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Thomas W. Pendergrass, MD, MPH

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Thomas W. Pendergrass, MD, MPH

Hematology-Oncology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since October 1978

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I am blessed to be able to work with families facing major challenges in the care of their children. Supporting children with cancer and blood diseases involves constant change in therapies, managing toxicities and optimizing the patient experience to get the best patient outcomes. These activities provides challenge, caring and new skills to my clinical life. I love being an educator. Preparing the physicians of the future and maintaining the skills of current practitioners is a mix of imparting knowledge, being clear about expectations, simulating difficult tasks and experiences and assessing the effectiveness of our educational programs. I have a great job."

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CynthiaEverett, wa02.15.11
This man is so funny and talks directly to your child. He makes a horrible situation a bit more comforting but doesn't hide the truth of reality!!!! We love him!
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Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatrics
Medical/Professional School
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis
NIH Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, Bethesda, Public Health
Residency
Children's Memorial Medical Center, Chicago
Fellowship
Public Health, University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Research Description

His clinical and research interests center around general pediatric hematology and oncology, retinoblastoma, medical education and faculty development. He is interested in the epidemiology and treatment of pediatric thromboses, management of iron overload in chronically transfused patients and treatment of retinoblastoma.

Research Focus Area

Cancer, Blood Disorders

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattles 350 Best DoctorsSeattle Magazine 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009
Neerhout Lecturer, Sixteenth AnnualDoernbecher Childrens Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University 2008
Best DoctorsA listing of about 31,000 of the best physicians chosen by consensus support of their peers 2000
Named consecutively each year in Seattles 350 Best DoctorsSeattle Magazine 2000 - 2005
Outstanding Advocate for ChildrenVoices for Children recognition by the Childrens Alliance and the Washington Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics 2000
Who's WhoStrathmore's 1999 - 2001
The Best Doctors in America: Pacific RegionWoodward/White, Inc 1996
Pediatric Teaching Award recognizing "The Pediatric WAMI Program"Ambulatory Pediatric Association 1995
Who's Who in the WestMarquis Who's Who, Inc. 1984 - 1990
Listed in American Men & Women of ScienceJames Cattell Press, New York 1982
Listed in American Men & Women of ScienceJames Cattell Press, New York 1982
Outstanding Professional Education Project for 1980, Unproven Methods of Cancer TreatmentWashington Division, American Cancer Society 1980
Outstanding Professional Education Project for 1980, Unproven Methods of Cancer TreatmentWashington Division, American Cancer Society 1980
Junior Faculty Clinical Fellowship AwardAmerican Cancer Society 1979 - 1982
Junior Faculty Clinical Fellowship AwardAmerican Cancer Society 1978 - 1982
Young Investigator Research GrantNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health 1978 - 1981
National Research Service AwardNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health 1978 - 1979
Designated Outstanding Student in Surgery, Class of June, 1971University of Tennessee College of Medicine 1971
President, Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Kappa, (Medical Fraternity)University of Tennessee College of Medicine 1970 - 1971
Charter MemberUniversity of Arizona Chapter, Alpha Epsilon Delta (Premedical Honor Society) 1967
President, Theta Iota Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega (National Service Fraternity)University of Arizona 1966 - 1967
Selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and CollegesUniversity of Arizona 1966 - 1967
Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry Honor Society)University of Arizona 1966
University Scholarship HonorsUniversity of Arizona 1965 - 1966

