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

Cancer, Pediatrics

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 including aplastic anemia and Immunodeficiencies. 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; he also cares for young adults undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

The University of Rochester is a member of multiple cooperative groups for pediatric cancer and pediatric bone marrow transplantation, including the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Tissue Consortium (PBMTC), and the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC). Dr. Andolina is an investigator with each of these national groups and is the primary investigator for the PBMTC and PIDTC. He is on both the CML disease committee and also the cellular therapy committee of the COG. Together, we have over 75 clinical trials open and strive to have all front-line treatment studies open for our pediatric and young adult patients.

Please contact Dr. Andolina directly with any patient related or clinical related questions or concerns.

jeffrey_andolina@urmc.rochester.edu

Professional Background

Associate 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.

Dr. Andolina's research interests including improving bone marrow transplantation for children and young adults. He and colleagues have developed a clinical trial using haploidentical donors for bone marrow transplant, for those patients without fully matched sibling or matched unrelated donors. Haploidentical donors are "half matches," and almost all patients will have an available haploidentical donor, as all biological parents and half of full siblings will fall into this category.

Other research interests include evaluating reduced-intensity conditioning regimens for pediatric patients 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.

Please contact Dr. Andolina directly with any patient related or clinical related questions or concerns.

jeffrey_andolina@urmc.rochester.edu

Credentials

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

06/21/2004 - 06/20/2005
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

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Awards

2017 - 2018
Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric Residents Class of 2018
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

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 UR Medicine 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

9/27/2018
Allen CE, Marsh R, Dawson P, Bollard CM, Shenoy S, Roehrs P, Hanna R, Burroughs L, Kean L, Talano JA, Schultz KR, Pai SY, Baker KS, Andolina JR, Stenger EO, Connelly J, Ramirez A, Bryant C, Eapen M, Pulsipher MA. "Reduced-intensity conditioning for hematopoietic cell transplant for HLH and primary immune deficiencies." Blood.. 2018 Sep 27; 132(13):1438-1451. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

9/26/2018
Andolina JR, Burke MJ, Hijiya N, Chaudhury S, Schultz KR, Roth ME. "Practice Patterns of Physician Treatment for Pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)." Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.. 2018 Sep 26; Epub 2018 Sep 26.

8/2018
Andolina JR, Reinish AL, Akhtar R, Noronha S, Shand JC, Girvin A, Korones DN, Bruckner LB, Mullen CA, Curran KJ, Boulad F. "Successful reduced-intensity conditioning hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with aplastic anemia in two children." Pediatric blood & cancer.. 2018 Aug 0; 65(8):e27218. Epub 2018 May 03.

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