Sara M. Federico, MD
Sara M. Federico, MD

Sara M. Federico, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty




BA – Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
MD – Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Pediatric Internship – Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Pediatric Residency – Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN

Research Interests

  • Clinical investigation of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas
  • Translational research in pediatric solid tumor malignancies
  • Novel drug development for pediatric solid tumor malignancies 

Selected Publications

Federico SM, Spunt SL, Krasin MJ, Billups CA, Wu J, Shulkin B, Mandell G, McCarville MB. Comparison of PET-CT and conventional imaging in staging pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer Dec 19, 2012. Doi: 10.1002/pbc.24430. [Epub ahead of print]

Cheung NK, Zhang J, Lu C, Parker M , Bahrami A, Tickoo SK, Heguy A, Pappo AS, Federico S, Dalton J, Cheung IY, Ding L, Fulton R, Wang J, Chen X, Becksfort J, Wu J, Billups CA, Ellison D, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Downing JR, Dyer MA. Association of age at diagnosis and genetic mutations in patients with neuroblastoma. JAMA Mar 14;307(10):1062-71, 2012. PMID: 22416102

Brennan RC, Federico S, Bradley C, Zhang J, Flores-Otero J, Wilson M, Stewart C, Zhu F, Guy K, Dyer MA. Targeting the p53 Pathway in Retinoblastoma with Subconjunctival Nutlin-3a. Cancer Res Jun15;71(12):4205-13, 2011.

Teitz T, Stanke S, Federico S, Bradley C, Brennan R, Zhang J, Johnson M, Sedlacik J, Inoue M, Zhang Z, Hillenbrand C, Rehg J, Frase S, Calabrese C, Finkelstein D, Dyer MA, Lahti J. Preclinical Models for Neuroblastoma: Establishing a Baseline for Treatment. PLoS One Apr 29;6(4):e19133, 2011.

Federico S, Brennan R, Dyer MA. Childhood Cancer and Developmental Biology a Crucial Partnership. Curr Top Dev Biol 94:1-13, 2011.

Nemeth KM*, Federico S*, Carcaboso AM, Shen Y, Schaiquevich P, Zhang J, Egorin M, Stewart C, Dyer MA. Subconjunctival Carboplatin and Systemic Topotecan Treatment in Preclinical Models of Retinoblastoma. Cancer Jan 15;117(2):421-34, 2011.

Brennan R, Federico S, Dyer MA. The war on cancer: have we won the battle but lost the war? Oncotarget 1:77-83, 2010.

Federico SM, Rodriguez-Galindo C. 50 Years Ago in the Journal of Pediatrics: Approaches to the Chemical Therapy of Tumors. Journal of Pediatrics Sep; 155(3):420, 2009.

Sawyer AJ, Moore S, Fielding K, Nix D, Kiratli J, Bachrach LK. Calcaneus Ultrasound Measurements in a Convenience Sample of Healthy Youth. Journal of Clinical Densitometry Spring 4: 111-120, 2001.

Sawyer AJ, Bachrach LK, Moore S. Age-Related Changes in Calcaneus Ultrasound Parameters in Healthy Children and Adolescents Using a Lunar Achilles Densitometer. Abstract presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. St. Louis, Missouri, 1999.

Halamek LP, Kaegi DM, Howard SK, Smith BE, Smith BC, Moore S, Sowb Y, Gaba DM. Development of a Simulated Delivery Room. Abstract presented at the 7th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference. San Francisco, California, January, 1999.

Last update: February 2013