Robert V. Emmons, M.D., FACP

Robert Emmons

Robert V. Emmons, M.D., FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-3367 - Academic Office
502-562-4543 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation; Hematology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Hematology

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health

Featured Publications

  • Fidler C, Klumpp T, Mangan K, Martin M, Sharma M, Emmons R, Lu M, Kropf P. Spontaneous graft versus host disease occurring in a patient with multiple myeloma after autologous stem cell transplant. Am J Hematol. 2012 Feb;87(2):219-21. doi: 10.1002/ajh.22227. Epub 2011 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 22189875.
  • Jordan WE 3rd, Emmons R, Vogl D, Morris GJ. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance versus smoldering myeloma: is active surveillance enough? Semin Oncol. 2011 Jun;38(3):327-34. doi: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2011.03.019. PubMed PMID: 21600358.
  • Emmons R, Morris GJ. Readers' responses to "Cancer of unknown primary site: advances in diagnostics". Semin Oncol. 2010 Dec;37(6):555. doi: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2010.10.021. PubMed PMID: 21167373.
  • Shanbhag S, Smith MR, Emmons RV. Tackling mantle cell lymphoma (MCL): Potential benefit of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Stem Cells Cloning. 2010 Jul 7;3:93-102. Review. PubMed PMID: 24198514; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3781733.
  • Witkiewicz AK, McConnell T, Potoczek M, Emmons RV, Kurman RJ. Increased natural killer cells and decreased regulatory T cells are seen in complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia and well-differentiated carcinoma treated with progestins. Hum Pathol. 2010 Jan;41(1):26-32. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2009.06.012. Epub 2009 Sep 4. PubMed PMID: 19733383.
  • Wu KN, Emmons RV, Lisanti MP, Farber JL, Witkiewicz AK. Foxp3-expressing T regulatory cells and mast cells in acute graft-versus-host disease of the skin. Cell Cycle. 2009 Nov 1;8(21):3601-5. Epub 2009 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 19838066.
  • Brody JR, Costantino CL, Berger AC, Sato T, Lisanti MP, Yeo CJ, Emmons RV, Witkiewicz AK. Expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in metastatic malignant melanoma recruits regulatory T cells to avoid immune detection and affects survival. Cell Cycle. 2009 Jun 15;8(12):1930-4. Epub 2009 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 19448397.
  • Wirk B, Klumpp TR, Ulicny J, Herman JH, Gajewski JL, Martin ME, Emmons RV, Mangan KF. Lack of effect of donor-recipient Rh mismatch on outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Transfusion. 2008 Jan;48(1):163-8. Epub 2007 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 17900280.
  • Jillella AP, Shafer D, Klumpp TR, Emmons RV, Mangan KF. Mixed chimerism and graft failure following conditioning with the fludarabine and cyclophosphamide nonablative regimen; conversion to full donor chimerism. Am J Hematol. 2007 Jun;82(6):419-26. PubMed PMID: 17211845.
  • Ballen KK, Becker PS, Emmons RV, Fitzgerald TJ, Hsieh CC, Liu Q, Heyes C, Clark Y, Levy W, Lambert JF, Chiafari F, Szymanski I, Rososhansky S, Popovsky MA, Stewart FM, Quesenberry PJ. Low-dose total body irradiation followed by allogeneic lymphocyte infusion may induce remission in patients with refractory hematologic malignancy. Blood. 2002 Jul 15;100(2):442-50. PubMed PMID: 12091334.