Wassim Chemaitilly, MD
Wassim Chemaitilly, MD

Wassim Chemaitilly, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Endocrinology Division




MD & Pediatric Specialty Training – Universite de Paris V-Rene Descartes-UFR-Necker Enfants Malades, Paris-France.
Pediatric Residency – Schneider Children’s Hospital, NorthShore, LIJ Medical System, New York, NY
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship – New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, New York, NY
MS – Development Physiology. Universite de Paris V-Rene Descartes, Paris-France

Awards and Honors

  • 1999 Silver Medal of the Faculty, Université Paris V
  • 2012 Clinical Care Improvement Award, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Clinical and Research Interests

Endocrine sequelae observed in childhood cancer survivors including:

  • Disorders of growth and puberty
  • Thyroid disease
  • Gonadal dysfunction
  • Changes in body composition
  • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Bone health issues

Selected Publications

Hua C, Wu S, Chemaitilly W, Lukose RC, Merchant TE. Predicting the probability of abnormal stimulated growth hormone response in children after radiation therapy for brain tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012 (in press).

Inaba H, Yang J, Kaste SC, Hartford CM, Motosue M, Chemaitilly W, Triplett BM, Shook DR, Pui C, Leung W. Longitudinal changes in body mass and composition in survivors of childhood hematological malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Clin Oncol 2012 (in press).

Chemaitilly W, Sklar CA. Endocrine complications in long-term survivors of childhood cancers. Endocr Relat Cancer Jun 3;17(3):R141-59, 2010.

Chemaitilly W, Boulad F, Oeffinger KC, Sklar CA. Disorders of Glucose Homeostasis in Young Adults Treated with Total Body Irradiation during Childhood: A Pilot Study. Bone Marrow Transplant 44(6):339-43, 2009.

Duché L, Trivin C, Chemaitilly W, Souberbielle JC, Bréart G, Brauner R, Chalumeau M. Selecting short-statured children needing growth hormone testing: derivation and validation of a clinical decision rule. BMC Pediatr 16:8-29, 2008.

Chemaitilly W, Sklar CA.Endocrine complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 36(4):983-98, 2007.

Chemaitilly W, Boulad F, Heller G, Kernan NA, Small TN, O'Reilly RJ, Sklar CA. Final height in pediatric patients after hyperfractionated total body irradiation and stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant 40(1):29-35, 2007.

Trivin C, Couto-Silva AC, Sainte-Rose C, Chemaitilly W, Kalifa C, Doz F,Zerah M, Brauner R. Presentation and evolution of organic central precocious puberty according to the type of CNS lesion. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65(2):239-45, 2006.

Chemaitilly W, Mertens AC, Mitby P, Whitton J, Stovall M, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Sklar CA. Acute Ovarian Failure in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91(5):1723-8, 2006.

Brauner R, Couto-Silva AC, Chemaitilly W, Adan L, Trivin C. Central precocious puberty in girls: prediction of the etiology. Arch Pediatr Nov;12(11):1661-4, 2005.

Huber C, Dias-Santagata D, Glaser A, O'Sullivan J, Brauner R, Wu K, Xu X, Pearce K, Wang R, Uzielli ML, Dagoneau N, Chemaitilly W, Superti-Furga A, Dos Santos H, Megarbane A, Morin G, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Hennekam R, Van der Burgt I, Black GC, Clayton PE, Read A, Le Merrer M, Scambler PJ, Munnich A, Pan ZQ, Winter R, Cormier Daire V. Identification of mutations in CUL7 in 3-M syndrome. Nat Genet 37(10):1119-24, 2005.

Chemaitilly W, Betensky BP, Marshall I, Wei JQ, Wilson RC, New MI. The natural history and genotype-phenotype nonconcordance of HLA identical siblings with the same mutations of the 21-hydroxylase gene. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 18(2):143-53, 2005.

Chemaitilly W, Wilson RC, New MI. Hypertension and adrenal disorders. Curr Hypert Rep 6:498-504, 2003.

Chemaitilly W, Trivin C, Souberbielle JC, Brauner R. Assessing short-statured children for growth hormone deficiency. Horm Res 60:34-42, 2003.

Chemaitilly W, Goldenberg A, Baujat G, Thibaud E, Cormier-Daire V, Abadie V. Adrenal insufficiency and abnormal genitalia in a 46XX female with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. Horm Res 59: 254-6, 2003.

Chemaitilly W, Thalassinos C, Emond S, Thibaud E. Metrorrhagia and precocious puberty revealing primary hypothyroidism in a child with Down’s syndrome. Arch Dis Child 88:330-1, 2003.

El-Ghouzzi V, Dagoneau N, Kinning E, Thauvin-Robinet C, Chemaitilly W, Prost-Squarcioni C, Al Ghazali LI, Verloes A, Le Merrer M, Munnich A, Trembath RC, Cormier-Daire V. Mutaions in a novel gene Dymeclin (FLJ20071) are responsible for Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome. Hum Mol Genet 12:357-64, 2003.

Thauvin-Robinet C, El-Ghouzzi V, Chemaitilly W, Dagoneau N, Boute O, Viot G, Megharbane A, Sefiani A, Munnich A, Le Merrer M, Cormier-Daire V. Homozygosity mapping of a Dyggve Melchior Clausen syndrome gene to chromosome 18q21.1. J Med Genet 39:714-7, 2002.

Adan L, Chemaitilly W, Trivin C, Brauner R. Factors predicting adult height in girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty: Implications for treatment. Clin Endocrinol 56: 297-302, 2002.

Chalumeau M, Chemaitilly W, Trivin C, Adan L, Bréart G, Brauner R. Etiology of Central Precocious Puberty: Systematic cerebral imaging or clinical epidemiology? Pediatrics 109; 61-67, 2002.

Chemaitilly W, Trivin C, Adan L, V Gall, Sainte Rose C, Brauner R. Central precocious puberty: clinical and laboratory features. Clin Endocrinol 54: 289-294, 2001.

Last update: July 2012