Julie An Marie Talano, MD

Associate professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8915 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-4850
(414) 955-4170 (office)
(414) 266-2681 (Bone marrow transplant referrals and second opinions)
(414) 266-4850 (appointment)



Best Doctors 2013Children deserve the best and the most advanced medical care.  When a child is diagnosed with cancer or a disorder which requires a bone marrow transplant, our desire is to offer them the most cutting edge care with novel research initiatives. The ultimate goal is to help improve survival and lessen the side effects of transplantation.  By leading the bone marrow transplant clinical research team, Dr. Talano’s strive to bring from the bench to the bedside opportunities to each patient to help improve upon our prior results. We treat every child as if they are our own- and strive every day to make a difference.

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics - General
Areas of interest
  • Aplastic anemia
  • BMT
  • BMT alternative donors
  • BMT for aplastic anemia
  • BMT for leukemia
  • BMT nonmyeloablative
  • BMT for sickle cell disease
  • Bone marrow failure diseases
  • Cancer
  • Clinical trials
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Histiocytosis

Education and awards

  • 1995, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), MD
  • 1998, Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) - Pediatrics
  • 2003, Medical College of Wisconsin - Ped Hem/Onc
  • 11/2006 Best Abstract, National Marrow Donor Program Council Meeting
  • 2009 - 2013 Included in Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Included in Super Doctors

Research and publications


Alternative donor blood and marrow transplantation, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, blood and marrow transplantation for leukemias, and cellular therapy.


Title: Phase 1 Multi-viral CTLs for Recipients of Grafts Rigorously Depleted of T Cells
Source: Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
PI: Taylor, Carolyn PhD & Talano, Julie MD
Dates: 6/1/2011 - 5/31/2013
Direct Funds: $50,000

Title: Haploidentical Transplantation for patients with severe Sickle Cell Disease
Source: Busulfex
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Dates: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013
Direct Funds: $25,000 (1 year)

Title: Hyundai Hope on Wheels for Pediatric Cancer Award
Source: Hyundai/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2015
Direct Funds: $250,000

Title: Haploidentical Transplantation for patients with severe Sickle Cell Disease
Source: FDA RO1
Role: Co-PI
Dates: 1/1/2013-12/31/2015
Direct Funds: $50,000 (3 year)