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Hana Hakim, MD
Hana Hakim, MD

Hana Hakim, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty



BS – American University of Beirut
MD – American University of Beirut, School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
MS – University of Tennessee, College of Graduate Health Sciences, Memphis, TN

Research Interests

  • Fever and neutropenia in pediatric oncology

Selected Publications

Hakim H, Billett ALt, Xu, J, Tang L, Richardson T, Winkle C, Werner EJ, Hord JD, Bundy DG, Gaur AH. Mucosal Barrier Injury-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Oncology Patients. Accepted in Pediatric Blood and Cancer In print.

Dandoy CE, Kelley T, Gaur A, Nagarajan R, Demmel K, Badia P, Guinipero T, Savelli S, Hakim H, Owings A, Myers K, Aquino V, Oldridge C, Rae ML, Schjodt K, Kilcrease T, Scurlock M, Marshburn A, Hill M, Langevin M, Lee J, Cooksey R, Mian A, Eckles S, El-Bietar J, Nelson A, Turpin B, Huang F, Lawlor J, Esporas M, Hord J, Billett A. Outcomes of hospitalized pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant patients who develop a bloodstream infection. Pediatr Blood Cancer Dec;66(12):e27978, 2019. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27978. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

Wolf J, Connell TG, Allison KJ, Tang L, Richardson J, Branum K, Borello E, Rubnitz JE, Gaur AH, Hakim H, Su Y, Federico SM, Mechinaud F, Hayden RT, Monagle P, Worth LJ, Curtis N, Flynn PM. Treatment and secondary prophylaxis with ethanol lock therapy for central line-associated bloodstream infection in paediatric cancer: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis Aug;18(8):854-863, 2018. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30224-X. Epub Jun 5, 2018

Hakim H, Gilliam C, Tang L, Xu J, Lee LD. Effect of a Shielded Continuous Ultraviolet-C Air Disinfection Device on Reduction of Air and Surface Microbial Contamination in a Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Care Unit. In print. Am J Infect Control Oct;47(10):1248-1254, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.03.026. Epub May 1, 2019.

Hakim H, Dallas R, Wolf, Tang L, Schultz-Cherry S, Darling V, Johnson C, Karlsson EA, Chang T, Jeha S, Pui, C, Sun Y, Pounds S, Hayden RT, Tuomanen E, Rosch JW. Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Clinical Infectious Diseases  Aug 1;67(4):541-548, 2018. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy153.

Chang T, Rosch JW, Gu Z, Hakim H, Hewitt C, Gaur A, Wu G, Hayden RT. Whole Genome Characterization of Bacillus cereus Associated with Specific Disease Manifestations. Infect Immun. 86(2):e00574-17, Feb 2018.

Owings A, Graves J, Johnson S, Gilliam C, Gipson M, Hakim H. Leadership Line Care Rounds: Application of the “Engage, Educate, Execute, and Evaluate” Improvement Model for the Prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in Children with Cancer. Am J Infect Control 46(2):229-231, 2018. Epub Oct 12, 2017.

Wolf J, Tang L, Flynn PM, Pui C, Gaur A, Sun Y, Inaba H, Stewart T, Hayden RT, Hakim H, Jeha S. Levofloxacin Prophylaxis during Induction Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Clinical Infectious Diseases 65(11):1790-1798, 2017.

Phillips RS, Bhuller K, Sung L, Ammann RA, Tissing WJ, Lehrnbecher T, Stewart LA; PICNICC Collaboration. Risk stratification in febrile neutropenic episodes in adolescent/young adult patients with cancer. Eur J Cancer 64:101-6, 2016. 

Hakim H, Allison KJ, Van de Velde L, Tang L, Sun Y, Flynn PM, McCullers JA. Immunogenicity and Safety of High-Dose Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Compared to Standard-Dose Vaccine in Children with Cancer or HIV Infection. Vaccine 34(27):3141-8, 2016.

Phillips B, Sung L, Amman R, Riley R, Castagnola E, Haeusler G, Klaassen R, Tissing W, Lehrnbecher T, ChisholmJ, Hakim H, Ranasinghe N, Paesmans M, Hann I, and Stewart L. Predicting Microbiologically Defined Infection In Febrile Neutropenic Episodes In Children: Global Individual Participant Data Multivariable Meta-Analysis. Br J Cancer 114(6):623-630, 2016. 

Hakim H, Dallas R, Zhou, R Pei D, Cheng C, Flynn PM, Pui C, Sima J. Acute Respiratory Infections in Children and Adolescents with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer 122(5):798-805, 2016.

Inagaki K, Song M, Crumpton C, DeBeauchamp J, Jeevan T, Tuomanen EI, Webby RJ, and Hakim H. Correlation between the Interval of Influenza Virus Infectivity and Results of Diagnostic Assays in Ferret Model. J Infect Dis 213(3):407-10, 2016.

Phillips B, Ranasinghe N, Stewart LA, [….] Hakim H et al (on behalf of the PICNICC Collaboration). Ethical and regulatory considerations in the use of individual participant data for studies of disease prediction. Arch Dis Child 98:567–568, 2013

Lehrnbecher T, Phillips R, Alexander S, Alvaro F, Carlesse F, Fisher B, Hakim H, Santolaya M, Castagnola E, Davis BL, Dupuis LL, Gibson F, Groll AH, Gaur A, Gupta A, Kebudi R, Petrilli S, Steinbach WJ, Villarroel M, Zaoutis T, Sung L. Guidelines for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Children with Cancer and/or Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. J Clin Oncol Dec 10;30(35):4427-38, 2012.

Carr SB, Adderson EE, Hakim H, Xiaoping X, Xiaowei Y, Caniza M. Clinical and Demographic Characteristics of Seasonal Influenza in Children and Adolescents with Cancer. Pediatr Infect Dis J Nov;31(11):e202-7, 2012.

Hana Hakim, Kim J. Allison, Lee-Ann Van De Velde, Yimei Li, Patricia Flynn, and Jonathan A. McCullers. Immunogenicity and Safety of Inactivated Monovalent 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Vaccine in Immunocompromised Children and Young Adults. Vaccine Jan 20;30(5):879-85, 2012. Epub Dec 9, 2011.

Hakim H, Gaur AH, McCullers JA. Motivating Factors for High Rates of Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Workers. Vaccine 29(35):5963-9, 2011.

Hakim H, Flynn P, Srivastava DK, Knapp K, Li C, Okuma J, Gaur A. Risk Prediction in Pediatric Cancer Patients with Febrile Neutropenia. Pediatr Infect Dis JJan;29(1):53-9, 2010.

Hakim H, Flynn P, Knapp K, Srivastava DK, Gaur A. Etiology and Clinical Course of Febrile Neutropenia in Children with Cancer. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol Sep;31(9):623-9, 2009.

Hakim H, Gibson C, Pan J, Srivastava K, Gu Z, Bankowski MJ, Hayden RT. Comparison of Various Blood Compartments and Reporting Units for the Detection and Quantification of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) in Peripheral Blood. J Clin Microbiol July;45(7):2151-2155, 2007.

Hakim H, Mylotte JM, Faden H. Morbidity and Mortality of Staphylococcal Bacteremia in Children.Am J Infect Control Mar;35(2):102-5, 2007.

Last update: February 2020