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Jeffrey R. Andolina, M.D., M.S.

Cancer, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumor, Brain Sarcoma; Hematology, Oncology; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2981

Administrative: (585) 275-2981

Office: (585) 275-2981

Fax: (585) 273-1039

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Biography

Dr. Andolina is most interested in the treatment and comprehensive care for children with leukemia and lymphoma, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), as well as the care for children with other cancers and blood diseases.

Dr. Andolina is the director of pediatric bone marrow transplantation and has experience in treating both leukemias as well as non-malignant conditions such as aplastic anemia. He has a particular interest in bone marrow transplant for patients with sickle cell anemia. In addition, Dr. Andolina has an interest in the adolescent and young adult population, and also cares for young adults undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

The University of Rochester is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Tissue Consortium (PBMTC). Dr. Andolina is the primary investigator for our institution for these national cooperative groups. We have over 75 clinical trials open and strive to have all front-line treatment studies open for our pediatric and young adult patients.

Professional Background

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation
Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation

Research

Dr. Andolina is interested in improving the outcome for children with cancer through offering enrollment on multi-institutional clinical trials through the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Tissue Consortium (PBMTC).

Dr. Andolina has a particular interest in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation; Leukemia; Lymphoma; Neuroblastoma; Hematology, Oncology; Pediatric Hematology Oncology; Pediatric Oncology; Pediatric Cancer.

Other research interests include evaluating donor anti-HLA antibodies and patient outcome after bone marrow transplant, as well as evaluating reduced-intensity conditioning regimens for children with malignant and non-malignant diseases, especially sickle cell anemia.

Dr. Andolina also performs laboratory research including the study of the gene expression profile of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells, specifically evaluating gene expression changes which may confer survival advantages post-allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

2000
BA | Georgetown University
Psychology

2004
MD | University of Virginia School Medicine
Medicine

2010
Masters in Science and Clinical Investigation | Northwestern University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

06/21/2005 - 06/30/2007
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

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Awards

2017 - 2017
Early Career Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: The Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

2016 - 2016
Young Investigator Award, travel stipend
Sponsor: Pediatric Blood and Marrow Tissue Consortium (PBMTC)

2015 - 2016
Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric Residents Class of 2016
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2015 - 2016
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2015 - 2015
ICare Bronze Star Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

2014 - 2015
Faculty Teaching Award for Pediatrics presented by URMedicine Medical Student Class of 2016
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

2013 - 2014
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Inducted into AOA by Medical Student Class of 2013

2013 - 2014
Faculty Teaching Award for Pediatrics
Sponsor: Medical Student Class of 2013
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2012 - Present
Children's Oncology Group Primary Investigator (PI)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

2007
A. Todd Davis Physician Award
Location: Children's Memorial Hospital

2007
Resident Teaching Award
Location: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

2005
Resident Teaching Award
Location: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

2004
Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
Location: University of Virginia School of Medicine

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/20/2017
Kaplan FS, Andolina JR, Adamson PC, Teachey DT, Finklestein JZ, Ebb DH, Whitehead B, Jacobs B, Siegel DM, Keen R, Hsiao E, Pignolo RJ. "Early clinical observations on the use of imatinib mesylate in FOP: A report of seven cases." Bone.. 2017 Jul 20; Epub 2017 Jul 20.

1/2017
Devine, K.A., Viola, A., Capucilli, P., Sahler, O.J., Andolina, .J.R. "Factors Associated with Noncompliance with Long-term Follow-up care among Pediatric Cancer Survivors". J. Pediatric Hematology Oncology. 2017; .

5/2015
Pina C, Khattab A, Katzman P, Bruckner L, Andolina J, New M, Yau M. "Ovarian carcinoma in a 14-year-old with classical salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia and bilateral adrenalectomy." Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM.. 2015 May 0; 28(5-6):663-7.

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