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Kasiani C. Myers, MD

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



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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Symptoms of Survivors of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant by Age, Sex, and Transplant Type. Morrison, CF; Drake, S; Basile, NL; Horn, MJ; Lambert, J; Myers, KC; Pai, AL H. 2022; 39:277-289.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ruxolitinib for the Treatment of Chronic GVHD and Overlap Syndrome in Children and Young Adults. Wang, YZ M; Teusink-Cross, A; Elborai, Y; Krupski, MC; Nelson, AS; Grimley, MS; Flannery, A; Mehta, PA; Bleesing, JJ; Chandra, S; et al. Transplantation. 2022; 106:412-419.

Outcomes in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia. Cancio, M; Hebert, K; Kim, S; Aljurf, M; Olson, T; Anderson, E; Burroughs, L; Vatsayan, A; Myers, K; Hashem, H; et al. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2022; 28:101.e1-101.e6.

Hematologic complications with age in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Furutani, E; Liu, S; Galvin, A; Steltz, S; Malsch, MM; Loveless, SK; Mount, L; Larson, JH; Queenan, K; Bertuch, AA; et al. Blood Advances. 2022; 6:297-306.

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