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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

van Iersel L, Li Z, Srivastava DK, Brinkman TM, Bjornard KL, Wilson CL, Green DM, Merchant TE, Pui CH, Howell RM, Smith SA, Armstrong GT, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK, Gajjar A, Krull KR, Sklar CA, van Santen HM, Chemaitilly W. Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Long-Term Health Outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab Aug 2, 2019. pii: jc.2019-00834. doi: 10.1210/jc.2019-00834. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31373627.

Chemaitilly W, Sklar CA. Childhood Cancer Treatments and Associated Endocrine Late Effects: A Concise Guide for the Pediatric Endocrinologist. Horm Res Paediatr 91(2):74-82, 2019. doi: 10.1159/000493943. Epub Nov 7, 2018. Review. PubMed PMID: 30404091.

Sklar CA, Antal Z, Chemaitilly W, Cohen LE, Follin C, Meacham LR, Murad MH. Hypothalamic-Pituitary and Growth Disorders in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab Aug 1;103(8):2761-2784, 2018. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-01175. Review. PubMed PMID: 29982476.

Chemaitilly W, Cohen LE, Mostoufi-Moab S, Patterson BC, Simmons JH, Meacham LR, van Santen HM, Sklar CA. Endocrine Late Effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors. J Clin Oncol Jul 20;36(21):2153-2159, 2018. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.3268. Epub Jun 6, 2018. PubMed PMID: 29874130.

Chemaitilly W, Li Z, Krasin MJ, Brooke RJ, Wilson CL, Green DM, Klosky JL, Barnes N, Clark KL, Farr JB, Fernandez-Pineda I, Bishop MW, Metzger M, Pui CH, Kaste SC, Ness KK, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Sklar CA. Premature Ovarian Insufficiency in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Report From the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. J Clin Endocrinol Metab Jul 1;102(7):2242-2250, 2017. doi: 10.1210/jc.2016-3723. PubMed PMID: 28368472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5505200.

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Chemaitilly W, Cohen LE. Endocrine late-effects of childhood cancer and its treatments. Eur J Endocrinol 176(4):R183-R203, 2016. doi: 10.1530/EJE-17-0054. PubMed PMID: 28153840.

Chemaitilly W, Armstrong GT, Gajjar A, Hudson MM. Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis Dysfunction in Survivors of Childhood CNS Tumors: Importance of Systematic Follow-Up and Early Endocrine Consultation. J Clin Oncol 34(36):4315-4319, 2016. PMID: 27998231

Armenian SH, Chemaitilly W, Chen M, Chow EJ, Duncan CN, Jones LW, Pulsipher MA, Remaley AT, Rovo A, Salooja N, Battiwalla M. National Institutes of Health Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Late Effects Initiative: The Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors Working Group Report. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant pii: S1083-8791(16)30294-4, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.08.019. PubMed PMID: 27590105.

Hudson MM, Ehrhardt MJ, Bhakta N, Baassiri M, Eissa H, Chemaitilly W, Green DM, Mulrooney DA, Armstrong GT, Brinkman TM, Klosky JL, Krull KR, Sabin ND, Wilson CL, Huang IC, Bass JK, Hale K, Kaste S, Khan RB, Srivastava DK, Yasui Y, Joshi VM, Srinivasan S, Stokes D, Hoehn ME, Wilson M, Ness KK, Robison LL. Approach for Classification and Severity-grading of Long-term and Late-onset Health Events among Childhood Cancer Survivors in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev doi: 10.1158/1055-9965. EPI-16-0812, 2016. PubMed PMID: 28035022.

Wilson CL, Chemaitilly W, Jones KE, Kaste SC, Srivastava DK, Ojha RP, Yasui Y, Pui CH, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Modifiable Factors Associated With Aging Phenotypes Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Clin Oncol 34(21):2509-15, 2016. PubMed PMID: 27001572.

Chemaitilly W, Merchant TE, Li Z, Barnes N, Armstrong GT, Ness KK, Pui CH, Kun LE, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Sklar CA, Gajjar A. Central precocious puberty following the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer and central nervous system tumors: Presentation and long-term outcomes. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 84(3):361-71, 2016. PubMed PMID: 26464129; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4755813.

Morgan JA, Lynch JA, Panetta JC, Wang Y, Frase S, Bao J, Zhang J, Opferman JT, Janke L, Green DM, Chemaitilly W, Schuetz J. Apoptosome activation, an important molecular instigator in 6-mercaptopurine induced Leydig cell death. Sci Rep 18;5:16488, 2015. PubMed PMID: 26576726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4649703.

Chemaitilly W, Li Z, Huang S, Ness KK, Clark KL, Green DM, Barnes N, Armstrong GT, Krasin MJ, Srivastava DK, Pui CH, Merchant TE, Kun LE, Gajjar A, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Sklar CA. Anterior hypopituitarism in adult survivors of childhood cancers treated with cranial radiotherapy: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 33(5):492-500, 2015. PMCID: PMC4314596

Chemaitilly W, Hudson MM. Update on endocrine and metabolic therapy-related late effects observed in survivors of childhood neoplasia. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 21:71-76, 2014. PMID: 24275618

Hudson MM, Ness KK, Gurney JG, Mulrooney DA, Chemaitilly W, Krull KR, Green DM, Armstrong GT, Nottage KA, Jones KE, Sklar CA, Srivastava DK, Robison LL. Clinical ascertainment of health outcomes among adults treated for childhood cancer. JAMA 309(22):2371-2381, 2013. Erratum in: JAMA 310(1):99, 2013. PMCID: PMC3771083

Chemaitilly W, Robison LL. Safety of growth hormone treatment in patients previously treated for cancer. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 41(4):785-792, 2012. PMID: 23099270

Chemaitilly W, Sklar CA. Endocrine complications in long-term survivors of childhood cancers. Endocr Relat Cancer 17(3):R141-159, 2010. PMID: 20453080

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):339-343, 2009. PMID: 19308039

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):239-245, 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):1723-1728, 2006.

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: September 2019