Dr. Cairo is currently the Associate Chairman and Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York Medical College (NYMC). His additional current leadership positions include being the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Director of the Childhood and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Disease Center, Medical and Scientific Director of the Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), Medical Director of the WMC Hematotherapy Program and Co-Chair of the WMC Cancer Committee. Dr. Cairo’s additional academic appointments include being a Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Cell Biology and Anatomy and Public Health at NYMC.
Dr. Cairo has over 400 peer reviewed publications, over 1000 national and international abstract presentations, over 45 book chapters and edited 2 textbooks. Dr. Cairo is an international leader in the biology and treatment of childhood and adolescent lymphomas and leukemias, stem cell transplantation, developmental therapeutics, experimental hematopoiesis and immunology and stem cell biology and regenerative therapy. Dr. Cairo was a pioneer in the use of cord blood stem cells for treating pediatric malignant and non-malignant disease, the use of cord blood stem cells for potential regenerative therapy and stem cell transplantation for sickle cell disease.