Julie M Rivers, MD, MS

Julie M Rivers, MD, MS

Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Apheresis, Immunotherapy Program

On staff since July 2017

Children's Title: Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

"It is an honor and a privilege to get to know patients and families through the difficult times surrounding a new diagnosis, and to continue to care for and support them throughout treatment. I am lucky to be part of a phenomenal team of providers and researchers that are serving to bring novel therapeutics to our patients and improve outcomes for children with cancer. In addition to my clinical work, I am passionate about medical education and I am the program director for our pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship program."

  • Biography

    Julie Rivers, MD MS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital.

    Dr. Rivers' research has focused on the development of correlative studies that advance our understanding of novel immunotherapy treatments that are being tested in clinical trials for the treatment of pediatric leukemia and lymphoma, as well as solid tumors.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Gardner RA, Ceppi F, Rivers J, Annesley C, Summers C, Taraseviciute A, Gust J, Leger KJ, Tarlock K, Cooper TM, Finney OC, Brakke H, Li DH, Park JR, Jensen MC
      Preemptive mitigation of CD19 CAR T-cell cytokine release syndrome without attenuation of antileukemic efficacy.
      31697826 Blood, 2019 Dec 12 : 134(24)2149-2158 PMCID:PMC6908832
    • Ceppi F, Rivers J, Annesley C, Pinto N, Park JR, Lindgren C, Mgebroff S, Linn N, Delaney M, Gardner RA
      Lymphocyte apheresis for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell manufacturing in children and young adults with leukemia and neuroblastoma.
      29536556 Transfusion, 2018 June : 58(6)1414-1420
  • Research Funding
    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    T32CA009351 NIH Training Grant 2015 - 2017


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas