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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
Sickle Cell Disease

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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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

Sickle cell disease and implementation science: A partnership to accelerate advances.
King AA, Baumann AA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Nov; 64(11)doi: 10.1002/pbc.26649.

PMID:
    28556441
    [PubMed - in process]
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Treatment of Leukoencephalopathy With Calcifications and Cysts With Bevacizumab.
Fay AJ, King AA, Shimony JS, Crow YJ, Brunstrom-Hernandez JE
Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Jun; 7156-59. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.03.008.

PMID:
    28424147
    [PubMed - in process]
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Current Results and Future Research Priorities in Late Effects after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia: A Consensus Statement from the Second Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium International Conference on Late Effects after Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
Shenoy S, Angelucci E, Arnold SD, Baker KS, Bhatia M, Bresters D, Dietz AC, De La Fuente J, Duncan C, Gaziev J, King AA, Pulsipher MA, Smith AR, Walters MC
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Apr; 23(4)552-561. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.01.009.

PMID:
    28065838
    [PubMed - in process]
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Long-term neurologic health and psychosocial function of adult survivors of childhood medulloblastoma/PNET: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
King AA, Seidel K, Di C, Leisenring WM, Perkins SM, Krull KR, Sklar CA, Green DM, Armstrong GT, Zeltzer LK, Wells E, Stovall M, Ullrich NJ, Oeffinger KC, Robison LL, Packer RJ
Neuro Oncol. 2017 May 1; 19(5)689-698. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now242.

PMID:
    28039368
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prevention of central nervous system sequelae in sickle cell disease without evidence from randomized controlled trials: the case for a team-based learning collaborative.
DeBaun MR, King AA
Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2016 Dec 2; 2016(1)632-639.

PMID:
    27913539
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Assessment of the treatment approach and survival outcomes in a modern cohort of patients with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors using the National Cancer Database.
Fischer-Valuck BW, Chen I, Srivastava AJ, Floberg JM, Rao YJ, King AA, Shinohara ET, Perkins SM
Cancer. 2017 Feb 15; 123(4)682-687. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30405.

PMID:
    27861763
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute is associated with high retention in academic hematology.
King AA, Vesely SK, Elwood J, Basso J, Carson K, Sung L
Blood. 2016 Dec 22; 128(25)2881-2885. doi: 10.1182/blood-2016-06-724211.

PMID:
    27784672
    [PubMed - in process]
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Feasibility of a Community-Based Sickle Cell Trait Testing and Counseling Program.
Housten AJ, Abel RA, Lindsey T, King AA
J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2016 Fall; 9(3)pii: 1.

PMID:
    27774352
    [PubMed]
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A pilot study of parent education intervention improves early childhood development among toddlers with sickle cell disease.
Fields ME, Hoyt-Drazen C, Abel R, Rodeghier MJ, Yarboi JM, Compas BE, King AA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Dec; 63(12)2131-2138. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26164.

PMID:
    27509845
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The National Children's Study: Recruitment Outcomes Using an Enhanced Household-Based Approach.
Blaisdell LL, Zellner JA, King AA, Faustman E, Wilhelm M, Hudak ML, Annett RD
Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137 Suppl 4S219-30. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4410C.

PMID:
    27251868
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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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