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Kasiani C. Myers, MD


  • Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

I always wanted to be a physician, and specifically a pediatrician. My father is an adult subspecialist, but I was drawn to the care of medically complex children. Now, I enjoy being the bridge between basic research and the clinic.

In my clinical practice, I specialize in treating patients with bone marrow failure and hematopoietic stem cell transplant for non-malignant diseases, with a special emphasis on Shwachman Diamond syndrome and dyskeratosis congenita. My research interests focus on translational and clinical studies in leukemogenesis and bone marrow failure related to these two conditions. I also study the complications of stem cell transplants, including bronchiolitis obliterans and fertility preservation.

I decided to pursue my research interests after my experience as a resident physician and fellow at Cincinnati Children’s. I enjoyed getting to know my patients on the bone marrow transplant and hematology/oncology units. Plus, I was mentored by two of the world’s foremost experts in the field, Dr. Stella Davies and Dr. Richard Harris, right here at Cincinnati Children’s.

After I completed my postdoctoral training, I joined the faculty of the Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency at Cincinnati Children’s within the UC Department of Pediatrics. Now, in addition to clinical work and research, I serve as the co-director of the North American Shwachman Diamond Syndrome Registry.

Additional Languages

French, Greek

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Publications

Secondary Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 19 Pandemic on Patients and the Cellular Therapy Healthcare Ecosystem. Koo, J; Auletta, JJ; Hartley, DM; Huber, J; Jaglowski, S; Kapadia, M; Kusnier, K; Lehmann, L; Maakaron, J; Myers, KC; et al. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2022.

Preventing Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Through Multicenter Collaboration. Alten, J; Cooper, DS; Klugman, D; Raymond, TT; Wooton, S; Garza, J; Clarke-Myers, K; Anderson, J; Pasquali, SK; Absi, M; et al. JAMA Pediatrics. 2022.

Transplantation-Associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy Risk Stratification: Is There a Window of Opportunity to Improve Outcomes?. Jodele, S; Dandoy, CE; Sabulski, A; Koo, J; Lane, A; Myers, KC; Wallace, G; Chima, RS; Teusink-Cross, A; Hirsch, R; et al. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2022; 28:392.e1-392.e9.

Azithromycin does not increase hematologic relapse in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Sabulski, A; Wallace, G; Lane, A; Davies, SM; Myers, KC. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2022.

Pain, depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life among survivors of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Klages, KL; Chardon, ML; Drake, SN; Myers, KC; Morrison, CF; Pai, AL H. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2022.

Quality Improvement in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy: Using the Model for Improvement to impact Outcomes. Kapadia, M; Lehmann, L; Auletta, J; Beatty, L; Bhatt, N; Blacken, R; Demmel, K; Dodd, T; Desmond, C; Fitch, T; et al. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2022; 28:233-241.

Coronavirus disease 2019 and vaccination in patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Galletta, TJ; Loveless, SK; Malsch, MM; Shimamura, A; Myers, KC. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2022; 69.

Acute myeloid leukemia in SRP54-mutated congenital neutropenia. Sabulski, A; Grier, DD; Myers, KC; Davies, SM; Rubinstein, JD. 2022; 3:521-525.

Pediatric 129 Xe Gas-Transfer MRI-Feasibility and Applicability. Willmering, MM; Walkup, LL; Niedbalski, PJ; Wang, H; Wang, Z; Hysinger, EB; Myers, KC; Towe, CT; Driehuys, B; Cleveland, ZI; et al. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2022.

Autophagy in mesenchymal progenitors protects mice against bone marrow failure after severe intermittent stress. Landspersky, T; Saçma, M; Rivière, J; Hecker, JS; Hettler, F; Hameister, E; Brandstetter, K; Istvánffy, R; Romero Marquez, S; Ludwig, R; et al. Blood. 2022; 139:690-703.

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