Suzanne A. Gronemeyer, PhD

Suzanne A. Gronemeyer, PhD

  • Associate Director, Academic Programs
  • Director, Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
  • Director, Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program


PhD ― Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (Physics)

Academic Activities

Dr. Gronemeyer has held positions with the University of Missouri in St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, the National Science Foundation, Argonne National Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Siemens Medical Systems  She is a medical physicist with expertise in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). After six years with Siemens as their first MR Applications Scientist, Dr. Gronemeyer joined Diagnostic Imaging at St. Jude in 1988 as an Associate Member. In 1997, she became Director of our National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. She moved to our Academic Programs Office as Associate Director in 2000. In 2002, she obtained a CURE supplement to our NCI Cancer Center Support Grant to enable additional outstanding under-represented minority students to participate in our POE program. Dr. Gronemeyer also holds an award from the American Heart Association to support additional POE students doing research in areas related to the mission of the AHA. She serves on review committees for the NCI and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and  has served on the boards of the Intercultural Cancer Council and the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE). In 2009, the AACE honored Dr. Gronemeyer with the Margaret Hay Edwards Achievement Medal For Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Education.

Selected Publications

Gronemeyer SA. Creating Synergy: Essential Components of a Successful R25E Cancer Education Program. J Cancer Educ Feb 25, 2011.

Gronemeyer SA. The Impact of Predoctoral Pediatric Oncology Education. J Cancer Educ 20:16-22, 2005.

Miller SL, Hoffer FA, Reddick WE, Wu S, Glass JO, Gronemeyer SA, Haliloglu M, Nikanorov AY, Xiong X, Pappo AS. Tumor volume or dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI for prediction of clinical outcome of Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. Pediatr Radiol 31:518-523, 2001.

Gronemeyer SA. Effective Use of the Web to Expand a Summer Predoctoral Program: the St. Jude Experience. J Cancer Educ 15:200-203, 2000.

Gronemeyer SA, Steen RG, Kauffman WM, Reddick WE, Glass JO. Fast adipose tissue (FAT) assessment by MRI. Magn Reson Imaging 18:815-818, 2000.

Hoffer FA, Nikanorov AY, Reddick WE, Bodner SM, Xiong X, Jones-Wallace D, Gronemeyer SA, Rao BN, Kauffman WM, Laor T. Accuracy of MR Imaging for Detecting Epiphyseal Extension of Osteosarcoma. Pediatr Radiol 30:289-298, 2000.

Viano AM, Gronemeyer SA, Haliloglu M, Hoffer FA. Improved MR Imaging for Patients with Metallic Implants. Magn Reson Imaging 18:287-295, 2000.

Haliloglu M, Hoffer FA, Gronemeyer SA, Furman WL, Shochat SJ. 3D Gadolinium-Enhanced MRA: Evaluation of hepatic vasculature in children with hepatoblastoma. J Magn Reson Imaging 11:65-68, 2000.

Haliloglu M, Hoffer FA, Gronemeyer SA, Rao BN. Applications of 3D contrast-enhanced MR angiography in children. Pediatr Radiol 29:863-868, 1999.

Kaste SC, Gronemeyer SA, Hoffer FA, Mandrell BN, Wilimas JA. Pilot study of venous occlusions from central venous access devices in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Radiol 29(8):570-574, 1999.

Gronemeyer SA, Langston JW, Abraham J. Curved reconstruction along the anterior optic pathway.Am J Neuroradiol 19:338-40, 1998.

Gronemeyer SA, Kauffman WM, Roche MS, Steen RG, Fletcher BD. Contribution of fat-saturated contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MR Imaging in evaluation of osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. J Magn Reson Imaging 7:585-9, 1997.

Kauffman WM, Heslop HE, Gronemeyer SA, Chen G, Krance RA. The hepatic arterial resistance index - An indicator of liver dysfunction in children treated with bone marrow transplantation. Clin Radiol 52:903-6, 1997.

Steen RG, Gronemeyer SA, Taylor JS. Age-related changes in proton T1 of normal human brain. J Magn Reson Imaging 5:43-48, 1995.

Kanwar VS, Wang WC, Winer-Muram HT, Kauffman WM, Gronemeyer SA, Head DR. Magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of childhood aplastic anemia. Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 17:284-9, 1995.

Reddick WE, Langston JW, Meyer WH, Gronemeyer SA, Steen RG, Chen G, Taylor JS. Discrete signal processing of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance images: statistical validation and clinical correlation. J Magn Reson Imaging 4:397-404, 1994.

Steen RG, Gronemeyer SA, Kingsley PB, Reddick WE, Langston JW, Taylor JS. Precise and accurate measurement of proton T1 in human brain in vivo: validation and clinical correlation. J Magn Reson Imaging 4:681-91, 1994.

Fletcher BD, Hanna SL, Fairclough DL, Gronemeyer SA. Dynamic, Gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging to monitor tumor response to chemotherapy [letter]. Radiology 186:904-5, 1993.

Winer-Muram HT, Kauffman WM, Gronemeyer SA, Jennings SG. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the chest wall ("Askin" tumors): CT and MR findings. Am J Roentgenol 161:265-8, 1993.

Kaste SC, Gronemeyer SA, Muram D. Vaginal occlusion induced by cancer therapy. Pediatr Radiol23:369-70, 1993.

Hanna SL, Reddick WE, Parham DM, Gronemeyer SA, Taylor JS, Fletcher BD. Automated pixel-by-pixel mapping of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR images for evaluation of osteosarcoma response to chemotherapy: preliminary results. J Magn Reson Imaging 3:849-53, 1993.

Gronemeyer SA, Langston JW, Hanna SL, Langston JW Jr: MR Detection of Calcified Intracranial Lesions and Differentiation from Iron-laden Lesions. J Magn Reson Imaging 2:271-6, 1992.

Fletcher BD, Hanna SL, Fairclough DL, Gronemeyer SA. Use of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MR Imaging to Monitor Response of Musculoskeletal Tumors to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: A Prospective Study. Radiology 184:243-8, 1992.

Hanna SL, Langston JW, Gronemeyer SA. Value of Subtraction Images in the Detection of Hemorrhagic Brain Lesions on Contrast-Enhanced MR Images. Am J Neuroradiol 12:681-5, 1991.

Langston JW, Gronemeyer SA, Anderson SE, Hanna SL. Positioning Platform for Non-Oblique Total Spine MR Imaging. Am J Neuroradiol 12:1001-2, 1991.

Hanna SL, Langston JW, Gronemeyer SA, Fletcher BD. Subtraction Technique for Contrast-Enhanced MR Images of Musculoskeletal Tumors. Magn Reson Imaging 8:213-15, 1990.

Hanna SL, Lemmi MA, Langston JW, Fontanesi J, Brooks HL Jr, Gronemeyer SA. Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma: MR Imaging in the Assessment of Radioactive Plaque Position. Radiology176:851-3, 1990.


Last update: February 2011