Christopher C. Dvorak, MD

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Christopher C. Dvorak, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

dvorakc@peds.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-0554 (voice)
Box 1278, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1278

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Hematopoietic Malignancies» Pediatric Malignancies

Education

University of California at San Diego, BS, 1994, Molecular Biology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, MD, 1998, Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine, Intern, 1999, Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine, Resident, 2001, Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine, Fellow, 2005, Hematology/Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 2001-2002
    Staff Physician, Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Stanford University
  • 2002-2004
    Staff Physician, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • 2005-2007
    Clinical Instructor, Division of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation, Stanford University
  • 2007-present
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • 2013-present
    Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • 1990-1994
    Regents Scholar, University of California at San Diego
  • 2002-2005
    Arline & Pete Harman Pediatric Fellow, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
  • 2011
    Pediatric Faculty Leadership Award, UCSF Fellow's College


Selected Publications

  1. Bode SF, Ammann S, Al-Herz W, Bataneant M, Dvorak CC, Gehring S, Gennery A, Gilmour KC, Gonzalez-Granado LI, Groß-Wieltsch U, Ifversen M, Lingman-Framme J, Matthes-Martin S, Mesters R, Meyts I, van Montfrans JM, Pachlopnik Schmid J, Pai SY, Soler-Palacin P, Schuermann U, Schuster V, Seidel MG, Speckmann C, Stepensky P, Sykora KW, Tesi B, Vraetz T, Waruiru C, Bryceson YT, Moshous D, Lehmberg K, Jordan MB, Ehl S. The syndrome of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in primary immunodeficiencies: implications for differential diagnosis and pathogenesis. Haematologica. 2015 Jul; 100(7):978-88.
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  2. Mehta PA, Zhang MJ, Eapen M, He W, Seber A, Gibson B, Camitta BM, Kitko CL, Dvorak CC, Nemecek ER, Frangoul HA, Abdel-Azim H, Kasow KA, Lehmann L, Gonzalez Vicent M, Diaz Pérez MA, Ayas M, Qayed M, Carpenter PA, Jodele S, Lund TC, Leung WH, Davies SM. Transplantation Outcomes for Children with Hypodiploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jul; 21(7):1273-7.
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  3. Long-Boyle JR, Savic R, Yan S, Bartelink I, Musick L, French D, Law J, Horn B, Cowan MJ, Dvorak CC. Population pharmacokinetics of busulfan in pediatric and young adult patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant: a model-based dosing algorithm for personalized therapy and implementation into routine clinical use. Ther Drug Monit. 2015 Apr; 37(2):236-45.
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  4. Holter-Chakrabarty JL, Pierson N, Zhang MJ, Zhu X, Akpek G, Aljurf MD, Artz AS, Baron F, Bredeson CN, Dvorak CC, Epstein RB, Lazarus HM, Olsson RF, Selby GB, Williams KM, Cooke KR, Pasquini MC, McCarthy PL. The Sequence of Cyclophosphamide and Myeloablative Total Body Irradiation in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Patients with Acute Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jul; 21(7):1251-7.
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  5. Wattier RL, Dvorak CC, Auerbach AD, Weintrub PS. Repeat blood cultures in children with persistent fever and neutropenia: Diagnostic and clinical implications. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Aug; 62(8):1421-6.
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  6. Satwani P, Kahn J, Dvorak CC. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Feb; 62(1):95-106.
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  7. Horn B, Petrovic A, Wahlstrom J, Dvorak CC, Kong D, Hwang J, Expose-Spencer J, Gates M, Cowan MJ. Chimerism-based pre-emptive immunotherapy with fast withdrawal of immunosuppression and donor lymphocyte infusions after allogeneic stem cell transplantation for pediatric hematologic malignancies. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Apr; 21(4):729-37.
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  8. Niemeyer CM, Loh ML, Cseh A, Cooper T, Dvorak CC, Chan R, Xicoy B, Germing U, Kojima S, Manabe A, Dworzak M, De Moerloose B, Starý J, Smith OP, Masetti R, Catala A, Bergstraesser E, Ussowicz M, Fabri O, Baruchel A, Cavé H, Zwaan M, Locatelli F, Hasle H, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Flotho C, Yoshimi A. Criteria for evaluating response and outcome in clinical trials for children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Haematologica. 2015 Jan; 100(1):17-22.
