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Allison A. King, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Sciences

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Oncology
Brain Tumors - Pediatric
Pediatric Hematology

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, pediatrics, pediatric cancer, treatment of children with sickle cell disease, central nervous system tumors, late effects of treatment and issues of survivorship

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  • Education
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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780

Education

Education

PhD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO 2015
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1992
Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri 1996
MPH: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
Residency: Pediatric, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Prevalence of Developmental Delay and Contributing Factors Among Children With Sickle Cell Disease.
Drazen CH, Abel R, Gabir M, Farmer G, King AA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Mar; 63(3)504-10. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25838.

PMID:
    26575319
    [PubMed - in process]
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Youth with Sickle Cell Disease: Genetic and Sexual Health Education Needs.
Housten AJ, Abel RA, Dadekian J, Schwieterman K, Jason D, King AA
Am J Health Behav. 2015 Nov; 39(6)856-65. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.39.6.13.

PMID:
    26450553
    [PubMed - in process]
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Successful matched sibling donor marrow transplantation following reduced intensity conditioning in children with hemoglobinopathies.
King AA, Kamani N, Bunin N, Sahdev I, Brochstein J, Hayashi RJ, Grimley M, Abraham A, Dioguardi J, Chan KW, Douglas D, Adams R, Andreansky M, Anderson E, Gilman A, Chaudhury S, Yu L, Dalal J, Hale G, Cuvelier G, Jain A, Krajewski J, Gillio A, Kasow KA, Delgado D, Hanson E, Murray L, Shenoy S
Am J Hematol. 2015 Dec; 90(12)1093-8. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24183.

PMID:
    26348869
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transition Needs of Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease.
Abel RA, Cho E, Chadwick-Mansker KR, D'Souza N, Housten AJ, King AA
Am J Occup Ther. 2015 Mar-Apr; 69(2)6902350030p1-5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.013730.

PMID:
    26122692
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Association of Cytokine Levels With Cognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease and Normal MRI Studies of the Brain.
Andreotti C, King AA, Macy E, Compas BE, DeBaun MR
J Child Neurol. 2015 Sep; 30(10)1349-53. doi: 10.1177/0883073814563140.

PMID:
    25512362
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Controlled trial of transfusions for silent cerebral infarcts in sickle cell anemia.
DeBaun MR, Gordon M, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, White DA, Sarnaik SA, Meier ER, Howard TH, Majumdar S, Inusa BP, Telfer PT, Kirby-Allen M, McCavit TL, Kamdem A, Airewele G, Woods GM, Berman B, Panepinto JA, Fuh BR, Kwiatkowski JL, King AA, Fixler JM, Rhodes MM, Thompson AA, Heiny ME, Redding-Lallinger RC, Kirkham FJ, Dixon N, Gonzalez CE, Kalinyak KA, Quinn CT, Strouse JJ, Miller JP, Lehmann H, Kraut MA, Ball WS Jr, Hirtz D, Casella JF
N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 21; 371(8)699-710. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401731.

PMID:
    25140956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reconsideration of age as a contraindication for curative therapy of sickle cell disease.
King AA, DiPersio JF
JAMA. 2014 Jul 2; 312(1)33-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.7193.

PMID:
    25058214
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Silent cerebral infarction, income, and grade retention among students with sickle cell anemia.
King AA, Rodeghier MJ, Panepinto JA, Strouse JJ, Casella JF, Quinn CT, Dowling MM, Sarnaik SA, Thompson AA, Woods GM, Minniti CP, Redding-Lallinger RC, Kirby-Allen M, Kirkham FJ, McKinstry R, Noetzel MJ, White DA, Kwiatkowski JK, Howard TH, Kalinyak KA, Inusa B, Rhodes MM, Heiny ME, Fuh B, Fixler JM, Gordon MO, DeBaun MR
Am J Hematol. 2014 Oct; 89(10)E188-92. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23805.

PMID:
    25042018
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development and feasibility of a home-based education model for families of children with sickle cell disease.
Hoyt Drazen C, Abel R, Lindsey T, King AA
BMC Public Health. 2014 Feb 5; 14116. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-116.

PMID:
    24499305
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Parent education and biologic factors influence on cognition in sickle cell anemia.
King AA, Strouse JJ, Rodeghier MJ, Compas BE, Casella JF, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, Quinn CT, Ichord R, Dowling MM, Miller JP, Debaun MR
Am J Hematol. 2014 Feb; 89(2)162-7. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23604.

PMID:
    24123128
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Oligodendrogliomas in children.
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
J Neurooncol. 2012 Jan; 106(2)377-82. doi: 10.1007/s11060-011-0674-6.

PMID:
    21842314
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiation therapy for pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood.
Mansur DB, Rubin JB, Kidd EA, King AA, Hollander AS, Smyth MD, Limbrick DD, Park TS, Leonard JR
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 1; 79(3)829-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.11.015.

PMID:
    20421157
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hearing loss in pediatric oncology patients receiving carboplatin-containing regimens.
Dean JB, Hayashi SS, Albert CM, King AA, Karzon R, Hayashi RJ
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008 Feb; 30(2)130-4. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e31815d1d83.

PMID:
    18376265
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Need for cognitive rehabilitation for children with sickle cell disease and strokes.
King AA, DeBaun MR, White DA
Expert Rev Neurother. 2008 Feb; 8(2)291-6. doi: 10.1586/14737175.8.2.291.

PMID:
    18271713
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Blood transfusion therapy is feasible in a clinical trial setting in children with sickle cell disease and silent cerebral infarcts.
King AA, Noetzel M, White DA, McKinstry RC, Debaun MR
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Mar; 50(3)599-602.

PMID:
    17985350
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A pilot randomized education rehabilitation trial is feasible in sickle cell and strokes.
King AA, White DA, McKinstry RC, Noetzel M, Debaun MR
Neurology. 2007 Jun 5; 68(23)2008-11.

PMID:
    17548550
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The role of surgical biopsy in the diagnosis of glioma in individuals with neurofibromatosis-1.
Leonard JR, Perry A, Rubin JB, King AA, Chicoine MR, Gutmann DH
Neurology. 2006 Oct 24; 67(8)1509-12.

PMID:
    17060590
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Low frequency of telomerase RNA mutations among children with aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome.
Field JJ, Mason PJ, An P, Kasai Y, McLellan M, Jaeger S, Barnes YJ, King AA, Bessler M, Wilson DB
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006 Jul; 28(7)450-3.

PMID:
    16825992
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An education program to increase teacher knowledge about sickle cell disease.
King AA, Tang S, Ferguson KL, DeBaun MR
J Sch Health. 2005 Jan; 75(1)11-4.

PMID:
    15776876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis 1.
King AA, Debaun MR, Riccardi VM, Gutmann DH
Am J Med Genet. 2000 Aug 28; 93(5)388-92.

PMID:
    10951462
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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