Shalini Shenoy, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis
Patient Oriented Research UnitHematology and Oncology

phone: (314) 454-6018

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shenoy's research interests are focused on stem cell transplants for non-malignant disorders, reduced intensity transplants, and the immunologic mechanisms of graft rejection, graft versus host disease (GVHD), and immune reconstitution following stem cell transplantation (SCT). These efforts are directed at making SCT safer and better tolerated by reducing associated toxicities, especially as it relates to non-malignant disorders such as hemoglobinopathy. She is the Prinicipal Investigator of national trials of unrelated donor transplantation for severe sickle cell disease termed the SCURT Trial (Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network 0601, NHLBI) and thalassemia termed the URTH Trial (Thalassemia Clinical Research Network, NHLBI). Other clinical trials for additional non-malignant disorders such as bone marrow failure syndromes using alternative and minimally mismatched donors are also underway.


  • MBBS, Kasturba Medical College1981
  • M.D., Kasturba Medical College1985
  • M.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center1991
  • M.D., Washington University in St. Louis1996


  • Residency in Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College1982 - 1985
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Medical Center1989 - 1991
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis1992 - 1996

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, MD
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology


  • American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Scholar Award2001 - 2001
  • Fred Saunders Lecture Award, CBMTG2012 - 2012
  • Teresa J Vietti MD Scholar in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis2014 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (51)

