About Us

Mission Statement: Improving the health and survival of children who require critical care during and following hematopoietic cell transplantation and/or cancer immunotherapy, through collaborative clinical and translational research.


PALISI HCT Leadership

  • Kris Mahadeo, MD, MPH, Chief, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Contact: kmmahadeo@mdanderson.org

  • Marie Steiner, MD, MS, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Contact: stein083@umn.edu


PALISI HCT Executive Committee

  • Rajinder Bajwa, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

  • Ranjit Chima, MD, FAAP, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

  • Christine Duncan, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Leslie Lehmann, MD, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Paul Martin, MD, PhD, Chair, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • Jenny McArthur, DO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

  • Jerelyn Moffet, PNP, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • Courtney Rowan, MD, Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN


Subgroup Membership



  • Boston Children’s Hospital                            

  • Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

  • Children’s National Medical Center

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Cornell/Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Duke University Medical Center

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

  • Hackensack

  • Medical College of Wisconsin

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Montefiore Medical Center

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital

  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital

  • Riley Children’s Hospital

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Stony Brook Medical Center

  • Texas Children’s Hospital

  • University of Alabama

  • University of Miami

  • University of Minnesota

  • University of California San Francisco