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Asya Agulnik, MD, MPH
Asya Agulnik, MD, MPH

Asya Agulnik, MD, MPH

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Global Critical Care Program, St. Jude Global
  • Director, Eurasia Regional Program, St. Jude Global

Departments

Divisions

Education

Fellowship (Pediatric Critical Care) – Boston Children’s Hospital
Internship/Residency (Pediatrics) – Boston Combined Residency Program
MPH – University of California, Berkeley
MD – Stanford School of Medicine
BA – Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Global pediatric health
  • Hospital quality of care
  • Critical care in pediatric oncology
  • Clinical prediction scores

Selected Publications

Arias, A; Garza, M; Murthy, S; Cardenas, A; Diaz, F; Montalvo, E; Nielsen, K; Kortz, T; Sharara-Chami, R; Friedrich, P; McArthur, J; Agulnik, A. Quality and Capacity Indicators for Hospitalized Pediatric Oncology Patients with Critical Illness: A Modified Delphi Consensus.  Cancer Medicine 2020, in press.

Ehrlich BS, Movsisyan N, Batmunkh T, Kumirova E, Borisevich MV, Kirgizov K, Graetz DE, McNeil MJ, Yakimkova T, Vinitsky A, Ferrara G, Li C, Lu Z, Kaye EC, Baker JN, Agulnik A; ADAPT Research Group. Delayed Timing and Barriers to Palliative Care Integration in Pediatric Oncology in 11 Countries of Eurasia. Cancer 2020, in press.

Graetz D, Kaye EC, Garza M, Ferrara G, Rodriguez M, Soberanis Vásquez DJ, Méndez Aceituno A, Antillon-Klussmann F, Gattuso JS, Mandrell BN, Baker JN, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Mack JW, Agulnik A. Qualitative Study of Pediatric Early Warning Systems' Impact on Interdisciplinary Communication in Two Pediatric Oncology Hospitals With Varying Resources. JCO Glob Oncol.6:1079-1086, 2020. PMID: 32673079

Sharma A, Sitthi-Amorn J, Gavigan P, Wolf J, Agulnik A, Brenner A, Li Y, Johnson LM. Outcomes and Disposition of Oncology Patients With Non-neutropenic Fever and Positive Blood J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 10.1097, 2020. PMID: 32604334

Ehrlich BS, Movsisyan N, Batmunkh T, Kumirova E, Borisevich MV, Kirgizov K, Graetz DE, McNeil MJ, Yakimkova T, Vinitsky A, Ferrara G, Li C, Lu Z, Kaye EC, Baker JN, Agulnik A; ADAPT Research Group. A multicountry assessment in Eurasia: Alignment of physician perspectives on palliative care integration in pediatric oncology with World Health Organization guidelines. Cancer 126(16):3777-3787, 2020. PMID: 32530519

Agulnik A, Gossett J, Carrillo AK, Kang G, Morrison RR. Abnormal Vital Signs Predict Critical Deterioration in Hospitalized Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Post-hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patients. Front Oncol 2020;10:354. Published Mar 24, 2020. PMID: 32266139

Woods-Hill CZ, Koontz DW, King AF, Voskertchian A, Colantuoni EA, Miller MR, Fackler JC, Bonafide CP, Milstone AM, Xie A; Bright StarAuthorship group. Agulnik A, Auth MJ, Albert JE, Beltramo F, Bender JM, Clayton JA, Coffin SE, Ezetendu CP, Fainberg NA, Flaherty BF, Foster CB, Hauger SB, Hersh AL, Hong SJ, Hysmith ND, Kirby AL, Aileen L LK, Larsen GY, Lin JC, Linam WM, Malakooti MR, Newland JG, Nolt D, Priebe GP, Sandora TJ, Schwenk HT, Shea J, Smith CM, Steffen KM, Tadphale SD, Toltzis P, Williamson J, Wolf J, Zerr DM. Practices, Perceptions, and Attitudes in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Children for Bacteremia: A National Survey. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Nov 6, 2019. PMID 31702704

Agulnik A, Antillon-Klussmann F, Soberanis D, Arango R, Moran E, Lopez V, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Bhakta N. Cost-benefit analysis of implementing a Pediatric Early Warning System at a pediatric oncology hospital in a low-middle income country. Cancer Nov 15;125(22):4052-4058, 2019. PMID: 31436324

Brown S, Martinez-Garcia D, Edrington J, Agulnik A. Scoping Review of Pediatric Early Warning Systems (PEWS) in Resource-Limited Settings.  Frontiers in Pediatrics Jan 8,6:410, 2019 PMID: 30671424  

Agulnik A, Nadkami A, Mora L, Soberanis D, Mack R, Antillon-Klussmann F, Kleinman M, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Pediatric early warning systems aid in triage to intermediate versus intensive care for pediatric oncology patients in resource-limited hospitals.  Pediatric Blood and Cancer Aug;65(8):e27076, 2018.  PMID: 29637687

Agulnik A, Méndez Aceituno A, Mora Robles LN, Forbes PW, Soberanis Vasquez DJ, Mack R, Antillon-Klussmann F, Kleinman M, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Validation of a pediatric early warning system for hospitalized pediatric oncology patients in a resource-limited setting. Cancer Sep 7, 2017. [Epub ahead of print]

Agulnik A, Kelly DP, Bruccoleri R, Yuskaitis C, Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Sahin M, Burns MM3, Kohane DS. Combination Clearance Therapy and Barbiturate Coma for Severe Carbamazepine Overdose. Pediatrics 2017 May;139(5), 2017.

Agulnik A, Mora Robles LN, Forbes PW, Soberanis Vasquez DJ, Mack R, Antillon-Klussmann F, Kleinman M, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Improved outcomes after successful implementation of a pediatric early warning system (PEWS) in a resource-limited pediatric oncology hospital. Cancer April 25, 2017. [Epub ahead of print]

Agulnik A, Forbes PW, Stenquist N, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Kleinman M.  Validation of a Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) in hospitalized pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant patients. Peds Crit Care Med Apr;17(4):e146-53, 2016.

Agulnik A, Ryumina II, Burgos T.  Hyperbilirubinemia guideline adherence in Russia illustrates universal challenges. Eur J Pediatr Oct;168(10):1175-80, 2009. Epub Dec 23, 2008.

Agulnik A, Magio L, Wong LF, Dwyer BK.  Listeriosis in pregnancy complicated by postpartum heart block. Obstetrics and Gynecology Aug;114(2 Pt 2):420-2, 2009. PMID: 19622946

Last update: November 2020