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Stephen J. Shochat, MD
Stephen J. Shochat, MD

Stephen J. Shochat, MD

Emeritus, St. Jude Faculty



MD – Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Research Interests

  • Surgical oncology
  • Immunologic studies of childhood neuroblastomas
  • Evaluation and treatment of anterior chest wall deformities
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernias

Selected Publications

Fernandez-Pineda I, Daw NC, McCarville B, Emanus LJ, Rao BN, Davidoff AM, Shochat SJ. Patients with osteosarcoma with a single pulmonary nodule on computed tomography: a single-institution experience. J Pediatr Surg 47(6):1250-4, 2012.

Godzinski J, Shochat S. The best of IPSO 2010 Pediatr Blood Cancer 57(7):1253, 2011.

Karplus G, McCarville MB, Smeltzer MP, Spyridis G et al. Should Contralateral Exploratory Thoracotomy Be Advocated for Children With Osteosarcoma and Early Unilateral Pulmonary Metastases? J Pediatr Surg 44(4):665-671, 2009.

Gupta H, Araki Y, Davidoff A, Rao BN, Hoffer FA, Billups C, Wu J, Shochat SJ. Evaluation of pediatric oncology patients with previous multiple central catheters for vascular access: Is Doppler ultrasound needed? Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:527-531, 2007.

McCarville MB, Lederman HM, Santana VM, Daw NC, Shochat SJ, Li C-S, Kaufman RA. Distinguishing benign from malignant pulmonary nodules with Helical chest CT in children with malignant solid tumors. Radiology 239:514-520, 2006.

Metzger ML, Howard SC, Gow K, Li C-S, Krasin MJ, Merchant T, Kun L, Hudson MM, Shelso J, Shochat SJ, McCarville MB. Natural history and management of thyroid nodules in survivors of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 46:314-319, 2006.

Davidoff AM, Corey BL, Hoffer FA, Santana VM, Furman WL, Shochat SJ. Radiographic assessment of resectability of locoregional disease in children with high-risk neuroblastoma during neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer 44:158-162, 2005.

Hayes-Jordan AA, Daw NC, Furman WL, Hoffer FA, Shochat SJ. Tumor recurrence at thoracostomy tube insertion sites: a report of two pediatric cases. J Pediatr Surg 39:1565-1567, 2004.

Seibel NL, Li S, Breslow NE, Beckwith JB, Green DM, Haase GM, Ritchey ML, Thomas PR, Grundy PE, Finklestein JZ, Kim T, Shochat SJ, Kelalis PP, D'Angio GJ. Effect of duration of treatment on treatment outcome for patients with clear-cell sarcoma of the kidney: a report from the National Wilms' Tumor Study Group. J Clin Oncol 22:468-473, 2004.

Spurbeck WW, Davidoff AM, Lobe TE, Rao BN, Schropp KP, Shochat SJ. Minimally invasive surgery in pediatric cancer patients. Ann Surg Oncol 11:340-343, 2004.

Wodowski K, Hill DA, Pappo AS, Shochat SJ, Kun LE, Spunt SL. A chemosensitive pediatric extraosseous osteosarcoma: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 25:73-77, 2003.

Gow KW, Hayes-Jordan AA, Billups CA, Shenep JL, Hoffer FA, Davidoff AM, Rao BN, Schropp KP, Shochat SJ. Benefit of surgical resection of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in pediatric patients undergoing treatment for malignancies and immunodeficiency syndromes. J Pediatr Surg 38:1354-1360, 2003.

Hayes-Jordan A, Benaim E, Richardson S, Joglar J, Srivastava DK, Bowman L, Shochat SJ. Open lung biopsy in pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. J Pediatr Surg 37:446-452, 2002.

Chui CH, Spunt SL, Liu T, Pappo AS, Davidoff AM, Rao BN, Shochat SJ. Is reexcision in pediatric nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma necessary after an initial unplanned resection? J Pediatr Surg 37:1424-1429, 2002.

Ferguson WS, Harris MB, Goorin AM, Gebhardt MC, Link MP, Shochat SJ, Siegal GP, Devidas M, Grier HE. Presurgical window of carboplatin and surgery and multidrug chemotherapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed metastatic or unresectable osteosarcoma: Pediatric Oncology Group Trial. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 23:340-348, 2001.

Gow KW, Hoffer F, Lasater O, Shochat SJ. Intraureteral Wilms tumor. J Pediatr Surg 36:1729-1730, 2001.

