Dr. Amir Mian, former interim medical director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, is the new chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
As program director, he will reestablish a robust clinical and research program that treats children and adolescents with various types of cancers and blood disorders and complements the well-established Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Georgia Cancer Center. He will seek program accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, or FACT, the internationally recognized standard for hospitals and medical institutions offering stem cell transplants. Mian also will develop a CAR T therapy program for hematological malignancies in children and adolescents and develop of a transplant immune biology program in collaboration with other MCG clinicians and basic and translational scientists.
As chief, Mian also will work to recruit new faculty, increase patient volumes and enhance patient referrals. As a long-term goal, he will develop an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited three-year pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training program that consists of one year of clinical training and two years of research.
In addition to serving as interim director at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Mian also chaired the Bone Marrow Transplant Quality Committee and the Clinical Competency Committee for the hematology/oncology fellowship program. He also served on the Board of Directors for Arkansas’ only pediatric Clinically Integrated Network, ACCN, which helps evaluate the quality of children’s health care across the state.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Hematology Oncology Health Care Delivery and Health Care Policy Work Group and chairs the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (ASPHO) Practice Committee. He is a member of the AAP’s Hematology-Oncology Practice Committee and was the ASPHO representative on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s National Panel on Pediatric Quality Measures from 2018-21.
He is vice chair of the ASPHO Special Interest Group on Informatics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and has been physician leader for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Research Institutions Hematology-Oncology Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections initiative.
Mian earned his medical degree from the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan in 1992. He completed a pediatrics residency, including a year as chief resident, at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York in 2002 and a fellowship in hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation in 2005 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also earned a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and a master’s of business administration, with a focus on health care, from the University of Arkansas in 2017.