Publications

Retinal function and corresponding pathology in advanced retinoblastoma.
Archives of ophthalmology , 2008 Nov: 126(11)1507-12
A Phase 1 and pharmacokinetic clinical trial of paclitaxel for the treatment of refractory leukemia in children: a Children's Oncology Group study.
Pediatric blood & cancer , 2008 Apr: 50(4)788-92
Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia in three siblings: molecular analysis of atypical clinical presentation.
Experimental hematology , Oct. 2005: 1215-21
Survival after recurrence of Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , July 2005: 4354-62
Improving departmental faculty meetings: an analysis of one department's approach.
The Journal of pediatrics , Feb. 2005: 155-6
Prevention of immunization to D+ red blood cells with red blood cell exchange and intravenous Rh immune globulin.
Transfusion , 2004 Dec: 44(12)1720-3
Prescription medication use during pregnancy and risk of infant leukemia (United States).
Cancer causes and control : CCC , June 2003: 447-51
Tumors and malformations of the caudal spinal axis.
Pediatric neurosurgery , April 2003: 174-80
Pregnancy outcome of partners of male survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , Feb. 2003: 716-21
Ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin as continuation treatment of febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients.
Medical and pediatric oncology , 2003 Feb: 40(2)93-8
Pregnancy outcome of female survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology , Oct. 2002: 187(4)1070-80
Peripheral blood stem cell support reduces the toxicity of intensive chemotherapy for children and adolescents with metastatic sarcomas.
Cancer , Sept. 2002: 1354-65
WWAMI: a regional approach to pediatric education.
The Journal of pediatrics , March 2002: 281-2
Sex ratios in congenital malformations of the central nervous system.
Pediatric neurosurgery , Jan. 2002: 2-7
Very intensive, short-term chemotherapy for children and adolescents with metastatic sarcomas
Med Pediatr Oncol , 2000: 3429-38
Treatment outcome and prognostic factors for infants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated on two consecutive trials of the Children's Cancer Group.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 1999 Feb: 17(2)445-55
Epidemiology of osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma in childhood: a study of 305 cases by the Children's Cancer Group.
Cancer , 1998 Oct 1: 83(7)1440-8
Alternative therapies in the treatment of childhood cancer
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology , 1997: 1383-1393
Comparison of idarubicin to daunomycin in a randomized multidrug treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia at first bone marrow relapse: a report from the Children's Cancer Group.
Medical and pediatric oncology , 1996 Dec: 27(6)505-14
Maternal exposure to potential inhibitors of DNA topoisomerase II and infant leukemia (United States): a report from the Children's Cancer Group.
Cancer causes & control : CCC , 1996 Nov: 7(6)581-90
Recommendations for the use of routine bone marrow aspiration and lumbar punctures in the follow-up of patients with retinoblastoma.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 1996 May: 18(2)130-4
Parental alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and risk of infant leukemia: a Childrens Cancer Group study.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute , 1996 Jan 3: 88(1)24-31
Association of paternal diagnostic X-ray exposure with risk of infant leukemia. Investigators of the Childrens Cancer Group.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology , 1994 Dec: 3(8)645-53
Visual outcomes of macular retinoblastoma after external beam radiation therapy.
Ophthalmology , 1994 Jul: 101(7)1244-9
Pediatric Cancer: Predicting Sibling Adjustment
J Clin Psychol , 1994: 50303-319
Risk factors for Wilms' tumor: Report from the National Wilms' Tumor Study
Cancer , 1993: 72938-944
Is there life after residency?
Hosp Physician , 1993: 2931-6
Alternative therapies in the treatment of childhood cancer
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology , 1992: 1215-1224
Determination of the maximum tolerated dose of idarubicin when used in a combination chemotherapy program of reinduction of childhood ALL at first marrow relapse and a preliminary assessment of toxicity compared to that of daunorubicin: a report from the Childrens Cancer Study Group.
Medical and pediatric oncology , 1992: 20(2)124-9
Biochemical and clinical pharmacology of idarubicin.
5th International Symposium on Therapy of Acute Leukemias, Rome, Italy , Nov. 1991
