- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Osteogenic sarcoma
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Post transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD)
- Wilms tumor
MD, Christian-Albrecht Universitat
New York University Medical Center
New York University Medical Center
Dr. Birte Wistinghausen is the Clinical Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Wistinghausen earned her medical degree at Christian-Albrecht Universitat Kiel in 1993. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Karpatkin describing a novel mutation leading to factor IX deficiency she went on to complete an internship and a residency in Pediatrics at New York University Medical Center in New York. She completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital and received her first faculty appointment at New York University Medical Center.
As Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Wistinghausen specializes in diagnosing and treating pediatric patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis and pediatric solid tumors as well as treating selected benign hematological problems of childhood such as ITP, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and hematological complications of solid organ transplantation. Dr. Wistinghausen’s research interests focus on clinical and translational research in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD). She currently serves as the institutional principal investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group and is a member of the NHL committee of the Children’s Oncology Committee where she has been appointed to spearhead the clinical research for B-lymphoblastic lymphoma in childhood and to develop a new national clinical and translational research protocol for the treatment of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease with cellular based therapies. Dr. Wistinghausen has published articles about factor XI deficiency, hematological complications of solid organ transplantation, HLH and PTLD.
First Sydney Q. Cohlan Resident and Fellow Research Award
Department of Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center
Wistinghausen B, Reischer A, Oddoux C, Ostrer H, Nardi M, Karpatkin M. Severe factor XI deficiency in an Arab family associated with a novel mutation in exon 11. Br J Haematol 1997 Dec; 99(3): 575-7.
Lee CK, Raz R, Gimeno R, Gertner R, Wistinghausen B, Takeshita K, De Pinho RA, Levy DE. STAT3 is a negative regulator of granulopoiesis but is not required for G-CSF-dependent differentiation. Immunity 2002 Jul; 17(1): 63-72.
- AAML1031: A Phase III Randomized Trial for Patients with de novo AML using Bortezomib (IND# 58443, NSC# 681239) and Sorafenib (BAY 43-9006, IND#69896, NSC# 724772) for Patients with High Allelic Ratio FLT3/ITD
- A Phase III Randomized Trial of Adding Vincristine-topotecan- cyclophosphamide to Standard Chemotherapy in Initial Treatment of Non-metastatic Ewing Sarcoma
- AALL1131: A Phase III Randomized Trial for Newly Diagnosed High Risk B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Testing Clofarabine (IND#73789, NSC# 606869) in the Very High Risk Stratum
- ARST0531 - Randomized Study of Vincristine, Dactinomycin and Cyclophosphamide (VAC) versus VAC alternating with Vincristine and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Combination With Radiotherapy for Patients with Intermediate Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma( RMS)
- ARST0332: Risk-Based Treatment for Pediatric Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas (NRSTS)
- Intensive Treatment for Intermediate-Risk Relapse of Childhood B-Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): A Randomized Trial of Vincristine Strategies
- Phase III Randomized Study of Chimeric Anti-GC2 in high risk neuroblastoma following myeloablative therapy and autologous stem cell rescue (Protocol - ANBL0032) (Brain)
- AALL0932: Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Standard Risk B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
- Intensified Methotrexate,Nelarabine & Augmented BFM Ther (AALL0434)
- AALL1231: A Phase III Randomized Trial Investigating Bortezomib (NSC# 681239; IND# 58443) on a Modified Augmented BFM (ABFM) Backbone in Newly Diagnosed T-Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL) and T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (T-LLy)
- Vincritine, Dactinomycin and Cyclophosphomaide for Rhabdomyosarcoma (Sarcoma)
- ACNS1221 : A Phase II Study For The Treatment Of Non-Metastatic Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma In Children Less Than 4 Years of Age
- ARST1321: Pazopanib Neoadjuvant Trial in Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas (PAZNTIS): A Phase II/III Randomized Trial of Preoperative Chemoradiation or Preoperative Radiation Plus or Minus Pazopanib (NSC# 737754, IND# 118613)
- AREN0534: Treatment for Patients with Bilateral, Multicentric, or Bilaterally- Predisposed Unilateral Wilms Tumor
- ANHL1131: Intergroup Trial for Children or Adolescents with B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma NHL or Mature B-cell Leukemia B- AL: Evaluation of Rituximab Efficacy and Safety in High Risk Patients
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