Pavletić Steven Živko

Corresponding members IV. Department of Medical Sciences
Pavletić Steven Živko

Date of birth:

  • 1956

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb


Pavletić Steven Živko

Corresponding members IV. Department of Medical Sciences

Academic titles:

  • profess doctor of science

Membership in the Academyi:

  • corresponding member  – Department of Medical Sciences (5/10/2018 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Steven Živko Pavletić was born on January 25, 1956, in Zagreb, and in 1979 he graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, where he completed his specializations in internal medicine and hematology in 1989. He is head of the Department of Autoimmunity and Bone Marrow Transplant Complications at the Department of Experimental Transplantation and Immunology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USA. He is also a professor of medicine and oncology at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Since 1999 he has been associate professor and director of the Center for Allogenenic Bone Marrow Transplantation. In 2006, he received the Director’s Award of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his achievements in achieving national and international consensus in the field of chronic GVHD. Professor Pavletić is head of the NIH GVHD consensus in 2005 and 2014. He is the dean of the American Society of Hematology’s Immunotherapy Task Force. He is the author of over 250 scientific papers and numerous chapters in the field of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. He is the editor of the first textbook on chronic GVHD.

Professor Pavletić has always dedicated part of his work to cooperation with Croatia through professional and scientific meetings and the organization of study stays in the USA and mentoring younger colleagues. He started an NIH – Croatian project on strategies for the development of oncology and the fight against cancer in Croatia, for which he received the Award of the Croatian Oncology Society in 2007. He is a visiting lecturer at the School of Medicine in Zagreb. In 2013, he spent two months at the University Hospital Center Zagreb (Rebro) in Zagreb, where he and his colleagues, many of whom are his former students, founded the now internationally recognized multidisciplinary study group for the research and treatment of GVHD.

Professor Pavletić is very active in connecting the Croatian diaspora in the USA with his homeland.