Research Summary

My primary research focus is the supportive care aspects of pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), with a goal of decreasing treatment-related morbidity and mortality, especially infections, through clinical trials. I am the past-Chair of the international Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium’s (PBMTC) Supportive Care Strategy Group, where I led individuals in the design of pilot multi-center trials in this field. These trials serve as the basis for the design of larger phase III trials in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). In the COG, I am the Chair of the Cancer Control & Supportive Care Committee, and serve on the Cellular Therapy Committee, overseeing the design of trials in this field.

I was the national principal investigator on the COG protocol ACCL1131: An Open-Label Phase III Trial of Caspofungin vs. Azole Prophylaxis for Patients at High-Risk for Invasive Fungal Infections Undergoing Allogeneic HCT. I was the national vice-chair for COG ACCL1034: Impact of Cleaning with Chlorhexidine Gluconate on Reducing Central Line Associate Bloodstream Infection and Acquisition of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms. I am the national vice-chair of PBMTC SUP1601: Pathogen Identification in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients with Suspected Lower Respiratory Tract Infection.

Other areas of interest include the optimization of conditioning regimens for young patients undergoing HCT. I was the national principal investigator on another COG trial, ASCT1221: A Randomized Phase II Study Comparing Two Different Conditioning Regimens Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Children with JMML.

Research Funding

  • September 12, 2009 - August 31, 2024 - Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: U54AI082973


