Henrique Bittencourt , M.D. , Ph.D.
    Henrique Bittencourt
    Research Axis
    Immune Disorders and Cancers

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    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Montreal (since 2010)


    • 2002 Doctorate (PhD) in Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS), Brazil. He defended his PhD dissertation (Association of CD34 cell dose with hematopoietic recovery, infections, and other outcomes after identical HLA-identical sibling bone marrow transplantation) on March 27, 2002.
    • 2000 Fellowship, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France
    • 2000 University degree “Infection in Hemato-Oncology,” Paris 12 Val de Marne University - Paris-Val-de-Marne, France.
    • 1999 University degree “Cell Therapy,” Paris 7 Denis-Diderot University, Paris, France.
    • 1998 MSc in Health, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He defended his Master’s thesis (Use of hematopoietic growth factors in relapsed or refractory acute leukemia patients treated with high-dose chemotherapies) on July 17, 1998.
    • 1996 Residency in Hematology, Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital (Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    • 1993 Residency in Internal Medicine, Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    • 1990 Medical Studies: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

    Research Interests

    • Treatment of acute, chronic, de novo and relapsed leukemias
    • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, in particular cord blood transplantation;
    • Transplantation conditioning regimens
    • Transplantation complications
    • Graft-vs-Host (GVH) disease and graft-vs-Leukemia (GVL) effect

    Career Summary

    Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Montreal, since 2010.

    Initial training in internal medicine and hematology at Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

    Complementary training in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France.

    His career began in the Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Department at Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil. He then created and coordinated the Bone Marrow Transplantation Department of the Santa Casa Hospital Complex, Porto Alegre, Brazil. At the end of 2004, he joined the hemato-oncology team at the Clinical Hospital of the Minas Gerais Federal University in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he coordinated the bone marrow transplantation program and was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the Minas Gerais Federal University.

    At the beginning of 2010, he joined the hemato-oncology team (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program) at the Sainte-Justine UHC.


    39th. Annual Meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2012. Impact of thiotepa-busulfan-fludarabine versus cyclophosphamide-based myeloablative conditioning regimen on outcomes after single unrelated cord blood transplantation for adults with haematological malignancies according to disease status.

    Reunion Clinique du Service d’Hématologie - l’Hôpital Saint Antoine. Conférencier invité : "Amélioration des Résultats du Traitement de la Leucémie Aiguë Promyélocytaire dans les Pays en Voie de Développement - International Consortium on Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (IC-APL) Study Group / La Dose des Cellules CD34+ et la Récuperation Hématopoïétique, les Infections et d'autres Résultats Clinique après la Greffe de Moelle Osseuse Geno-Identique".

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