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Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-803-3218

513-803-1969

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

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 dsyskeratosis 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

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cancer and Blood Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplantation BMT, Fanconi Anemia, Fertility Preservation

Research Divisions

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cancer and Blood Diseases

My Locations

My Education

BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000.

MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2004.

Post-Doctoral: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

My Publications

Neutropenia and intellectual disability are hallmarks of biallelic and de novo CLPB deficiency. Wortmann, SB; Zietkiewicz, S; Guerrero-Castillo, S; Feichtinger, RG; Wagner, M; Russell, J; Ellaway, C; Mróz, D; Wyszkowski, H; Weis, D; et al. Genetics in Medicine. 2021.

Case Report: Cerebral Revascularization in a Child With Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. Grant, N; Taylor, JM; Plummer, Z; Myers, K; Burrow, T; Luchtman-Jones, L; Byars, A; Hammill, A; Wusick, K; Smith, E; et al. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2021; 9.

Repolarization of HSC attenuates HSCs failure in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Kumar, S; Nattamai, KJ; Hassan, A; Amoah, A; Karns, R; Zhang, C; Liang, Y; Shimamura, A; Florian, MC; Bissels, U; et al. Leukemia. 2021; 35:1751-1762.

Prospective pilot trial of calcipotriene as a novel topical treatment for acute skin graft versus host disease. Wallace, G; Khandelwal, P; Myers, KC; Perentesis, EM R; Lane, A; Teusink-Cross, A; Smiley, K; Davies, SM; Jodele, S. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2021; 56:1441-1444.

Quantitative inspiratory-expiratory chest CT to evaluate pulmonary involvement in pediatric hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation patients. Pennati, F; Walkup, LL; Chhabra, A; Towe, C; Myers, K; Aliverti, A; Woods, JC. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56:1026-1035.

Incidence of thyroid dysfunction in children after HSCT with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) or myeloablative conditioning (MAC). Wang, YZ M; Howell, JC; Grimley, MS; Lane, A; Davies, SM; Myers, KC. Pediatric Transplantation. 2021; 25.

Ruxolitinib for the treatment of chronic GVHD and overlap syndrome in children and young adults. Wang, YM; Teusink-Cross, A; Elborai, Y; Krupski, MC; Nelson, AS; Grimley, MS; Flannery, A; Mehta, PA; Bleesing, JJ; Chandra, S; et al. Transplantation. 2021.

Human Papillomavirus Oral- and Sero- Positivity in Fanconi Anemia. Sauter, SL; Zhang, X; Romick-Rosendale, L; Wells, SI; Myers, KC; Brusadelli, MG; Poff, CB; Brown, DR; Panicker, G; Unger, ER; et al. Cancers. 2021; 13.

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Manifestation of the Telomere Biology Disorders. Himes, RW; Chiou, EH; Queliza, K; Shouval, DS; Somech, R; Agarwal, S; Jajoo, K; Ziegler, DS; Kratz, CP; Huang, J; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 230:55-61.e4.

A pragmatic multi-institutional approach to understanding transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy after stem cell transplant. Dandoy, CE; Rotz, S; Alonso, PB; Klunk, A; Desmond, C; Huber, J; Ingraham, H; Higham, C; Dvorak, CC; Duncan, C; et al. Blood Advances. 2021; 5:1-11.