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Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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, Cancer and Blood Diseases

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

Successful use of a therapeutic trial of graduated volume and dose escalation for postoperative head and neck radiotherapy in a Fanconi anemia patient. Lewis, LM; Tang, AL; Wise-Draper, TM; Myers, KC; Greenberger, JS; Takiar, V. Head and Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and neck. 2020; 42:E16-E22.

CCR5 inhibitor as novel acute graft versus host disease prophylaxis in children and young adults undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplant: results of the phase II study. Khandelwal, P; Fukuda, T; Teusink-Cross, A; Kashuba, AD M; Lane, A; Mehta, PA; Marsh, RA; Jordan, MB; Grimley, MS; Myers, KC; et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2020; 55:1552-1559.

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. Myers, K; Hebert, K; Antin, J; Boulad, F; Burroughs, L; Hofmann, I; Kamble, R; MacMillan, ML; Eapen, M. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2020; 26:1446-1451.

Inflammatory manifestations in patients with Shwachman–Diamond syndrome: A novel phenotype. Furutani, E; Shah, AS; Zhao, Y; Andorsky, D; Dedeoglu, F; Geddis, A; Zhou, Y; Libermann, TA; Myers, KC; Shimamura, A. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2020; 182:1754-1760.

Mouse models of neutropenia reveal progenitor-stage-specific defects. Muench, DE; Olsson, A; Ferchen, K; Pham, G; Serafin, RA; Chutipongtanate, S; Dwivedi, P; Song, B; Hay, S; Chetal, K; et al. Nature. 2020; 582:109-114.

Subsequent neoplasms and late mortality in children undergoing allogeneic transplantation for nonmalignant diseases. Kahn, JM; Brazauskas, R; Tecca, HR; Bo-Subait, S; Buchbinder, D; Battiwala, M; Flowers, ME D; Savani, BN; Phelan, R; Broglie, L; et al. Blood Advances. 2020; 4:2084-2094.

On-chip recapitulation of clinical bone marrow toxicities and patient-specific pathophysiology. Chou, DB; Frismantas, V; Milton, Y; David, R; Pop-Damkov, P; Ferguson, D; MacDonald, A; Bolukbasi, OV; Joyce, CE; Teixeira, LS M; et al. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2020; 4:394-406.

KCNT1-related epilepsy: An international multicenter cohort of 27 pediatric cases. Borlot, F; Abushama, A; Morrison-Levy, N; Jain, P; Vinayan, KP; Abukhalid, M; Aldhalaan, HM; Almuzaini, HS; Gulati, S; Hershkovitz, T; et al. Epilepsia. 2020; 61:679-692.

Complement blockade for TA-TMA: Lessons learned from a large pediatric cohort treated with eculizumab. Jodele, S; Dandoy, CE; Lane, A; Laskin, BL; Laskin, B; Teusink-Cross, A; Myers, KC; Wallace, G; Nelson, AS; Nelson, A; et al. Blood. 2020; 26:S138-S138.

Clinical features and outcomes of patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukaemia: a multicentre, retrospective, cohort study. Myers, KC; Furutani, E; Weller, E; Siegele, B; Galvin, A; Arsenault, V; Alter, BP; Boulad, F; Bueso-Ramos, C; Burroughs, L; et al. The Lancet Haematology. 2020; 7:e238-e246.