Heather Louise Schuback, MD

Heather Louise Schuback, MD


On staff since July 2013

Academic Title: Acting Instructor

"The children I have the privilege of caring for teach me something new everyday. They face their trials with strength of spirit, a sense of humor and remarkable resolve. Im honored to be part of a comprehensive team at Childrens that works together to provide excellent care for patients and their families at a very difficult time in their lives."

  • Heather L. Schuback is an attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Acting Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Dr. Schuback is an associate in clinical research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) where she studies myeloid leukemia in the laboratory of Dr. Soheil Meshinchi. Her goal is to translate her research into new treatments and improved outcomes for children with high risk leukemia.

    • Anita Salt Lake City, Utah 10.21.13

      Dedicated & Sincere

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    St. Baldricks Fellow Award St. Baldricks Foundation July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
    ALSF Young Investigator Award Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
    ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation and Strike Three June 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
    Abstract Achievement Award American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2012
    Resident Research Award, Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Pediatric Residency Program 2009
    • Schuback HL, Arceci RJ, Meshinchi S
      Somatic characterization of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia using next-generation sequencing.
      24246700 Seminars in hematology , 2013 Oct. : 50(4)325-32
    • Heather Louise Schuback, MD, Ochs M, Farrar J, Considine M, Ries RE, Trevino LR, Alonzo TA, Guidry Auvil JM, Davidsen JM, Gesuwan P, Muzny Dm, Gamis AS, Wheeler DA, Helton HL, Smith MA, Gerhard DS, Meshinchi S, Arceci RJ
      Genome Wide Promoter Methylation Patterns Predict AML Subtype Outcomes and Identify Novel Pathways Characterizing Diagnostic and Relapsed Disease in Children
      American Society of Hematology , 2012
    • Heather Louise Schuback, MD, Meshinchi S, Ries, RE, Trevino LR, Hampton DA, Alonzo TA, Farrar JE, Guidry Auvil, JM, Davidsen TM, Gesuwan P, Muzny DM, Gamis AS, Helton HL, Wheeler DA, Smith MA, Gerhard DS, Arceci RJ
      Identification of Novel Somatic Mutations, Regions of Recurrent Loss of Heterozygosity (LOH) and Significant Clonal Evolution from Diagnosis to Relapse in Childhood AML Determined by Exome Capture Sequencing- an NCI/COG Target AML Study
      American Society of Hematology , 2012
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Clinically Significant Mutations, Deletions and Translocations involving ETV6 identified by Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing: Report From NCI/COG Target AML Initiative: Oral Presentation American Society of Hematology 2012 2012
    Developing a Resident Driven Pediatric Leadership Curriculum: Poster Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) 2010 2010
    Novel Use of an Automated Prescription System to Evaluate Stimulant Medication Adherence in a Pediatric Residency Continuity Clinic: Poster Pediatric Academic Societies 2010 APA Region V Breakfast at PAS 2010; Oral, GRMERC Research Day 2010 2010
    The "Malignant" Manifestations of Histoplasmosis in the Pediatric Population. Poster GRMERC Research Day 2010 2010
    Resident Perceptions and Interest in Leadership Training: Poster Pediatric Academic Societies 2009 GRMERC Research Day 2009 2009
    Iron Deficiency Anemia Screening In WIC Recipients: Is It Time For a Change? Oral, Pediatric Academic Societies 2009 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Region V Breakfast at PAS 2009; Oral Presentation, GRMERC Research Day 2009 2009
    The Senior Leadership Elective: A Novel curriculum addition Created to allow for Development of Clinical, Educational, and Administrative Leadership During Pediatric Residency: Poster Pediatric Academic Societies 2008
    Best Body Site to Measure Transcutaneous Bilirubin in Neonates Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Grand Rapids Medical Education Research Center (GRMERC) Research Day 2008 2008
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Biologic and clinical implications of ETV6 genomic variations in AML Conquer Cancer Foundation and the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Strike 3 Foundation, Young Investigator Award July 2013 - June 2014


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Utah - School of Medicine, Salt Lake City


Pediatrics, Michigan State University - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand rapids


Hematology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Pediatrics, Michigan State University - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand rapids
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids

Clinical Interests

Leukemia and lymphoma; HSCT; Childhood AML