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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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Distinct genetic pathways define pre-malignant versus compensatory clonal hematopoiesis in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Kennedy, AL; Myers, KC; Bowman, J; Gibson, CJ; Camarda, ND; Furutani, E; Muscato, GM; Klein, RH; Ballotti, K; Liu, S; et al. Nature Communications. 2021; 12.

Outcomes of pediatric patients with therapy-related myeloid neoplasms. Sharma, A; Huang, S; Li, Y; Brooke, RJ; Ahmed, I; Allewelt, HB; Amrolia, P; Bertaina, A; Bhatt, NS; Bierings, MB; et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2021; 56:2997-3007.

Modern Lung Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Screen for Pulmonary Complications in Patients with Dyskeratosis Congenita. Walkup, LL; Myers, KC; Willmering, MM; Mehta, PA; Nelson, AS; Fleck, RJ; Woods, JC; Davies, SM; Towe, CT. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 204:1340-1343.

A prospective pilot study of a novel alemtuzumab target concentration intervention strategy. Arnold, DE; Emoto, C; Fukuda, T; Dong, M; Vinks, AA; Lane, A; McIntosh, K; Neumeier, L; Lankester, AC; Achini, F; et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2021; 56:3029-3031.

The frequent and clinically benign anomalies of chromosomes 7 and 20 in Shwachman-diamond syndrome may be subject to further clonal variations. Khan, AW; Kennedy, A; Furutani, E; Myers, K; Frattini, A; Acquati, F; Roccia, P; Micheloni, G; Minelli, A; Porta, G; et al. Molecular Cytogenetics. 2021; 14.

Graft rejection markers in children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant for bone marrow failure. Sabulski, A; Myers, KC; Bleesing, JJ; Duell, A; Lane, A; Teusink-Cross, A; Davies, SM; Jodele, S. Blood Advances. 2021; 5:4594-4604.

Pneumatosis intestinalis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: When not doing anything is good enough. Wallace, G; Rosen, N; Towbin, AJ; Jodele, S; Myers, KC; Davies, SM; Flannery, A; Gurria, JP. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:2073-2077.

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; Istvanffy, R; Romero Marquez, S; Ludwig, R; et al. Blood. 2021.

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. 2021.

Pulmonary Complications After Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant. Fitch, T; Myers, KC; Dewan, M; Towe, C; Dandoy, C. Frontiers in Oncology. 2021; 11.

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