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Holly Spraker-Perlman, MD, MS
Holly Spraker-Perlman, MD, MS

Holly Spraker-Perlman, MD, MS

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty




BS – College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
MD – Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
MS – University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
Residency – Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
FellowshipSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Research Interests

  • Adolescent and young adult oncology
  • Access to home based palliative care services for pediatric oncology patients
  • Early integration of palliative care and use of complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies in the care of pediatric oncology patients

Selected Publications

Coccia PF, Pappo AS, Beaupin L, Borges VF, Borinstein SC, Chugh R, Dinner S, Folbrecht J, Frazier AL, Goldsby R, Gubin A, Hayashi R, Huang MS, Link MP, Livingston JA, Matloub Y, Millard F, Oeffinger KC, Puccetti D, Reed D, Robinson S, Rosenberg AR, Sanft T, Spraker-Perlman HL, von Mehren M, Wechsler DS, Whelan KF, Yeager N, Gurski LA, Shead DA. Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, version 2.2018, Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology J Natl Canc Netw 16(1):66-97, 2018.

Ou JY, Spraker-Perlman H, Dietz AC, Smits-Seemann RR, Kaul S, Kirchhoff AC. Conditional Survival of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult soft tissue and bone tumor patients. Cancer Epidemiol  50(Pt A):150-15, 2017.

Kirchhoff AC, Fowler B, Warner EL, Pannier ST, Fair D, Spraker-Perlman H, Yancey J, Bott B, Reynolds C, Randall RL. Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: Oncology Provider Perceptions of Adolescent and Young Adult Unmet Needs. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 6(4):519-523, 2017.

Jensen J, Weng C, Spraker-Perlman H. Bereavement Care Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Pediatric Oncologists. J Palliat Med 20(3):266-72, 2017.

Gonzalez C, Randall RL, Wright J, Spraker-Perlman HL, Jian Y, Sweeney C, Kirchhoff A. Long Term Survivors of Childhood Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas are at High Risk of Hospitalization. Pediatr Blood Cancer 64(6):e26371, 2017.

Kaul S, Zamora E, Spraker-Perlman H, Kirchoff A. Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors’ Valuation of Post-Treatment Recommended Care. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 6(1):127-133, 2017.

Spraker-Perlman HL. Division of Responsibility. J Palliat Med 19(12):1349-50, 2016.

Kaul S, Fluchel M, Spraker-Perlman H, Parmeter CF, Kirchhoff AC. Health care experiences of long-term survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer. Support Care Cancer 24(9):967-77, 2016.

Warner EL, Wu YP, Hacking CC, Wright J, Spraker-Perlman HL, Gardner E, Kirchhoff. An Assessment to Inform Pediatric Cancer Provider Development and Delivery of Survivor Care Plans. J Cancer Educ 30(4):677-84, 2015.

Warner EL, Nam GE, Zhang Y, McFadden M, Wright J, Spraker-Perlman H, Kinney AY, Oeffinger KC, Kirchhoff AC. Health Behaviors, Quality of Life, and Psychosocial Health among Survivors of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers. J Cancer Surviv 1-11, 2015.

Weiss A, Gill J, Goldberg J, Lagmay J, Spraker-Perlman H, Venkatramani R, Reed D. Advances in therapy for pediatric sarcomas. Curr Oncol Rep 16(8):395, 2014.

Kirchhoff AC, Spraker-Perlman HL, McFadden M, Warner EL, Oeffinger KC, Wright J, Kinney AY. Sociodemographic Disparities in Quality of Life for Survivors of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 3(2):66-74, 2014.

Coccia PF, Pappo AS, Altman J, Bhatia S, Borinstein SC, Flynn J, Frazier AL, George S, Goldsby R, Hayashi R, Huang MS, Johnson RH, Beaupin LK, Link MP, Oeffinger KC, Orr KM, Reed D, Spraker HL, Thomas DA, von Mehren M, Wechsler DS, Whelan KF, Zebrack B, Shead DA, Sundar H. Adolescent and young adult oncology, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 12(1):21-32, 2014.

Coccia P, Altman J, Bhatia S, Borinstein S, Flynn J, George S, Goldsby R, Hayashi R, Huang M, Johnson R, Beaupin L, Link M, Oeffinger K, Orr K, Pappo A, Reed D, Spraker H, Thomas D, Wechsler D, Whelan K, Zebrack B, Sundar H, Shead D. Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology: Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 10(9):1112-45, 2012.

Jahromi MS, Putnam AR, Druzgal C, Wright J, Spraker-Perlman H, Kinsey M, Zhou H, Boucher KM, Randall RL, Jones KB, Lucas D, Rosenberg A, Thomas D, Lessnick SL, Schiffman JD. Molecular Inversion Probe Analysis Detects Novel Copy Number Alterations in Ewing Sarcoma. Cancer Genet 205(7-8):391-404, 2012.

Johnson LM, Spraker HL, Baker JN. An Unusual Case of Ogilvie Syndrome in a Pediatric Oncology Patient Receiving Palliative Care who Failed Treatment with Neostigmine. J Palliat Med 15(9):1042-6, 2012.

Spraker HL, Price SJ, Chaturvedi A, Schiffman JD, Jones KB, Lessnick S, Beckerle M, Randall LR. The clone wars – revenge of the metastatic rogue state: the sarcoma paradigm. Frontiers in Pediatric Oncology 2(2), 2011.

Morris VK, Spraker HL, Howard SC, Ware RE, Reiss UM. Severe thrombocytopenia with iron deficiency anemia. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27(5):413-9, 2010.

Spraker HL, Spyridis GP, Pui CH, Howard SC. Conservative management of pancreatic pseudocysts in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 31(12):957-9, 2009.

Roberson JR, Spraker HL, Shelso J, Zhou Y, Inaba H, Metzger ML, Rubnitz JE, Ribeiro RC, Sandlund JT, Jeha S, Pui CH, Howard SC. Clinical consequences of hyperglycemia during remission induction therapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 23(2):245-50, 2009.

Last update: July 2018