Dr Schimpff is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Schimpff was Senior Investigator in the National Cancer Institute’s BCRC from 1973 to1982. In 1976 he became Head, Section of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the BCRC and from 1979 was, concurrently, Head, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
He became internationally recognized for his research into the causes, prevention and treatment of infection in cancer patients undergoing aggressive cancer therapy. He has published over 200 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters and has edited three text books, including “Comprehensive Textbook of Oncology,” “Supportive Care in Cancer” and “Infectious Complications in Bone Marrow Transplantation.”
He remains a Professor of Medicine (voluntary) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and he is a research Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park.