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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Walter Longo is a tenured transplant physician for the adult bone marrow transplant program. His fellowship began in 1982, and in 1986 Dr. Longo joined the faculty of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. In conjunction with the other transplant physicians, he provides inpatient and outpatient care for adult transplant patients as well as outreach clinical services in Portage, Wisconsin. In addition, Dr. Longo has developed autologous and allogeneic transplant protocols for several hematologic diseases and has acted as principal investigator on multi-institution, industry-related clinical trials.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Internship Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical School University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Longo's current research activities include immunotherapy after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, non-myeloablative stem cell transplantation, and treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myelogenous leukemia.

PubMed Articles
Chang JE Carmichael LL Kim K Peterson C Yang DT Traynor AM Werndli JE Huie MS McFarland TA Volk M Blank J Callander NS Longo WL Kahl BS VcR-CVAD Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Maintenance Rituximab Produces Durable Remissions in Mantle Cell Lymphoma: A Wisconsin Oncology Network Study. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk . 2018 Jan;18(1):e61-e67
[PubMed ID: 29191715]
Azari AA Karadag R Kanavi MR Nehls S Barney N Kim K Longo W Hematti P Juckett M Safety and efficacy of autologous serum eye drop for treatment of dry eyes in graft-versus-host disease. Cutan Ocul Toxicol . 2017 Jun;36(2):152-156
[PubMed ID: 27380960]
Laport GG Wu J Logan B Bachanova V Hosing C Fenske T Longo W Devine SM Nademanee A Gersten I Horowitz M Lazarus HM Riches ML Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network. Reduced-Intensity Conditioning with Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and High-Dose Rituximab for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Follicular Lymphoma: A Phase Two Multicenter Trial from the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant . 2016 Aug;22(8):1440-1448
[PubMed ID: 27118571]
Callander N Markovina S Eickhoff J Hutson P Campbell T Hematti P Go R Hegeman R Longo W Williams E Asimakopoulos F Miyamoto S Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma treated with bortezomib, doxorubicin and low-dose dexamethasone: a study from the Wisconsin Oncology Network. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol . 2014 Oct;74(4):875-82
[PubMed ID: 25168296]
Simondsen KA Reed MP Mably MS Zhang Y Longo WL Retrospective analysis of fluoroquinolone prophylaxis in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Oncol Pharm Pract . 2013 Dec;19(4):291-7
[PubMed ID: 23184539]
Chang JE Peterson C Choi S Eickhoff JC Kim K Yang DT Gilbert LA Rogers ES Werndli JE Huie MS McFarland TA Volk M Blank J Callander NS Longo WL Kahl BS VcR-CVAD induction chemotherapy followed by maintenance rituximab in mantle cell lymphoma: a Wisconsin Oncology Network study. Br J Haematol . 2011 Oct;155(2):190-7
[PubMed ID: 21848883]
Chang JE Seo S Kim KM Werndli JE Bottner WA Rodrigues GA Sanchez FA Saphner TJ Longo WL Kahl BS Rituximab and CHOP chemotherapy plus GM-CSF for previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the elderly: a Wisconsin oncology network study. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk . 2010 Oct;10(5):379-84
[PubMed ID: 21030351]
Chang JE Medlin SC Kahl BS Longo WL Williams EC Lionberger J Kim K Kim J Esterberg E Juckett MB Augmented and standard Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster chemotherapy for treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma . 2008 Dec;49(12):2298-307
[PubMed ID: 19052977]
Agriantonis DJ Perlman SB Longo WL F-18 FDG PET imaging of GVHD-associated polymyositis. Clin Nucl Med . 2008 Oct;33(10):688-9
[PubMed ID: 18806568]
Chang JE Juckett MB Callander NS Kahl BS Gangnon RE Mitchell TL Longo WL Thalidomide maintenance following high-dose melphalan with autologous stem cell support in myeloma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma . 2008 Jun;8(3):153-8
[PubMed ID: 18650178]
Kujawski LA Longo WL Williams EC Turman NJ Brandt N Mosher DF Eickhoff JC Kahl BS A 5-drug regimen maximizing the dose of cyclophosphamide is effective therapy for adult Burkitt or Burkitt-like lymphomas. Cancer Invest . 2007 Mar;25(2):87-93
[PubMed ID: 17453819]
Fenske TS Kahl BS Eickhoff J Mitchell TL Smith EP Atkinson E McCoy AG Eckstein L Flynn B McMannes J Howard S Longo WL Excessive toxicity of the high dose thiotepa and etoposide regimen when combined with radiation: Long-term autologous transplantation experience in follicular and mantle cell lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma . 2005 Oct;46(10):1441-8
[PubMed ID: 16194889]
Kahl BS Bailey HH Smith EP Turman N Smith J Werndli J Williams EC Longo WL Kim KM McGovern J Jumonville A Phase II study of weekly low-dose paclitaxel for relapsed and refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a Wisconsin Oncology Network Study. Cancer Invest . 2005;23(1):13-8
[PubMed ID: 15779863]