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Ashok Srinivasan, MD
Ashok Srinivasan, MD

Ashok Srinivasan, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Medical Director, Transplant Quality Program
  • Medical Director, Human Applications Laboratory



MBBS, MD – Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Pediatric Residency – Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Fellowship (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) – Mattel Children’s Hospital, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship (Pediatric Infectious Disease) – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN


  • Board certified Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Board certified Pediatric Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • Infections in the immune-compromised host

Selected Publications

Qudeimat A, Zandaki D, Bi Yu, Li Y, Davis K, Alloush L, Selukar S, Triplett B, Akel S, Srinivasan A. Comparison of Haemonetics Cell Saver 5+ and manual density separation for optimum depletion of red blood cells and preservation of CD34+ cells in major ABO-incompatible bone marrow grafts. Cytotherapy 25:1145-1148, 2023.

Wells JR, Kang G, Suliman AY, Li Y, Akel S, Triplett B, and Srinivasan A. Delayed platelet recovery and mortality after allogeneic stem cell transplantation in children. Bone Marrow Transplantation 57(8):1347-1349, 2022.

Tamburro RF et al. Srinivasan A among others. Pulmonary complications of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HCT)- a NIH Workshop Summary. Ann Am Thorac Soc 18 (3):381-394, 2021.

Harreld JH, Kaufman RA, Kang G, Maron G, Mitchell W, Thompson JW, Srinivasan A. Utility of pre-hematopoietic cell transplantation sinus CT screening in children and adolescents. Am J Neuroradiol 41(5):911-916, 2020.

Kaste S, Suliman AY, Li Y, Keerthi D, Kang G, Triplett B, Srinivasan A. Pre-and post-magnetic resonance imaging of hips and knees for detecting osteonecrosis in children and adolescents undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 55(9):1837-1839, 2020.

Mostafa HH, Vogel P, Srinivasan A*, Russell CJ*. Dynamics of Sendai virus spread, clearance, and immunotherapeutic efficacy after hematopoietic cell transplant imaged non-invasively in mice. J Virology 92:1705-1717, 2018. *co-corresponding authors

Srinivasan A, Sunkara A, Mitchell W, Sunthankar S, Kang G, Stokes DC, Srinivasan S. Recovery of pulmonary function after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in children is associated with improved survival. Biol Blood Marrow Transplantation 23:2102-2109, 2017.

Mostafa HH, Vogel P, Srinivasan A*, Russell CJ*. Non-invasive imaging of Sendai virus infection in pharmacologically immunocompromised mice: NK and T cells, but not neutrophils, promote viral clearance after therapy with cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone. PLoS Pathog 12(9), 2016. *co-corresponding authors.

Srinivasan A, Klepper C, Sunkara A, Kang G, Carr J, Gu Z, Leung W, Hayden RT. Impact of adenoviral stool load on adenoviremia in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 34(6):562-565, 2015.

Srinivasan A, Srinivasan S, Sunthankar S, Sunkara A, Kang G, Stokes DC, Leung W. Pre-hematopoietic stem cell transplant lung function and pulmonary complications in children. Annals American Thoracic Society 11(10):1576-85, 2014.

Srinivasan A, Panetta JC, Cross S, Pillai A, Triplett BM, Shook DR, Dallas MH, Hartford C, Sunkara A, Kang G, Jacobsen J, Choi J, and Leung W. Phase I study of the safety and pharmacokinetics of plerixafor in children undergoing a second allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for relapsed or refractory leukemia. Biology Blood and Marrow Transplantation 20(8):1224-1228, 2014.

Srinivasan A, Wang WC, Gaur A, Smith T, Gu Z, Kang G, Leung W, Hayden RT. Prospective evaluation for respiratory pathogens in children with sickle cell disease and acute respiratory illness. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 61(3): 507-511, 2014.

Srinivasan A, McLaughlin LM, Wang C, Srivastava DK, Shook DR, Leung W, Hayden RT. Early infections after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children and adolescents: the St. Jude experience. Transplant Infectious Disease 16(1):90-97, 2014.

Srinivasan A, Gu Z, Smith T, Morgenstern M, Sunkara A, Kang G, Srivastava DK, Gaur AH, Leung W, Hayden RT. Prospective detection of respiratory pathogens in symptomatic children with cancer. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32(3):e99-104, 2013.

Srinivasan A, Wang C, Srivastava DK, Burnette K, Shenep JL, Leung W, and Hayden RT. Timeline, epidemiology and risk factors for bacterial, fungal and viral infections in children and adolescents after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biology Blood and Marrow Transplantation 19(1):94-101, 2013.

Srinivasan A, Flynn P, Gu Z, Hartford C, Lovins R, Sunkara A, Srivastava DK, Leung W, and Hayden RT. Detection of respiratory viruses in asymptomatic children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 60(1):149-151, 2013.

Srinivasan A, Kasow KA, Cross S, Parrish M, Wang C, Srivastava DK, Cai X, Panetta JC, and Leung W. Phase I study of the tolerability and pharmacokinetics of palifermin in children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biology Blood and Marrow Transplantation 18(8):1309-1314, 2012.

Srinivasan A, Wang C, Yang J, Shenep JL, Leung WH and Hayden RT. Symptomatic parainfluenza virus infections in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biology Blood and Marrow Transplantation 17(10):1520-1527, 2011.

Srinivasan A, Wang C, Yang J, Inaba H, Shenep JL, Leung WH and Hayden RT. Parainfluenza virus infections in children with hematologic malignancies. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 30(10):855-859, 2011.

Srinivasan A, Bankowski MJ, Seifried SE, Jinno S, Perkins R, Singh S, Ying S, Tice AD, Kim W, Hayden RT. A probe-based method for confirmation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusand detection of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin and TST virulence genes. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 70(4):541-543, 2011.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Perkins R, Shenep JL, Bankowski MJ, Hayden RT. Increasing prevalence of nasal and rectal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 55(7):1317-22, 2010.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Bitar W, Srivastava DK, Shenep JL, Bankowski MJ, Flynn PM and Hayden RT. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in children and young adults infected with HIV. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 25 (12):1219-1224, 2009.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Flynn PM, Bankowski MJ, Shenep JL, Hayden RT.Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in pediatric patients with cancer. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 29(2):172-174, 2009.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Flynn PM, Shenep JL, Bankowski MJ, Hayden RT. Panton-Valentine Leukocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children with cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 53(7):1216-20, 2009.

Last update: November 2023