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Allison Ast, MD
Allison Ast, MD

Allison Ast, MD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



BA (Biology) - Saint Mary’s University, Winona, MN         
MD - Kansas University School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
Pediatric Residency
- University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Integrative Medicine Fellowship
- University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (Expected completion 2/2020)

Research Interests

  • Early integration and use of complementary and integrative therapies in pediatric oncology patients
  • Improving caregiver wellness using integrative modalities
  • Quality Improvement

Selected Publications

Vijay V, Miller R, Vue GS, Pezeshkian MB, Maywood M, Ast AM, Drusbosky LM, Pompeu Y, Salgado AD, Lipten SD, Geddes T, Blenc AM, Ge Y, Ostrov DA, Cogle CR, Madlambayan GJ. Interleukin-8 blockade prevents activated endothelial cell mediated proliferation and chemoresistance of acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia Research Sept;81, 2019. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 31299413

Kharkar V, Ast A, Gupta S, Sharma S. LSD2/KDM1B/AOF1 and Human Cancer Pathways: A Literature Review. Cancer Studies and Therapeutics Oct;1(1). 2016.

Grozdanic S, Ast A, Lazic T, Kown Y, Kardon R, Betts D, Sonea I, Sakaguchi D. Morphological integration and functional of transplanted neural progenitor cells in healthy and acute ischemic rat eyes. Experimental Eye Research Apr;82(4):597-607, 2006. 

Perkins G, Derfoul A, Ast A, Hall D. An inhibitor of the stretch-activated cation receptor exerts a potent effect on chondrocyte phenotype. Differentiation Jun;73(5):199-211, 2005.

Last update: November 2019