Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Assistant Dean, MS/DNP Programs; Clinical Professor; Adjunct Associate Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park

Tammy Austin-Ketch.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
310 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3225

My research is conducted to improve patient outcomes due to 30 years of clinical experience with the hematopoietic cell transplant population.

Pamela Paplham is committed to the study of oncology. Her areas of interest include hematopoietic cell transplant and survivorship, cancer survivorship, telehealth and chronic graft versus host disease.

In addition to serving as the assistant dean to the MS/DNP programs and a clinical professor in the UB School of Nursing, Paplham is an adjunct clinical professor for oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Her scholarly activities include developing a hematopoietic cell transplant survivorship care plan; ascertaining unmet needs and compliance with recommended screening of adult hematopoietic cell transplantation survivors followed in a formal survivorship program; and participating in a workgroup, established through the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, with the purpose of establishing preventative practice recommendations for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease following hematopoietic cell transplantation.


  • DNP, Robert Morris University
  • MSN-FNP, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • BSN, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Areas of Research

  • Hematopoietic cell transplant and survivorship
  • Cancer survivorship and Telehealth
  • Chronic graft versus host disease

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NFN 610 FNP Clinical Practicum Seminar
  • NFN 611 FNP Clinical Practicum
  • NGC 726LAB Advanced Clinical Practicum ll
  • NGC 799SEM DNP Project Course ll

Recent Publications

Hahn, T., Paplham, P., Austin-Ketch, T., & McCarthy, P. L. (2017). Ascertainment of unmet needs and participation in health maintenance and screening of adult hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors followed in a formal survivorship program. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 23(11), 1968-1973. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.07.024

DeFilipp, Z., Duarte, R. F., Snowden, J. A., Majhail, N. S., Greenfield, D. M., … Paplham, P., … Shaw, B. E. (2016). Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease after hematopoietic cell transplantation: Screening and preventive practice recommendations from the CIBMTR and EBMT. Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplant, 22(8), 1493-1503. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.05.007

Virani, S., Denzen, E., Mau, L., Burns, L., Majhail, N., Murphy, E., … Paplham, P., … Neuman, J. (2016). Hematopoietic cell transplantation multi-disciplinary care teams: Burnout, moral distress, and career satisfaction. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 22(3), S29-S30. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.11.313

Austin-Ketch, T., & Paplham, P. (2015). Exploring unmet needs of hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation21(2), S116. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.11.144

Paplham, P., & Austin-Ketch, T. A. (2015). Doctor of nursing practice education: Impact on advanced nursing practice. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 31(4), 273-281doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2015.08.003

Scherer, Y., Anders, P., Antonson, D., Hatton, M., Austin-Ketch, T., Paplham, P., Zinnerstrom, K., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2015). Incorporating standardized patients into an interprofessional oral-systemic health practicum. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Torka, P., Bertolo, J., Hahn, T., Paplham, P., Jankowski, A., Liu, H., & McCarthy, P. (2015). Autologous reconstitution leading to sustained JAK2-V617F negativity post allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant in secondary myelofibrosis. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 50, 1480-1482. doi:10.1038/ bmt.2015.169

Paplham, P., Hahn, T., Dubel, K., Lipka, P., & McCarthy, P.M. (2014). Fludarabine and cyclophosphamide provides a nonmyeloablative alternative conditioning regimen with low transplant-related mortality and control of high risk disease. Leukemia Research Reports, 3(1), 28-31.

Chen, G., & Paplham, P. (2014). Remestemcel-L for acute graft-versus-host disease therapy. Expert Opinion on Biologic Therapy, 14(2), 261-269.

Austin-Ketch, T., & Paplham, P. (2014). Hematopoietic cell transplantation survivorship and primary care: What primary care NPs need to know. The Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York, 3(4), 21-26.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Scholarship, University at Buffalo School of Nursing, 2018
  • Fellow (FAANP), American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2015
  • NP/PA Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2014
  • Excellence in Blood and Marrow Transplantation Award, Oncology Nursing Society, 2014
  • Nurse of Distinction Award, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 2014
  • March of Dimes, Western New York Nurse of the Year for Oncology, Palliative Care, Hospice, 2012
  • Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice, American Cancer Society, 2010
  • Josh Gottheill Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award, 2009

Professional Activities

  • Chair, NP/PA American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant Special Interest Group
  • Co-Chair, NP/PA American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant Education Committee