Dr. Gregory Yanik has been a faculty member within the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and Division at the University of Michigan since 1992. He was born and raised in the Detroit area, attended medical school at Wayne State University and trained in hematology-oncology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He and his wife Marybeth have three grown children. Dr. Yanik has been the recipient of many prestigious awards in recognition of his contributions to medical research, clinical care, and education, including the Leland and Elaine Blatt Professorship of Pediatric Oncology, the University of Michigan Pediatric Teacher of the Year Award, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Chairman’s Citation for Outstanding Service. Dr. Yanik is the founder of and chairs the Executive Committee for the Children’s Hematology Alliance of Michigan (CHAMI), a unique alliance of pediatric hematology/practice teams in the State of Michigan whose goal is to continuously improve the quality of care for children with these medical conditions regardless of where they are treated in the State. In addition to these many activities, Dr. Yanik makes time to serve on the Executive Committee for Make a Wish Michigan.