Cell Therapy Director
Dr. Charbel Khalil

About the job:

What you do

As a Cell Therapy Director, you learn about stem cells and how they work. As a replacement of traditional treatments for cell related diseases, you kill all the bad cells in the patient’s body, take stem cells from his or her bone marrow, and replace the bad cells with the new stem cells. You help the patient by allowing those new cells to produce healthy, cancer-free cells.  

The tough stuff

As a Cell Therapy Director, some of the challenges you might face include:

  • Stem cell therapy can get a little confusing when it comes to describing what you do without being misleading
  • There’s also a concern that some practitioners are not necessarily following proper protocol
The cool stuff

As a Cell Therapy Director, you will get to:

  • Help in the treatment of a number of neurological disorder conditions like spinal cord injuries, autism, cerebral palsy, dementia, motor neuron disease, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disability, and stroke and head injury
  • Give people hope by providing cures for their diseases & ailments
  • Have the privilege of being a regional leader in this field
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding written information
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required

In order to become a Cell Therapy Director, you must: 

  • Obtain a Degree in Medicine (7 years)
  • Focus on Hematology and Oncology
  • Obtain a 1 year diploma, which you can find in France called "DU Thérapie Cellulaire"
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Every immune system has a story to tell— the key is knowing how to listen. A Cell Therapy Director's goal is to meaningfully improve people's lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It's a bold objective that they are uniquely built to achieve. We hope you benefit from this information and consider a career in Cell Therapy, since it's aimed at helping people. 




Dr. Charbel Khalil is a Cell Therapy Director with almost 3 years of experience at Reviva Research and Application Center. He contributed to the establishment and development of the center’s infrastructure and services. He also holds a Master of Science in Biobanking from Luxembourg University and a Master in Wound Management from ICW Germany. 

As an active member of the European, Eastern Mediterranean, and Lebanese societies for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, he has published and contributed to more than 15 articles, mentors students in a Masters program at Paris XIII, and lectures in universities across Lebanon, including the Lebanese University, LGU, and USJ.