Robert G. Andrews, MD

Robert G. Andrews, MD


On staff since July 1983

Robert G. Andrews, MD, is attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is associate member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) in the Clinical Research Division.

Dr. Andrews’ research involves studying the role of natural killer cells in promoting fetal hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and preventing graft versus host disease.  Additional research interests include hematopoietic stem cell and transplantation biology as well as embryonic stem cell–based therapies. His laboratory is also studying novel nonhuman primate embryonic stem cell (ESC) lines to characterize the differentiation to hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and to develop strategies for the use of ESC-derived HSCs for transplantation.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

University of Minnesota , Minneapolis

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012


  • Shields LE, Sieverkropp AJ, Potter J, Andrews RG
    Phenotypic and cytolytic activity of Macaca nemestrina natural killer cells isolated from blood and expanded in vitro.
    16847969 American journal of primatology , 2006 Aug. : 753-64
  • Shields LE, Gaur L, Delio P, Gough M, Potter J, Sieverkropp A, Andrews RG
    The use of CD 34(+) mobilized peripheral blood as a donor cell source does not improve chimerism after in utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in non-human primates.
    16053498 Journal of medical primatology , 2005 Aug. : 201-8
  • Sanders JE, Im HJ, Hoffmeister PA, Gooley TA, Woolfrey AE, Carpenter PA, Andrews RG, Bryant EM, Appelbaum FR
    Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for infants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    15637143 Blood , 2005 May 1 : 3749-56
  • Kalina T, Lu H, Zhao Z, Blewett E, Dittmer DP, Randolph-Habecker J, Maloney DG, Andrews RG, Kiem HP, Storek J
    De novo generation of CD4 T cells against viruses present in the host during immune reconstitution.
    15479725 Blood , 2005 Mar. 15 : 2410-4
  • Lu H, Zhao Z, Kalina T, Gillespy T 3rd, Liggitt D, Andrews RG, Maloney DG, Kiem HP, Storek J
    Interleukin-7 improves reconstitution of antiviral CD4 T cells.
    15596407 Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.) , 2005 Jan. : 30-41
  • Kiem HP, Sellers S, Thomasson B, Morris JC, Tisdale JF, Horn PA, Hematti P, Adler R, Kuramoto K, Calmels B, Bonifacino A, Hu J, von Kalle C, Schmidt M, Sorrentino B, Nienhuis A, Blau CA, Andrews RG, Donahue RE, Dunbar CE
    Long-term clinical and molecular follow-up of large animals receiving retrovirally transduced stem and progenitor cells: no progression to clonal hematopoiesis or leukemia.
    15006605 Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy , 2004 Mar. : 389-95
  • Shields LE, Gaur L, Delio P, Potter J, Sieverkropp A, Andrews RG
    Fetal immune suppression as adjunctive therapy for in utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in nonhuman primates.
    15342940 Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio) , 2004 : 759-69
  • Horn PA, Thomasson BM, Wood BL, Andrews RG, Morris JC, Kiem HP
    Distinct hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell populations are responsible for repopulating NOD/SCID mice compared with nonhuman primates.
    12816869 Blood , 2003 Dec. 15 : 4329-35
  • Storek J, Gillespy T 3rd, Lu H, Joseph A, Dawson MA, Gough M, Morris J, Hackman RC, Horn PA, Sale GE, Andrews RG, Maloney DG, Kiem HP
    Interleukin-7 improves CD4 T-cell reconstitution after autologous CD34 cell transplantation in monkeys.
    12543864 Blood , 2003 May 15 : 4209-18
  • Shields LE, Gaur LK, Gough M, Potter J, Sieverkropp A, Andrews RG
    In utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in nonhuman primates: the role of T cells.
    12743325 Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio) , 2003 : 304-14
  • Schmidt M, Zickler P, Hoffmann G, Haas S, Wissler M, Muessig A, Tisdale JF, Kuramoto K, Andrews RG, Wu T, Kiem HP, Dunbar CE, von Kalle C
    Polyclonal long-term repopulating stem cell clones in a primate model.
    12351380 Blood , 2002 Oct. 15 : 2737-43
  • Shields LE, Lindton B, Andrews RG, Westgren M
    Fetal hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a challenge for the twenty-first century.
    12201950 Journal of hematotherapy & stem cell research , 2002 Aug. : 617-31
  • Kurre P, Morris J, Andrews RG, Kohn DB, Kiem HP
    Kinetics of fluorescence expression in nonhuman primates transplanted with GFP retrovirus-modified CD34 cells.
    12095307 Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy , 2002 July : 83-90
  • Kiem HP, Rasko JE, Morris J, Peterson L, Kurre P, Andrews RG
    Ex vivo selection for oncoretrovirally transduced green fluorescent protein-expressing CD34-enriched cells increases short-term engraftment of transduced cells in baboons.
    12031122 Human gene therapy , 2002 May 20 : 891-9