Oncology and Hematology

M. Anne Kessinger, M.D.

Dr. KessingerProfessor, Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology & Oncology

Academic office:
UNMC Oncology/Hematology Division
987680 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 681980-7680

Main practice location:
Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center
Lied Transplant Center
987835 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7835
Ph. 402-559-5166
Fax 402-559-6520

Cancer Center at Village Pointe
111 North 175th Street
Omaha, NE 68118
Ph. 402-596-3100

1959-1963 West Virginia University
1963 West Virginia University, Graduate College
1963-1967 West Virginia University, School of Medicine
1967-1968 University of Nebraska Hospital, Straight Medicine Internship
1968-1970 University of Nebraska Hospital, Internal Medicine
1970-1972 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Fellowship in Clinical Oncology

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center University Hospital

Lung cancer, Melanoma and Sarcoma

Biographical Sketch:

Dr Kessinger is Professor of Medicine and has been on faculty at UNMC since 1972. She served as Chief in the Division of Oncology/Hematology from 1991 to 1999. Dr. Kessinger received her residency and fellowship training in Oncology at UNMC. She is currently the Associate Director for Clinical Research of the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center. Dr. Kessinger takes care of patients with solid tumors, specifically lung and skin cancers. Dr. Kessinger is also the Chair of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Scientific Review Committee at UNMC and is an active member / consultant of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network. Dr. Kessinger has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles in various medical journals. Dr. Kessinger reviews for various medical, hematology and oncology journals. Dr. Kessinger is an outstanding researcher and is credited along with her colleagues at UNMC, for her pioneering contributions in the use of peripheral stem cells in transplantation.

Select Publications:

Kessinger A, Foler JF, Lemon HM. Therapeutic management of small cell lung cancer. JAMA 250:3188-3191.

Kessinger A, Armitage JO, Landmark JD, et al. Autologous peripheral hematopoietic stem cell transplantation restores hematopoietic function following ablative therapy. Blood 71:723-727, 1988.

Kessinger A, Armitage JO, Smith DM, et al. High-dose therapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for patients with lymphoma. Blood 74:1260-1265, 1989

Kessinger A, Bierman PJ, Vose JM, et al. High dose cyclophosphamide, carmustine and etoposide followed by autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation for patients with relapsed Hodgkin's disease. Blood 77:2322-2325, 1991.

Thompson AB, Kessinger A, Sharp JG. A pilot evaluation of micrometastasis for the prediction of outcome in lung cancer. Chest 125:156S-157S, 2004.