  1. Bhandari R, Lindley A, Bhatla D, Babic A, Mueckl K, Rao R, Brooks P, Geiler V, Gross G, Al-Hosni M, Shenoy S. Awareness of cord blood collection and the impact on banking. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017. PMID:28111924  
  2. Shenoy S, Angelucci E, Arnold SD, Baker KS, Bhatia M, Bresters D, Dietz AC, De La Fuente J, Duncan C, Gaziev J, King AA, Pulsipher MA, Smith A, Walters MC. Current Results and Future Research Priorities in Late Effects after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HCT) for Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia: a Consensus Statement From the Second Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium International Conference on Late Effects after Pediatric HCT. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017. PMID:28065838  
  3. Dietz AC, Duncan CN, Alter BP, Bresters D, Cowan MJ, Notarangelo L, Rosenberg PS, Shenoy S, Skinner R, Walters MC, Wagner J, Baker KS, Pulsipher MA.. The Second Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium International Consensus Conference on Late Effects after Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT): Defining the Unique Late Effects of Children Undergoing HCT for Immune Deficiencies, Inherited Marrow Failure Disorders, and Hemoglobinopathies. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016. PMID:27737772  
  4. Shalini Shenoy, Mary Eapen, Julie A. Panepinto, Brent R. Logan, Juan Wu, Allistair Abraham, Joel Brochstein, Sonali Chaudhury, Kamar Godder, Ann E. Haight, Kimberly A. Kasow, Kathryn Leung, Martin Andreansky, Monica Bhatia, Jignesh Dalal, Hilary Haines, Jennifer Jaroscak, Hillard M. Lazarus, John E. Levine, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, David Margolis, Gail C Megason, Lolie C. Yu, Michael A. Pulsipher, Iris Gersten, Nancy DiFronzo, Mary M. Horowitz, Mark C. Walters, and Naynesh Kamani.. Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation for Children with Severe Sickle Cell Disease: Results of a Phase II Trial from the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network. Blood. 2016. 
  5. Madden LM, Hayashi RJ, Chan KW, Pulsipher MA, Douglas D, Hale GA, Chaudhury S, Haut P, Kasow KA, Gilman AL, Murray LM, Shenoy S. Long-Term Follow-Up after Reduced-Intensity Conditioning and Stem Cell Transplantation for Childhood Nonmalignant Disorders. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016;22(8):1467-72. PMID:27164064  
  6. Madden LM, Hayashi RJ, Chan KW, Pulsipher MA, Douglas D, Hale GA, Chaudhury S, Haut P, Kasow KA, Gilman A, Murray LM, Shenoy S. Response to: "Technology and Long-Term Health-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes in Children with Nonmalignant Disorders after Reduced-Intensity Conditioning and Stem Cell Transplantation". Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016. PMID:27343717  
  7. Shenoy S, Thompson AA. Unrelated donor stem cell transplantation for transfusion-dependent thalassemia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016;1368(1):122-6. PMCID:PMC4870105  PMID:26999376  
  8. King AA, Kamani N, Bunin N, Sahdev I, Brochstein J, Hayashi RJ, Grimley M, Abraham A, Dioguardi J, Chan KW, Douglas D, Adams R, Andreansky M, Anderson E, Gilman A, Chaudhury S, Yu L, Dalal J, Hale G, Cuvelier G, Jain A, Krajewski J, Gillio A, Kasow KA, Delgado D, Hanson E, Murray L, Shenoy S. Successful matched sibling donor marrow transplantation following reduced intensity conditioning in children with hemoglobinopathies. Am J Hematol. 2015. doi:10.1002/ajh.24183  PMID:26348869  
  9. Ngwube A, Hayashi RJ, Murray L, Loechelt B, Dalal J, Jaroscak J, Shenoy S. Alemtuzumab based reduced intensity transplantation for pediatric severe aplastic anemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015;62(7):1270-6. doi:10.1002/pbc.25458  PMID:25755151  
  10. Kothari A, Ngwube A, Hayashi R, Murray L, Davis J, Haut P, Loechelt BJ, Shenoy S. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Using Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Is Successful in Children with Hematologic Cytopenias of Genetic Origin. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.03.019  PMID:25840334  
  11. Madden LM, Ngwube AI, Shenoy S, Druley TE, Hayashi RJ. Late toxicity of a novel allogeneic stem cell transplant using single fraction total body irradiation for hematologic malignancies in children. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015;37(2):e94-e101. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000272  PMCID:PMC4337424  PMID:25333837  
  12. Shenoy S, Boelens JJ. Advances in unrelated and alternative donor hematopoietic cell transplantation for nonmalignant disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015;27(1):9-17. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000000179  PMCID:PMC4403859  PMID:25565572  
  13. King A, Shenoy S. Evidence-based focused review of the status of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as treatment of sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Blood. 2014;123(20):3089-94; quiz 3210. doi:10.1182/blood-2013-01-435776  PMID:24511087  
  14. Bitan M, He W, Zhang MJ, Abdel-Azim H, Ayas MF, Bielorai B, Carpenter PA, Cairo MS, Diaz MA, Horan JT, Jodele S, Kitko CL, Schultz KR, Kletzel M, Kasow KA, Lehmann LE, Mehta PA, Shah N, Pulsipher MA, Prestidge T, Seber A, Shenoy S, Woolfrey AE, Yu LC, Davies SM. Transplantation for children with acute myeloid leukemia: a comparison of outcomes with reduced intensity and myeloablative regimens. Blood. 2014;123(10):1615-20. doi:10.1182/blood-2013-10-535716  PMCID:PMC3945869  PMID:24435046  
