James O. Armitage, MD is professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His principal practice location is the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center in the Lied Transplant Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He is co-author of Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1973, Dr. Armitage went on to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine in 1975. In 1977, he completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. After a stint in private practice from 1977-79, Dr. Armitage returned to the University of Iowa as an assistant professor of Medicine. There he developed and directed the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. In 1982, he returned to the University of Nebraska as associate professor of Medicine and was promoted in 1987 to professor of Medicine.
Dr. Armitage has served as vice chairman of the Department of Medicine, chief of the Division of Oncology/Hematology, chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, and dean of the College of Medicine. Dr. Armitage is currently the Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine. He is a member of several professional organizations and serves on the editorial boards of multiple peer-reviewed journals. He also sits on national and international committees and was president of American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He has authored or co-authored 440 articles, 95 book chapters, and more than 450 abstracts. Dr. Armitage is editor/co-editor of 24 books.