Physician Quick Search
By Name:
By Specialty:


When you need to get the name of one of the nation’s top pediatric specialists, just call 314-454-KIDS (314-454-5437) or toll-free 800-678-5437. You can also request a call back from a referral specialist.

This is the health information line from St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Your Healthy Update

Like us on Facebook
Text Size: S M L


Allison A. King, MD, MPH

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology
Assistant Professor, Program in Occupational Therapy

Specialty Areas
Brain Tumors - Pediatric
Pediatric Hematology
Pediatric Oncology

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite 9C, 9 Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2780
View Driving Directions

Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric brain tumor, pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, pediatrics, pediatric cancer.

Areas of Research Interest
Expansion of a randomized educational rehabilitation trial for students with sickle cell disease and memory deficits. 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012.   Neurocognitive analysis of BMT CTN 0601 - Unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients with severe sickle cell disease using a reduced intensity conditioning regimen. National Marrow Donor Program 6/1/08 - 5/31/2010 and  Cognition in children with sickle cell anemia. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 12/15/2005 - 12/14/2009

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, 1996
Residency: Pediatric, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1999
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
MPH: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
ASH Scholar Award, 2009
Jacob Javits Junior Investigator Award, 2005-2009
ASH Clinical Research Training Institute, 2005

Editorial  Responsibilities
Ad hoc Reviewer
Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
The Smithsonian Institution

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Creach KM, Rubin JB, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Dacey R, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Grubb RL Jr, Linette GP, King AA, Michalski JM, Park TS, Perry A, Simpson JR, Mansur DB. Oligodendrogliomas in children. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jan;106(2):377-82.

Mansur DB, Rubin JB, Kidd EA, King AA, Hollander AS, Smyth MD, Limbrick DD, Park TS, Leonard JR. Radiation therapy for pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 1;79(3):829-34.

Morris B, Partap S, Yeom K, Gibbs IC, Fisher PD, King AA. Radiation-induced cerebrovascular disease in childhood cancer survivors. A Children's Oncology Group Report. Neurology, 2009 Oct 7 (E pub ahead of print)

Lim AN, Lange BJ, King AA. Rehabilitation for survivors of pediatric brain tumors: Our work has just begun. Future Neurology October 2009, Accepted

Armstrong GT, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Huang S, Ness KK, Leisenring W, Hudson MM, Donaldson SS, King AA, Stovall M, Krull KR, Robison LL, Packer RJ. Long-term outcomes among adult survivors of childhood central nervous system malignancies in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Jul 1;101(13):946-58. Epub 2009, Jun 17

King AA, Noetzel M, White DA, McKinstry RC, Debaun MR. Blood transfusion therapy is feasible in a clinical trial setting in children with sickle cell disease and silent cerebral infarcts. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Mar;50(3):599-602.

Dean JB, Hayashi SS, Albert CM, King AA, Karzon R, Hayashi RJ. Hearing loss in pediatric oncology patients receiving carboplatin-containing regimens. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008 Feb;30(2):130-4.

King AA, DeBaun MR, White DA. Need for cognitive rehabilitation for children with sickle cell disease and strokes. Expert Rev Neurother. 2008 Feb;8(2):291-6.

King AA, White DA, McKinstry RC, Noetzel M, Debaun MR. A pilot randomized education rehabilitation trial is feasible in sickle cell and strokes. Neurology. 2007 Jun 5;68(23):2008-11.

Leonard JR, Perry A, Rubin JB, King AA, Chicoine MR, Gutmann DH. The role of surgical biopsy in the diagnosis of glioma in individuals with neurofibromatosis-1. Neurology. 2006 Oct 24;67(8):1509-12.

Field JJ, Mason PJ, An P, Kasai Y, McLellan M, Jaeger S, Barnes YJ, King AA, Bessler M, Wilson DB. Low frequency of telomerase RNA mutations among children with aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006 Jul;28(7):450-3.

King A, Herron S, McKinstry R, Bacak S, Armstrong M, White D, DeBaun M. A multidisciplinary health care team's efforts to improve educational attainment in children with sickle cell anemia and cerbral infarcts. Journal of School Health, 2006; 76(1)33-37

King AA, Tang S, Ferguson KL, DeBaun MR. An education program to increase teacher knowledge about sickle cell disease. J Sch Health. 2005 Jan;75(1):11-4.

Mosse Y, Greshock J, King A, Khazi D, Weber BL, Maris JM. Identification and high-resolution mapping of a constituional 11q deletion in an infarct with multifocal neuroblastoma. Lancet Oncol, 2003; Dec 4(12):769-71

King A, Listernick R, Charrow J, Piersall L, Gutmann DH. Optic pathway gliomas in neurofibromatosis type 1: The effect of presenting symptoms on outcome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2003 Oct;122(2):95-9

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Allison A. King.

Washington University Physicians are the medical staff of  Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Children's Hospital - St. Louis Employment   About Us   Top Stories   For Your Protection      Site Map
Copyright 2015 Washington University School of Medicine
Copyright 2015 Washington University School of Medicine