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

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. Eissa H, Thakar M, Shah AJ, Logan B, Griffith LM, Dong H, Parrott RE, O'Reilly R, Dara J, Kapoor N, Satter LF, Chandra S, Kapadia M, Chandrakasan S, Knutsen A, Jyonouchi SC, Molinari L, Rayes A, Ebens CL, Teira P, Dávila Saldaña BJ, Burroughs LM, Chaudhury S, Chellapandian D, Gillio AP, Goldman F, Malech HL, DeSantes K, Cuvelier GDE, Rozmus J, Quinones R, Yu LC, Broglie L, Aquino V, Shereck E, Moore TB, Lugt MV, Mousallem TI, Oved JH, Dorsey M, Azim HA, Martinez C, Bleesing J, Prockop S, Kohn DB, Bednarski JJ, Leiding J, Marsh RA, Torgerson T, Notarangelo LD, Pai SY, Pulsipher MA, Puck JM, Dvorak CC, Haddad E, Buckley RH, Cowan MJ, Heimall J. Post-Transplant Late Complications Increase Over Time for Patients with SCID: A Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) Landmark Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 Oct 02.  View on PubMed
  2. Knight TE, Ahn KW, Hebert KM, Atshan R, Wall DA, Chiengthong K, Lund TC, Prestidge T, Rangarajan HG, Dvorak CC, Auletta JJ, Kent M, Hashem H, Talano JA, Rotz SJ, Fraint E, Myers KC, Leung W, Sharma A, Bhatt NS, Driscoll TA, Yu LC, Schultz KR, Qayed M, Broglie L, Eapen M, Yanik GA. No impact of CD34+ cell dose on outcome among children undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for high-risk neuroblastoma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2023 Sep 04.  View on PubMed
  3. Chandrasekaran P, Han Y, Zerbe CS, Heller T, DeRavin SS, Kreuzberg SA, Marciano BE, Siu Y, Jones DR, Abraham RS, Stephens MC, Tsou AM, Snapper S, Conlan S, Subramanian P, Quinones M, Grou C, Calderon V, Deming C, Leiding JW, Arnold DE, Logan BR, Griffith LM, Petrovic A, Mousallem TI, Kapoor N, Heimall JR, Barnum JL, Kapadia M, Wright N, Rayes A, Chandra S, Broglie LA, Chellapandian D, Deal CL, Grunebaum E, Lim SS, Mallhi K, Marsh RA, Murguia-Favela L, Parikh S, Touzot F, Cowan MJ, Dvorak CC, Haddad E, Kohn DB, Notarangelo L, Pai SY, Puck JM, Pulsipher MA, Torgerson TR, Kang EM, Malech HL, Segre JA, Bryant CE, Holland SM, Falcone EL. Intestinal microbiome and metabolome signatures in patients with chronic granulomatous disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 Aug 31.  View on PubMed
  4. Leiding JW, Arnold DE, Parikh SH, Logan BR, Marsh RA, Griffith LM, Wu R, Kidd S, Mallhi KK, Chellapandian D, Si Lim S, Grunebaum E, Falcone EL, Murguia-Favela L, Grossman D, Prasad VK, Heimall JR, Touzot F, Burroughs L, Bleesing J, Kapoor N, Dara J, Williams O, Kapadia M, Oshrine BR, Bednarski JJ, Rayes A, Chong H, Cuvelier GDE, Forbes Satter LR, Martinez C, Vander Lugt MT, Yu LC, Chandrakasan S, Joshi A, Prockop SE, Dávila Saldaña BJ, Aquino V, Broglie L, Ebens CL, Madden LM, DeSantes K, Milner J, Rangarajan HG, Shah A, Gilio AP, Knutsen AP, Miller HK, Moore TB, Graham P, Bauchat A, Bunin NJ, Teira P, Petrovic A, Chandra S, Abdel-Azim H, Dorsey M, Birbrayer O, Cowan MJ, Dvorak CC, Haddad E, Kohn DB, Notarangelo LD, Pai SY, Puck JM, Pulsipher MA, Torgerson TR, Malech HL, Kang EM. Genotype, Oxidase Status, and Preceding Infection or Autoinflammation Do Not Affect Allogeneic HCT Outcomes for CGD. Blood. 2023 Aug 10.  View on PubMed
  5. Zinter MS, Brazauskas R, Strom J, Chen S, Bo-Subait S, Sharma A, Beitinjaneh A, Dimitrova D, Guilcher G, Preussler J, Myers K, Bhatt NS, Ringden O, Hematti P, Hayashi RJ, Patel S, De Oliveira SN, Rotz S, Badawy SM, Nishihori T, Buchbinder D, Hamilton B, Savani B, Schoemans H, Sorror M, Winestone L, Duncan C, Phelan R, Dvorak CC. Critical Illness Risk and Long-Term Outcomes Following Intensive Care in Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients. medRxiv. 2023 Aug 05.  View on PubMed
  6. Schoettler ML, Dandoy CE, Harris A, Chan M, Tarquinio KM, Jodele S, Qayed M, Watkins B, Kamat P, Petrillo T, Obordo J, Higham CS, Dvorak CC, Westbrook A, Zinter MS, Williams KM. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage after hematopoietic cell transplantation- response to treatments and risk factors for mortality. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1232621.  View on PubMed
  7. Esbenshade AJ, Sung L, Brackett J, Dupuis LL, Fisher BT, Grimes A, Miller TP, Ullrich NJ, Dvorak CC, Cancer Control and Supportive Care Committee. Children's Oncology Group's 2023 blueprint for research: Cancer control and supportive care. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2023 09; 70 Suppl 6:e30568.  View on PubMed
  8. Thakar MS, Logan BR, Puck JM, Dunn EA, Buckley RH, Cowan MJ, O'Reilly RJ, Kapoor N, Satter LF, Pai SY, Heimall J, Chandra S, Ebens CL, Chellapandian D, Williams O, Burroughs LM, Saldana BD, Rayes A, Madden LM, Chandrakasan S, Bednarski JJ, DeSantes KB, Cuvelier GDE, Teira P, Gillio AP, Eissa H, Knutsen AP, Goldman FD, Aquino VM, Shereck EB, Moore TB, Caywood EH, Lugt MTV, Rozmus J, Broglie L, Yu LC, Shah AJ, Andolina JR, Liu X, Parrott RE, Dara J, Prockop S, Martinez CA, Kapadia M, Jyonouchi SC, Sullivan KE, Bleesing JJ, Chaudhury S, Petrovic A, Keller MD, Quigg TC, Parikh S, Shenoy S, Seroogy C, Rubin T, Decaluwe H, Routes JM, Torgerson TR, Leiding JW, Pulsipher MA, Kohn DB, Griffith LM, Haddad E, Dvorak CC, Notarangelo LD. Measuring the effect of newborn screening on survival after haematopoietic cell transplantation for severe combined immunodeficiency: a 36-year longitudinal study from the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium. Lancet. 2023 07 08; 402(10396):129-140.  View on PubMed
