Medical School

Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Department of Pediatrics

Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD

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Academic Title

Assistant Professor

Clinical Title

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Physician

Specializations

  • Pediatrics
  • Transplants
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Leukemia

Practices

  • Journey Clinic -- Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Education

Medical School
University of Minnesota
Residency
University of Minnesota (Pediatrics)
Fellowship
University of Minnesota (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota

Contact Info

Email
stef0030@umn.edu

Phone
(612) 626-2961

Fax
(612) 626-4074

Office Address
Pediatric BMT
660A Masonic Cancer Research Bldg
424 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address
Pediatrics BMT
MMC 366 Mayo
8366A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Dr. Stefanski is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Her clinical interests include ALL, AML, solid tumors and immunodeficiencies.

Dr. Stefanski received her B.A. from Smith College in 1993. She then went on to attain her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Immunology in 1999. She completed her Medical Degree at the University of Minnesota in 2004. She completed her Pediatric Training at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's hospital in 2007. She finished her Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation fellowship in 2010 at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Stefanski's research is focused on expediting immune reconstitution after transplant. T lymphocytes are critical for effective responses to viruses and fungal infections; after undergoing bone marrow transplantation there are essentially no functional T cells until up to a year after transplant. In her laboratory, she is currently working on T cell reconstitution in order to decrease morbidity and mortality.

Publications

A Randomized Trial of One vs. Two Doses of Influenza Vaccine Following Allogeneic Transplantation.
Karras NA, Weeres M, Sessions W, Xu X, Defor T, Young JA, Stefanski H, Brunstein C, Cooley S, Miller JS, Blazar BR, Wagner JE, Verneris MR.
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012 Aug 29.

 

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