Juliet Barker, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, is an Australian trained hematologist. She is currently an Attending Physician in the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Memorial Hospital, N.Y., an Attending Member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), the Director of the MSKCC Cord Blood (CB) Transplant Program, an Associate Vice Chair, Faculty Development, Department of Medicine, MSKCC and a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Over the last 20 years Dr Barker has demonstrated the ability of CB transplantation (CBT) to extend transplant access to racial and ethnic minority patients with hematologic malignancies. She has also worked to improve the practice of unrelated adult volunteer searches for minority patients. Dr Barker’s CBT Program is internationally recognized with survival in adult CBT recipients comparable to the gold standard of matched adult donor allografts in patients with leukemia. Dr Barker has published extensively concerning novel strategies to optimize CBT outcomes. Dr Barker has also advised the National Marrow Donor Program and the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration concerning the national CB inventory. She has served on the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) Board and led the national ASTCT Cord Blood Special Interest Group. Dr Barker also has a keen interest in academic mentorship.