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  9. Flank J, Sung L, Dvorak CC, Spettigue W, Dupuis LL. The safety of olanzapine in young children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug Saf. 2014 Oct; 37(10):791-804.
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  10. Yanik GA, Grupp SA, Pulsipher MA, Levine JE, Schultz KR, Wall DA, Langholz B, Dvorak CC, Alangaden K, Goyal RK, White ES, Collura JM, Skeens MA, Eid S, Pierce EM, Cooke KR. TNF-Receptor Inhibitor Therapy for the Treatment of Children with Idiopathic Pneumonia Syndrome. A Joint Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium and Children's Oncology Group Study (ASCT0521). Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan; 21(1):67-73.
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  11. Chang TY, Dvorak CC, Loh ML. Bedside to bench in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia: insights into leukemogenesis from a rare pediatric leukemia. Blood. 2014 Oct 16; 124(16):2487-97.
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  12. Dvorak CC, Hassan A, Slatter MA, Hönig M, Lankester AC, Buckley RH, Pulsipher MA, Davis JH, Güngör T, Gabriel M, Bleesing JH, Bunin N, Sedlacek P, Connelly JA, Crawford DF, Notarangelo LD, Pai SY, Hassid J, Veys P, Gennery AR, Cowan MJ. Comparison of outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation without chemotherapy conditioning by using matched sibling and unrelated donors for treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Oct; 134(4):935-943.e15.
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  13. Pai SY, Logan BR, Griffith LM, Buckley RH, Parrott RE, Dvorak CC, Kapoor N, Hanson IC, Filipovich AH, Jyonouchi S, Sullivan KE, Small TN, Burroughs L, Skoda-Smith S, Haight AE, Grizzle A, Pulsipher MA, Chan KW, Fuleihan RL, Haddad E, Loechelt B, Aquino VM, Gillio A, Davis J, Knutsen A, Smith AR, Moore TB, Schroeder ML, Goldman FD, Connelly JA, Porteus MH, Xiang Q, Shearer WT, Fleisher TA, Kohn DB, Puck JM, Notarangelo LD, Cowan MJ, O'Reilly RJ. Transplantation outcomes for severe combined immunodeficiency, 2000-2009. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 31; 371(5):434-46.
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  14. Lund TC, Cathey SS, Miller WP, Eapen M, Andreansky M, Dvorak CC, Davis JH, Dalal JD, Devine SM, Eames GM, Ferguson WS, Giller RH, He W, Kurtzberg J, Krance R, Katsanis E, Lewis VA, Sahdev I, Orchard PJ. Outcomes after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for children with I-cell disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Nov; 20(11):1847-51.
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  15. Karski EE, Dvorak CC, Leung W, Miller W, Shaw PJ, Qayed M, Katsanis E, Feusner JH. Treatment of hepatoblastoma with high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue: the pediatric blood and marrow transplant consortium experience and review of the literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jul; 36(5):362-8.
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  16. Dvorak CC, Horn BN, Puck JM, Czechowicz A, Shizuru JA, Ko RM, Cowan MJ. A trial of plerixafor adjunctive therapy in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation with minimal conditioning for severe combined immunodeficiency. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Sep; 18(6):602-8.
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  17. Dvorak CC, Horn BN, Puck JM, Adams S, Veys P, Czechowicz A, Cowan MJ. A trial of alemtuzumab adjunctive therapy in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation with minimal conditioning for severe combined immunodeficiency. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Sep; 18(6):609-16.
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  18. Huang L, Lizak P, Dvorak CC, Aweeka F, Long-Boyle J. Simultaneous determination of fludarabine and clofarabine in human plasma by LC-MS/MS. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2014 Jun 1; 960:194-9.
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  19. Aplenc R, Zhang MJ, Sung L, Zhu X, Ho VT, Cooke K, Dvorak C, Hale G, Isola LM, Lazarus HM, McCarthy PL, Olsson R, Pulsipher M, Pasquini MC, Bunin N. Effect of body mass in children with hematologic malignancies undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Blood. 2014 May 29; 123(22):3504-11.
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  20. Dvorak CC, Loh ML. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia: molecular pathogenesis informs current approaches to therapy and hematopoietic cell transplantation. Front Pediatr. 2014; 2:25.
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