  9. Gale RP, Hinterberger W, Young NS, Gennery AR, Dvorak CC, Hebert KM, Heim M, Broglie L, Eapen M. What causes aplastic anaemia? Leukemia. 2023 06; 37(6):1191-1193.  View on PubMed
  10. Knight TE, Ahn KW, Hebert KM, Atshan R, Wall DA, Chiengthong K, Rotz SJ, Fraint E, Rangarajan HG, Auletta JJ, Sharma A, Kitko CL, Hashem H, Williams KM, Wirk B, Dvorak CC, Myers KC, Pulsipher MA, Warwick AB, Lalefar NR, Schultz KR, Qayed M, Broglie L, Eapen M, Yanik GA. Effect of Autograft CD34+ Dose on Outcome in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Central Nervous System Tumors. Transplant Cell Ther. 2023 06; 29(6):380.e1-380.e9.  View on PubMed
  11. Frederick NN, Klosky JL, Meacham L, Quinn GP, Kelvin JF, Cherven B, Freyer DR, Dvorak CC, Brackett J, Ahmed-Winston S, Bryson E, Su HI, Chow EJ, Levine J. Fertility Preservation Practices at Pediatric Oncology Institutions in the United States: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 04; 19(4):e550-e558.  View on PubMed
  12. Gale R, Hinterberger W, Young NS, Gennery A, Dvorak C, Hebert K, Heim M, Broglie L, Eapen M. What Causes Aplastic Anaemia: Results of Transplants from Genetically-Identical Twins. Res Sq. 2023 Feb 03.  View on PubMed
  13. Cowan MJ, Yu J, Facchino J, Fraser-Browne C, Sanford U, Kawahara M, Dara J, Long-Boyle J, Oh J, Chan W, Chag S, Broderick L, Chellapandian D, Decaluwe H, Golski C, Hu D, Kuo CY, Miller HK, Petrovic A, Currier R, Hilton JF, Punwani D, Dvorak CC, Malech HL, McIvor RS, Puck JM. Lentiviral Gene Therapy for Artemis-Deficient SCID. N Engl J Med. 2022 12 22; 387(25):2344-2355.  View on PubMed
  14. Pulsipher MA, Ahn KW, Bunin NJ, Lalefar N, Anderson E, Flower A, Cairo MS, Talano JA, Chaudhury S, Kitko CL, Duke JL, Monos D, Leung W, Dvorak CC, Abdel-Azim H. KIR-favorable TCR-αβ/CD19-depleted haploidentical HCT in children with ALL/AML/MDS: primary analysis of the PTCTC ONC1401 trial. Blood. 2022 12 15; 140(24):2556-2572.  View on PubMed
  15. Forlanini F, Chan A, Dara J, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Puck JM, Dorsey MJ. Impact of Genetic Diagnosis on the Outcome of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders. J Clin Immunol. 2023 04; 43(3):636-646.  View on PubMed
  16. Dvorak CC, Haddad E, Heimall J, Dunn E, Buckley RH, Kohn DB, Cowan MJ, Pai SY, Griffith LM, Cuvelier GDE, Eissa H, Shah AJ, O'Reilly RJ, Pulsipher MA, Wright NAM, Abraham RS, Satter LF, Notarangelo LD, Puck JM. The diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID): The Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) 2022 Definitions. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 02; 151(2):539-546.  View on PubMed
  17. Dvorak CC, Haddad E, Heimall J, Dunn E, Cowan MJ, Pai SY, Kapoor N, Satter LF, Buckley RH, O'Reilly RJ, Chandra S, Bednarski JJ, Williams O, Rayes A, Moore TB, Ebens CL, Davila Saldana BJ, Petrovic A, Chellapandian D, Cuvelier GDE, Vander Lugt MT, Caywood EH, Chandrakasan S, Eissa H, Goldman FD, Shereck E, Aquino VM, Desantes KB, Madden LM, Miller HK, Yu L, Broglie L, Gillio A, Shah AJ, Knutsen AP, Andolina JP, Joshi AY, Szabolcs P, Kapadia M, Martinez CA, Parrot RE, Sullivan KE, Prockop SE, Abraham RS, Thakar MS, Leiding JW, Kohn DB, Pulsipher MA, Griffith LM, Notarangelo LD, Puck JM. The diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency: Implementation of the PIDTC 2022 Definitions. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 02; 151(2):547-555.e5.  View on PubMed
  18. Brooks JT, Solans BP, Lu Y, Kharbanda S, Dvorak CC, Lalefar N, Long S, Gupta AO, Horn B, Lamba JK, Huang L, Apsel-Winger B, Keizer RJ, Savic R, Long-Boyle J. Prospective Validation and Refinement of a Population Pharmacokinetic Model of Fludarabine in Children and Young Adults Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Pharmaceutics. 2022 Nov 15; 14(11).  View on PubMed
  19. Otto WR, Dvorak CC, Boge CLK, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Esbenshade AJ, Nieder ML, Alexander S, Steinbach WJ, Dang H, Villaluna D, Chen L, Skeens M, Zaoutis TE, Sung L, Fisher BT. Prospective Evaluation of the Fungitell® (1→3) Beta-D-Glucan Assay as a Diagnostic Tool for Invasive Fungal Disease in Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Transplant. 2023 02; 27(1):e14399.  View on PubMed
  20. Cuvelier GDE, Logan BR, Prockop SE, Buckley RH, Kuo CY, Griffith LM, Liu X, Yip A, Hershfield MS, Ayoub PG, Moore TB, Dorsey MJ, O'Reilly RJ, Kapoor N, Pai SY, Kapadia M, Ebens CL, Forbes Satter LR, Burroughs LM, Petrovic A, Chellapandian D, Heimall J, Shyr DC, Rayes A, Bednarski JJ, Chandra S, Chandrakasan S, Gillio AP, Madden L, Quigg TC, Caywood EH, Dávila Saldaña BJ, DeSantes K, Eissa H, Goldman FD, Rozmus J, Shah AJ, Vander Lugt MT, Thakar MS, Parrott RE, Martinez C, Leiding JW, Torgerson TR, Pulsipher MA, Notarangelo LD, Cowan MJ, Dvorak CC, Haddad E, Puck JM, Kohn DB. Outcomes following treatment for ADA-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency: a report from the PIDTC. Blood. 2022 08 18; 140(7):685-705.  View on PubMed

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