Parental use of recreational drugs and risk of rhabdomyosarcoma in their children
Soc Epidemiol Res, Buffalo, NY , 1991
In utero X-ray exposure and risk of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research; Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol , 1991: 5A6-A7
Absence of an association between parents' cigarette smoking and risk of rhabdomyosarcoma
Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research; Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol , 1991: 5A17
Experience with random digit telephone dialing for control selection in a case-control study of children
Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research; Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol , 1991: 5A17-A18
Plasma pharmacokinetics and cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of idarubicin and idarubicinol in pediatric leukemia patients: a Childrens Cancer Study Group report.
Cancer research , 1990 Oct 15: 50(20)6525-8
Sampling clinicians' activities using electronic pagers.
Evaluation & the health professions , 1990 Sep: 13(3)315-42
Renal involvement in children with lymphoma: comparison of CT with sonography.
AJR. American journal of roentgenology , 1990 Aug: 155(2)347-9
Life after residency or what will I do when I grow up?
Hosp Physician , 1990: 2656-60
Commentary on Retinoblastoma: Biology, Presentation, and Current Management
Oncology , 1989: 351-52
Eight drugs in one day chemotherapy in children with brain tumors: a critical toxicity appraisal.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 1988 Jun: 6(6)996-1000
Rationale for "eight-in-one" chemotherapy: Reply
J Clin Oncol , 1988: (6)394-395
Pharmacokinetics of Idarubicin and Idarubicinol following daily x 3 or weekly x 3 administration to children with leukemia in second or subsequent marrow relapse
Proc Amer Assoc Cancer Res , 1988: 777
Idarubicin (IDR) vs daunomycin (DNR) for reinduction of relapsed childhood ALL - A CCSG study
Proc Amer Soc Clin Oncol , 1988: 732
A case-control study of risk factors for Wilms' tumor: Report from the National Wilms' Tumor Study
SIOP XX Meeting, Trondheim, Norway , 1988
The incidence and epidemiologic characteristics of neuroblastoma in the United States.
American journal of epidemiology , 1987 Dec: 126(6)1063-74
Eight drugs in one day chemotherapy for brain tumors: experience in 107 children and rationale for preradiation chemotherapy.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 1987 Aug: 5(8)1221-31
Parents of long-term survivors of childhood cancer: a preliminary survey to characterize concerns and needs.
Oncology nursing forum , 1987 May-Jun: 14(3)39-43
Systemic responses to tourniquet release in children.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 1986 Aug: 65(8)865-72
"8 drugs in 1 day" chemotherapy for brain tumors
SIOP XIXth Meeting, Belgrad, Yugoslavia , 1986
Preoperative chemotherapy in the treatment of Wilms' tumor diagnosed with the aid of fine needle aspiration biopsy.
The American journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 1986 Spring: 8(1)75-8
Canine cryptorchism and subsequent testicular neoplasia: case-control study with epidemiologic update.
Teratology , 1985 Aug: 32(1)51-6
Epidemiology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Seminars in oncology , 1985 Jun: 12(2)80-91
Care for the child with leukemia: A review of current knowledge
Chronically Ill Children and Their Families: Problems, Prospects, and Proposals from the Vanderbilt Study , 1985: 324-343
Epidemiology and etiology of childhood acute lymphoid leukemia
Childhood Lymphoblastic Leukemia , 1985: 10-28
Use of cooperative clinical trials groups for conducting epidemiologic studies of rare cancers
Publ Hlth Conf on Records and Statistics , 1985
Epidemiology studies of the U.S. Childrens Cancer Study Group
SIOP XVIIth Meeting, Venice, Italy , 1985
Coping with childhood cancer: an educational program for parents of children with cancer.
Oncology nursing forum , 1984 Jul-Aug: 11(4)30-5
Stature and Ewing's sarcoma in childhood.
The American journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 1984 Spring: 6(1)33-9
Retinoblastoma.
CA: a cancer journal for clinicians , 1983 Sep-Oct: 33(5)317-9
Selected Pediatric Malignant Neoplasms
Concepts in Cancer Medicine , 1983: 661-680
"8 drugs in 1 day" chemotherapy for brain tumors: A new approach and rationale for preradiation chemotherapy
Med. Pediatr. Oncol. , 1983: 11213
"8 drugs in 1 day" chemotherapy for brain tumors: Rapid response and rationale for preradiation chemotherapy
Proc 13th Intl Cancer Congress , 1983: 373
