A photo of M. Christa Krupski.

Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Board Certified

"I am detail-oriented and love problem-solving. Most of all, I find it rewarding to offer patients with leukemia a chance at a curative approach via bone marrow transplant."

My Biography & Research


I developed an interest in medicine at a very young age, when I was exposed to several physicians who were very passionate about their work. I was invited to shadow these individuals, and as I observed the incredible work they were doing, my own excitement for the field of medicine grew.

Now, as a hematologist/oncologist specializing in bone marrow transplantation, I enjoy educating patients and families and supporting them as they undergo the transplant. My primary interest is in transplantation for malignancies, such as leukemia.

Cincinnati Children’s has one of the largest bone marrow transplant programs in the country. Our team consists of phenomenal physicians — many of whom are experts in various areas of transplant medicine — and countless support staff who ensure optimal care of our patients and their families.

I am detail-oriented and love problem-solving. Most of all, I find it rewarding to offer patients with leukemia a chance at a curative approach via bone marrow transplant. It is incredibly gratifying to work with children because they are so resilient — they laugh and play, even when they are sick. I am continuously amazed by how tough young children are.

My research interests include complications and adverse effects of bone marrow transplant. One project I am working on is optimizing how we manage mucositis (mouth / throat inflammation and sores) pain post-transplant.

Outside the hospital, my husband and I love international travel and spending time outdoors.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric bone marrow transplant; leukemia; immunotherapy

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cancer and Blood Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplantation BMT

Research Divisions

Bone Marrow Transplantation

My Education

DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunodeficiency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2012; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2017.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Genotype and functional correlates of disease phenotype in deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (DADA2). Lee, PY; Kellner, ES; Huang, Y; Furutani, E; Huang, Z; Bainter, W; Alosaimi, MF; Stafstrom, K; Platt, CD; Stauber, T; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 145:1664-1672.e10.

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in patients with neurologic comorbidities. Rubinstein, JD; Nelson, AS; Krupski, C; O'Brien, W; Taylor, JM; Badgett, TC; Huang, M; Davies, SM; Phillips, CL. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.

Late acute graft-versus-host disease: a prospective analysis of clinical outcomes and circulating angiogenic factors. Holtan, SG; Khera, N; Levine, JE; Chai, X; Storer, B; Liu, HD; Inamoto, Y; Chen, GL; Mayer, S; Arora, M; et al. Blood. 2016; 128:2350-2358.

A Framework for Nonlocal, Nonlinear Initial Value Problems. Karch, G; Kassmann, M; Krupski, M. 2020; 52:2383-2410.