Relations and International Business University of Paris IV Sorbonne, 2012

He is responsible of:

  1. Management of Eurocord
  2. Public relation
  3. Participation to the organisation of major events (Congresses, Seminars and Symposium)
  4. Preparation of the budget and annual reports