  15. Uhlmann EJ, Shenoy S, Goodnough LT. Successful treatment of recurrent hyperhemolysis syndrome with immunosuppression and plasma-to-red blood cell exchange transfusion. Transfusion. 2014;54(2):384-8. doi:10.1111/trf.12258  PMID:23692505  
  16. Schultz RK, Baker KS, Boelens JJ, Bollard CM, Egeler RM, Cowan M, Ladenstein R, Lankester A, Locatelli F, Lawitschka A, Levine JE, Loh M, Nemecek E, Niemeyer C, Prasad VK, Rocha V, Shenoy S, Strahm B, Veys P, Wall D, Bader P, Grupp SA, Pulsipher MA, Peters C. Challenges and opportunities for international cooperative studies in pediatric hematopoeitic cell transplantation: priorities of the Westhafen Intercontinental Group. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013;19(9):1279-87. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2013.07.006  PMID:23883618  
  17. Shereck E, Shenoy S, Pulsipher M, Burns L, Bracey A, Chell J, Snyder E, Nemecek E. Exposure of early pediatric trainees to blood and marrow transplantation leads to higher recruitment to the field. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013;19(9):1399-402. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2013.06.021  PMID:23838095  
  18. Gadalla SM, Sales-Bonfim C, Carreras J, Alter BP, Antin JH, Ayas M, Bodhi P, Davis J, Davies SM, Deconinck E, Deeg HJ, Duerst RE, Fasth A, Ghavamzadeh A, Giri N, Goldman FD, Kolb EA, Krance R, Kurtzberg J, Leung WH, Srivastava A, Or R, Richman CM, Rosenberg PS, Toledo Codina JS, Shenoy S, Socié G, Tolar J, Williams KM, Eapen M, Savage SA. Outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with dyskeratosis congenita. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013;19(8):1238-43. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2013.05.021  PMCID:PMC3736557  PMID:23751955  
  19. Shenoy S. Umbilical cord blood: an evolving stem cell source for sickle cell disease transplants. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2013;2(5):337-40. doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0180  PMCID:PMC3667562  PMID:23580541  
  20. Anasetti C, Logan BR, Lee SJ, Waller EK, Weisdorf DJ, Wingard JR, Cutler CS, Westervelt P, Woolfrey A, Couban S, Ehninger G, Johnston L, Maziarz RT, Pulsipher MA, Porter DL, Mineishi S, McCarty JM, Khan SP, Anderlini P, Bensinger WI, Leitman SF, Rowley SD, Bredeson C, Carter SL, Horowitz MM, Confer DL, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network. Peripheral-blood stem cells versus bone marrow from unrelated donors. N Engl J Med. 2012;367(16):1487-96. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1203517  PMID:23075175  
  21. Siebrasse EA, Bauer I, Holtz LR, Le BM, Lassa-Claxton S, Canter C, Hmiel P, Shenoy S, Sweet S, Turmelle Y, Shepherd R, Wang D. Human polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, United States, 2008-2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(10):1676-9. doi:10.3201/eid1810.120359  PMCID:PMC3471627  PMID:23017293  
  22. Kamani NR, Walters MC, Carter S, Aquino V, Brochstein JA, Chaudhury S, Eapen M, Freed BM, Grimley M, Levine JE, Logan B, Moore T, Panepinto J, Parikh S, Pulsipher MA, Sande J, Schultz KR, Spellman S, Shenoy S. Unrelated donor cord blood transplantation for children with severe sickle cell disease: results of one cohort from the phase II study from the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN). Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012;18(8):1265-72. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2012.01.019  PMCID:PMC3618440  PMID:22343376  
  23. Patel VL, Mahévas M, Lee SY, Stasi R, Cunningham-Rundles S, Godeau B, Kanter J, Neufeld E, Taube T, Ramenghi U, Shenoy S, Ward MJ, Mihatov N, Patel VL, Bierling P, Lesser M, Cooper N, Bussel JB. Outcomes 5 years after response to rituximab therapy in children and adults with immune thrombocytopenia. Blood. 2012;119(25):5989-95. doi:10.1182/blood-2011-11-393975  PMCID:PMC3383014  PMID:22566601  
  24. Pranzatelli MR, Tate ED, Shenoy S, Travelstead AL. Ofatumumab for a rituximab-allergic child with chronic-relapsing paraneoplastic opsoclonus-myoclonus. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012;58(6):988-91. doi:10.1002/pbc.23187  PMID:21618414  
  25. Shenoy S. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for sickle cell disease: current practice and emerging trends. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2011;2011:273-9. doi:10.1182/asheducation-2011.1.273  PMID:22160045  
  26. Pulsipher MA, Horwitz EM, Haight AE, Kadota R, Chen AR, Frangoul H, Cooper LJ, Jacobsohn DA, Goyal RK, Mitchell D, Nieder ML, Yanik G, Cowan MJ, Soni S, Gardner S, Shenoy S, Taylor D, Cairo M, Schultz KR. Advancement of pediatric blood and marrow transplantation research in North America: priorities of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010;16(9):1212-21. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2009.12.536  PMCID:PMC2891395  PMID:20079865  
  27. Buchanan G, Vichinsky E, Krishnamurti L, Shenoy S. Severe sickle cell disease--pathophysiology and therapy. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010;16(1 Suppl):S64-7. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2009.10.001  PMCID:PMC2832723  PMID:19819341  