Coping With Childhood Cancer: Information for Parents of Children With Cancer
Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Association for the Care of Children's Health, Seattle, WA , June 2, 1982 - June 5, 1982
Coping with Childhood Cancer: Information for Parents of Children With Cancer
Seattle, WA: American Cancer Society and The Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center , 1982: 1-265
Parental exposures and cancer risk in offspring: Epidemiologic approaches
Proc. 13th Int. Cancer Congress , 1982: 3316581
: In children, the maximally tolerated dose of methotrexate with high dose citrovorum rescue is >88 grams/m2
Proc. Clin. Oncol. Soc. Aust , 1982: 58-58A
: "8 drugs in 1 day" chemotherapy for brain tumors: A new approach and rationale for preradiation chemotherapy
Proc. Clin. Oncol. Soc. Aust , 1982: 48-48A
Improved three-year disease-free survival in osteogenic sarcoma.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume , 1982: 64(2)233-8
Preliminary evaluation of low dose droperidol to control cancer chemotherapy associated vomiting in children
Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting , 1981: 215-220
Development of an education program for parents of children with cancer.
Social work in health care , 1981 Summer: 6(4)43-54
Knowledge and use of "alternative" cancer therapies in children.
The American journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 1981 Winter: 3(4)339-45
Incidence of retinoblastoma in the United States.
Archives of ophthalmology , 1980 Jul: 98(7)1204-10
Seventy percent survival in childhood non Hodgkin's lymphoma: Report of 21 cases treated with a less toxic LSA2 L2 regimen
American Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology , 1980: 2(4)317-320
Coping with Childhood Cancer: Information for Parents of Children With Cancer
Seattle, WA: American Cancer Society and Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center , 1980: 1-212
Unproven cancer treatments and childhood cancer: Results of a parent survey
American Association for Cancer Education Meeting, Newark, NJ , Nov. 29, 1979 - Dec. 1, 1979
Laetrile use in the treatment of childhood cancer
Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY , Nov. 4, 1979 - Nov. 8, 1979
A case control study of childhood osteosarcoma
Thesis for Master of Science in Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle WA , 1979: 1-20
The role of genetic factors in the etiology of Wilms' tumor: two pairs of monozygous twins with congenital abnormalities (aniridia; hemihypertrophy) and discordance for Wilms' tumor.
Cancer , Jan. 1979: 43(1)205-8
The role of genetic factors in the etiology of Wilms' tumor: two pairs of monozygous twins with congenital abnormalities (aniridia; hemihypertrophy) and discordance for Wilms' tumor.
Cancer , 1979 Jan: 43(1)205-8
Parents Handbook on Childhood Cancer
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center and Washington Division, American Cancer Society , 1977: 1-32
Canine testicular tumors: epidemiologic features of 410 dogs.
Int J Cancer , Oct. 15, 1976: 18(4)482-7
Canine testicular tumors: epidemiologic features of 410 dogs.
International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer , 1976 Oct 15: 18(4)482-7
Letter: Fetal hydantoin syndrome and neuroblastoma.
Lancet , 1976 Jul 17: 2(7977)150
Fetal hydantoin syndrome and neuroblastoma
Lancet , 1976: 2150
Congenital anomalies in children with Wilms' tumor: a new survey
Cancer , Jan. 1976: 37(1)403-8
Congenital anomalies in children with Wilms' tumor: a new survey.
Cancer , 1976 Jan: 37(1)403-8
Acute myelocytic leukaemia and leukaemia-associated antigens in sisters.
Lancet , Sept. 6, 1975: 2(7932)429-31
Acute myelocytic leukaemia and leukaemia-associated antigens in sisters.
Lancet , 1975 Sep 6: 2(7932)429-31
Cryptorchism and related defects in dogs: epidemiologic comparisons with man.
Teratology , 1975 Aug: 12(1)51-5
Prognosis of black children with acute lymphocytic leukemia
Med Pediatr Oncol , 1975: 1(2)143-8
Occurrence of nervous-tissue tumors in cattle, horses, cats and dogs.
International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer , 1975 Jan 15: 15(1)39-47
Brain tumors in sibs, one with the Turner syndrome
Journal of Pediatrics , Dec. 1974: 85(6)875
Prognosis of black children with acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Medical and pediatric oncology , 1975: 1(2)143-8
Letter: Brain tumors in sibs, one with the Turner syndrome.
The Journal of pediatrics , 1974 Dec: 85(6)875
Congenital anomalies in children with Wilms' tumor: A new survey
Teratology , 1974: 9A32

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