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UPMC Children's at ASPHO 2023

May 10-13, 2023

Connect with us at ASPHO 2023, May 10-13 in Texas. UPMC Children's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology faculty, fellows, and residents will be lecturing and presenting their latest research abstracts at this year's conference. We hope to catch up with our colleagues, alumni, and friends at this year's conference and discuss the latest trends and news shaping pediatric cancer care.

Below is a listing of awards, lectures, and presentations for our faculty.

2023 Distinguished Career Award: A. Kim Ritchey, MD


Oral Presentations

Paper Session: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Title: Overexpression of Ampkγ2 Enhances the Metabolic Capacity and Cytotoxicity of Human CAR T Cells

Authors: Erica Braverman, MD, Mengtao Qin, Herbert F. Schuler III, Craig Byersdorfer, MD, PhD


Poster Presentations

A Case Of Severe Cystic Lung Disease In Risk Organ Positive Multisystem LCH

Cynthia Liang, MBA, MD, Julia Vandenheuvel, MD, Steven W. Allen, MD

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor With Metastasis To The Brain And Excellent Response To Lorlatinib

Erica Mamauag, Yael Mosse, MD, Lisa States, MD, Lea Surrey, Andrew Bukowinski, MD

A Unique Case Of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria In An Adolescent Male

Sarah Mackey, DO, James Cooper, MD, MSc, Pragya Singh, MBBS

Gonadotoxic Risk Stratification In CNS Phase III Treatment Protocols In The COG From 2000-2022

James Felker, MD, (UPMC Children’s), Allison Close, MD, MS, Kari Bjornard, MD, MPH, Joshua Chavez, Eric Chow, MD, MPH, Karen Burns, MD, MS, Lillian Meacham, MD

Exploring Family Planning And Contraception Needs Of Adolescent And Young Adult Women With Cancer

Colleen Mathews, MD, Martha Stewart, MD, Scott Maurer, MD, Jean M. Tersak, MD, Erika Friehling, MD, Traci M. Kazmerski, MD

Health Inequities And The Use Of Hematologic Testing In Cases Of Suspected Child Abuse

Meghan McCormick, MD, James Zullo, Ramasubramanian Kalpatthi, MD

Interim Safety And Efficacy Of Voxelotor In Children Aged 2 To <4 Years With Sickle Cell Disease

Beng Fuh, MD, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Adlette Inati, Baba Inusa, Miguel R. Abboud, Cynthia Norris, Ramasubramanian Kalpatthi, MD, Paul Telfer, Sara Trompeter, Sandy Dixon, Aimee Enriquez, Fatemeh Akhlaghi, Kim Smith-Whitley, Clark Brown

Hypereosinophilia During Radiation Therapy In A Patient With Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Warning Sign?

Rachel Vaizer, MD, Adam Olson, MD, Brittani Seynnaeve, MD, MS