Shochat SJ, Fremgen AM, Murphy SB, Hutchison C, Donaldson SS, Haase GM, Provisor AJ, Clive-Bumpus RE, Winchester DP. Childhood cancer: patterns of protocol participation in a national survey. CA Cancer J Clin 51:119-130, 2001.

Haliloglu M, Hoffer FA, Gronemeyer SA, Furman WL, Shochat SJ. 3D gadolinium-enhanced MRA: evaluation of hepatic vasculature in children with hepatoblastoma. J Magn Reson Imaging 11:65-68, 2000.

Hayes-Jordan AA, Spunt SL, Poquette CA, Cain AM, Rao BN, Pappo AS, Shochat SJ. Nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas in children: is age at diagnosis an important variable? J Pediatr Surg 35:948-953, 2000.

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Davidoff AM, Kimbrough SA, Ng CY, Shochat SJ, Vanin EF. Neuroblastoma regression and immunity induced by transgenic expression of interleukin-12. J Pediatr Surg 34:902-906, 1999.

Davidoff AM, Stevenson SC, McClelland A, Shochat SJ, Vanin EF. Enhanced neuroblastoma transduction for an improved antitumor vaccine. J Surg Res 83:95-99, 1999.

Davidoff AM, Soutter AD, Shochat SJ. Wilms tumor presenting with abdominal pain: a special subgroup of patients. Ann Surg Oncol 5:213-215, 1998.

Green DM, Breslow NE, Beckwith JB, Finklestein JZ, Grundy PE, Thomas PR, Kim T, Shochat SJ, Haase GM, Ritchey ML, Kelalis PP, D'Angio GJ. Comparison between single-dose and divided-dose administration of dactinomycin and doxorubicin for patients with Wilms' tumor: a report from the National Wilms' Tumor Study Group. J Clin Oncol 16:237-245, 1998.

Harris MB, Gieser P, Goorin AM, Ayala A, Shochat SJ, Ferguson WS, Holbrook T, Link MP. Treatment of metastatic osteosarcoma at diagnosis: a Pediatric Oncology Group Study. J Clin Oncol 16:3641-3648, 1998.

Rhine WD, Hartman GE, Shochat SJ, Benitz WE, Van Meurs KP. Hemopericardium from coronary artery laceration complicating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Perinatol 17:189-192, 1997.

Hollands CM, Winston FK, Stafford PW, Shochat SJ. Severe head injury caused by airbag deployment. J Trauma 41:920-922, 1996.

Davidoff AM, Hebra A, Bunin N, Shochat SJ, Schnaufer L. Endodermal sinus tumor in children. J Pediatr Surg 31:1075-1078, 1996.

Harris MB, Cantor AB, Goorin AM, Shochat SJ, Ayala AG, Ferguson WS, Holbrook T, Link MP. Treatment of osteosarcoma with ifosfamide: comparison of response in pediatric patients with recurrent disease versus patients previously untreated: a Pediatric Oncology Group study. Med Pediatr Oncol 24:87-92, 1995.

Krieger NR, Shochat SJ, McGowan V, Hartman GE. Early hernia repair in the premature infant: long-term follow-up. J Pediatr Surg 29:978-981, 1994.

Morgan LJ, Shochat SJ, Hartman GE. Peritoneal drainage as primary management of perforated NEC in the very low birth weight infant. J Pediatr Surg 29:310-314, 1994.

Van Meurs KP, Rhine WD, Benitz WE, Shochat SJ, Hartman GE, Sheehan AM, Starnes VA. Lobar lung transplantation as a treatment for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg 29:1557-1560, 1994.

Adams GA, Shochat SJ, Smith EI, Shuster JJ, Joshi VV, Altshuler G, Hayes FA, Nitschke R, McWilliams N, Castleberry RP. Thoracic neuroblastoma: a Pediatric Oncology Group study. J Pediatr Surg 28:372-377, 1993.

Shochat SJ. Wilms' tumor: diagnosis and treatment in the 1990s. Semin Pediatr Surg 2:59-68, 1993.

Ritchey M, Haase GM, Shochat SJ, Kelalis PP. Incidental appendectomy during nephrectomy for Wilms' tumor. Surg Gynecol Obstet 176:423-426, 1993.

Ritchey ML, Kelalis PP, Haase GM, Shochat SJ, Green DM, D'Angio G. Preoperative therapy for intracaval and atrial extension of Wilms tumor. Cancer 71:4104-4110, 1993.

Yun KL, Hartman GE, Shochat SJ. Esophageal atresia with triple congenital tracheoesophageal fistulae. J Pediatr Surg 27:1527-1528, 1992.

Last update: June 2012