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Faculty Interests

  • Akcasu, Nur  

  • Boxer, Laurence Alan M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Boxer has had a life-long professional interest in clinical disorders of the neutrophil such as chronic granulomatous disease, as well as the diagnosis and therapy of chronic neutropenias. He also has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of anemias, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia. 
    Research Interests: Through his interest in neutropenia, Dr. Boxer has been one of the founders of the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry and is one of the executive officers of the Registry. The Registry is involved in monitoring the treatment of patients with severe chronic neutropenia including those with severe congenital neutropenias, cyclic neutropenias, and severe chronic idiopathic neutropenias, response to G-CSF. The Registry is also interested in the outcome of patients who have undergone a stem cell transplant for treatment of neutropenia or leukemia, or those patients with severe congenital neutropenia who develop leukemia.
  • Campbell, Andrew Dale M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Campbell has an interest in clinical research in sickle cell disease including silent infarcts and neurocognitive functioning, the use of hydroxyurea, acute chest syndrome/pulmonary hypertesion, pain management 
    Research Interests: Human Beta Globin Switching in Transgenic Mice Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Iron Overload, Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Sickle Cell Disease
  • Castle, Valerie P M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Oncology Hemostasis/Thrombosis Hematology 
    Research Interests: Neuroblastoma tumor biology. Models and pathways of chemotherapy, and radiation resistance. Role of NF-kappaB signaling in the survival and death response of Neuroblastoma.
  • Chamdin, Aghiad  M.D., M.P.H.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Chamdin's clinical interests include neuroblastoma 
    Research Interests: Dr. Chamdin's research interests include significances of BCL6 in neuroblastoma tumors.
  • Choi, Sung Won  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation 
    Clinical Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation 
    Research Interests: Graft-versus-host disease, Graft-versus-leukemia
  • Ferrara, James Lawrence M M.D., D.Sc.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Bone Marrow Transplantation 
    Clinical Interests: Bone marrow transplantation and graft-versus-host disease. 
    Research Interests: Modulation of cytokines, graft-versus-host disease, graft-versus-leukemia. Dr. Ferrara is the principal investigator on a Program Project Grant to evaluate graft vs. host disease diagnosis and management.
  • Hutchinson, Raymond J M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin's disease. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Hutchinson is the principal investigator overseeing the research activities of the Children's Oncology Group at the University of Michigan; this research group supports clinical trials for the treatment of many pediatric malignancies. He also has clinical research interests in the use of anti-tumor vaccines to treat patients with resistant sarcoma and in the use of radiolabelled MIBG to treat patients with neuroblastoma. Several clinical protocols are available in these areas. Dr. Hutchinson is a participant in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, an organization funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate long-term outcomes of children and adolescents surviving their cancers. He also collaborates in the therapeutic advances for childhood Leukemia Consortium, a research group evaluating new therapies for acute leukemia.
  • Hutchinson, Sally Kinzer N.P., M.S.N.

  • Kitchen, Brenda Joyce M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Kitko, Carrie Lynn M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include the prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. 
    Research Interests: My research project utilizes the bone marrow transplant program's large database and patient plasma samples to measure inflammatory cytokines at various time points post-transplantation. The goal of this project is to identify a marker early post-transplantation that can predict for post-transplant complications including acute graft versus host disease and non-relapse mortality. In addition, I am interested in developing better screening tests and treatments for chronic graft versus host disease.
  • Leonard, Marcia A. B.S.N., CPNP

  • Specialty: Pediatrics 
    Clinical Interests: Leukemia in infants; long term followup of childhood cancer survivors; fertility preservation for cancer patients
  • Levine, John Eric M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant 
    Clinical Interests: Bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Levine's research focuses on the safety and effectiveness of cellular immunotherapy. He is attempting to correlate clinical events like remission or graft-versus-host disease with the timing and tempo of changes in plasma levels of inflammatory cytokines. The goal is to develop timed interventions that block complications while permitting anti-leukemia effects. Dr. Levine is the elected Scientific Vice Chair of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium.
  • Mody, Rajen  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Neuroblastoma, pediatric leukemia and long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Rajen Mody's research focuses on novel approaches for the treatment of neuroblastoma. He also serves as a Co-Prinicpal Investigator in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) grant.
  • Moyer, Judith  

  • Pipe, Steven Wesley M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Pipe's primary clinical interest is inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders, including hemophilia, vol Willebrand disease, rare coagulation factor deficiencies and thrombophilias. He also manages complicated hemangiomas and vascular anomalies in infants and toddlers. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Pipe's research has focused on several aspects of the structure and function of coagulation factor VIII in an effort to generate a form of recombinant factor VIII with either increased specific activity or longer half-life. He has also investigated the factor VIII secretion pathway, characterizing some of the molecular interactions of factor VIII with protein shcaperones within the endoplasmic reticulum. Insights in this area have lead to interventions that improve the efficiency of factor VIII secretion and may have application to recombinant factor VIII manufacturing and hemophilia gene therapy applications.
  • Rao, Rama Jasty M.B.B.S.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Robertson, Patricia Lou M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Pediatric Neurology 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neurological complications of childhood cancer, tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis 
    Research Interests: Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Shavit, Jordan Adam M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Shavit specializes in the care of pediatric patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, thrombotic disorders, and thrombophilia. 
    Research Interests: We study the genetics of human blood clotting disorders (e.g. von Willebrand disease and protein C deficiency) using zebrafish and mouse models. We are developing large scale zebrafish mutagenesis screens to identify genetic and chemical modifiers of these disorders. This will be followed by investigation of these modifiers in mouse models and human populations. For more information, click on laboratory website link or go to
  • Subramanian, Chitra  Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Research Interests: To identify novel mechanisms that can be targeted for treating neuroblastoma.
  • Woehrle, Margaret (Peg)  

  • Yanik, Gregory Anthony M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Pediatric bone marrow transplantation 
    Clinical Interests: Allogeneic Transplant for older patients with AML, lung injury following transplant, neuroblastoma. 
    Research Interests: Novel transplant regimen for patients with AML, TNF inhibition for Pulmonary injury post-transplant. Novel treatment regimen for patients with refractory neuroglastoma.