  28. McDonald S, Wilson DB, Pumbo E, Kulkarni S, Mason PJ, Else T, Bessler M, Ferkol T, Shenoy S. Acquired monosomy 7 myelodysplastic syndrome in a child with clinical features suggestive of dyskeratosis congenita and IMAGe association. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010;54(1):154-7. doi:10.1002/pbc.22283  PMID:19760774  
  29. Druley TE, Hayashi R, Mansur DB, Zhang QJ, Barnes Y, Trinkaus K, Witty S, Thomas T, Klein EE, DiPersio JF, Adkins D, Shenoy S. Early outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic SCT in pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies following single fraction TBI. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2009;43(4):307-14. doi:10.1038/bmt.2008.327  PMCID:PMC2792985  PMID:19011666  
  30. Bhatla D, Davies SM, Shenoy S, Harris RE, Crockett M, Shoultz L, Smolarek T, Bleesing J, Hansen M, Jodele S, Jordan M, Filipovich AH, Mehta PA. Reduced-intensity conditioning is effective and safe for transplantation of patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008;42(3):159-65. doi:10.1038/bmt.2008.151  PMID:18500373  
  31. Rao A, Kelly M, Musselman M, Ramadas J, Wilson D, Grossman W, Shenoy S. Safety, efficacy, and immune reconstitution after rituximab therapy in pediatric patients with chronic or refractory hematologic autoimmune cytopenias. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008;50(4):822-5. doi:10.1002/pbc.21264  PMID:17570702  
  32. Hansen MD, Filipovich AH, Davies SM, Mehta P, Bleesing J, Jodele S, Hayashi R, Barnes Y, Shenoy S. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in Hurler's syndrome using a reduced intensity preparative regimen. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008;41(4):349-53. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1705926  PMID:18026148  
  33. Shenoy S. Stem cell transplantation in genetically linked regulatory T-cell disorders. Chem Immunol Allergy. 2008;94:211-9. doi:10.1159/000155089  PMID:18802350  
  34. Shenoy S, Smith FO. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for childhood malignancies of myeloid origin. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008;41(2):141-8. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1705961  PMID:18176616  
  35. Shenoy S. Has stem cell transplantation come of age in the treatment of sickle cell disease? Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007;40(9):813-21. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1705779  PMID:17704797  
  36. Fong T, Trinkaus K, Adkins D, Vij R, Devine SM, Tomasson M, Goodnough LT, Lopez S, Graubert T, Shenoy S, Dipersio JF, Khoury HJ. A randomized double-blind trial of hydroxychloroquine for the prevention of chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2007;13(10):1201-6. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2007.06.012  PMID:17889357  
  37. Rao A, Kamani N, Filipovich A, Lee SM, Davies SM, Dalal J, Shenoy S. Successful bone marrow transplantation for IPEX syndrome after reduced-intensity conditioning. Blood. 2007;109(1):383-5. doi:10.1182/blood-2006-05-025072  PMID:16990602  
  38. Oza A, Hallemeier C, Goodnough L, Khoury H, Shenoy S, Devine S, Augustin K, Vij R, Trinkaus K, Dipersio JF, Adkins D. Granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor-mobilized prophylactic granulocyte transfusions given after allogeneic peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation result in a modest reduction of febrile days and intravenous antibiotic usage. Transfusion. 2006;46(1):14-23. doi:10.1111/j.1537-2995.2005.00665.x  PMID:16398726  
  39. Shenoy S, Grossman WJ, DiPersio J, Yu LC, Wilson D, Barnes YJ, Mohanakumar T, Rao A, Hayashi RJ. A novel reduced-intensity stem cell transplant regimen for nonmalignant disorders. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2005;35(4):345-52. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1704795  PMID:15592491  
  40. Grewal SS, Wynn R, Abdenur JE, Burton BK, Gharib M, Haase C, Hayashi RJ, Shenoy S, Sillence D, Tiller GE, Dudek ME, van Royen-Kerkhof A, Wraith JE, Woodard P, Young GA, Wulffraat N, Whitley CB, Peters C. Safety and efficacy of enzyme replacement therapy in combination with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Hurler syndrome. Genet Med. 2005;7(2):143-6. doi:10.109701.GIM.0000154299.22120.6A  PMID:15714083  
  41. Jeha S, Kantarjian H, Irwin D, Shen V, Shenoy S, Blaney S, Camitta B, Pui CH. Efficacy and safety of rasburicase, a recombinant urate oxidase (Elitek), in the management of malignancy-associated hyperuricemia in pediatric and adult patients: final results of a multicenter compassionate use trial. Leukemia. 2005;19(1):34-8. doi:10.1038/sj.leu.2403566  PMID:15510203  
  42. Khoury H, Trinkaus K, Zhang MJ, Adkins D, Brown R, Vij R, Goodnough LT, Ma MK, McLeod HL, Shenoy S, Horowitz M, Dipersio JF. Hydroxychloroquine for the prevention of acute graft-versus-host disease after unrelated donor transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2003;9(11):714-21. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2003.08.006  PMID:14652855  
  43. Vij R, DiPersio JF, Venkatraman P, Trinkaus K, Goodnough LT, Brown RA, Khoury HJ, Devine SM, Oza A, Shenoy S, Blum W, Adkins D. Donor CMV serostatus has no impact on CMV viremia or disease when prophylactic granulocyte transfusions are given following allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2003;101(5):2067-9. doi:10.1182/blood-2002-07-2110  PMID:12406871  
  44. Goral J, Shenoy S, Mohanakumar T, Clancy J Jr. Antibodies to 70 kD and 90 kD heat shock proteins are associated with graft-versus-host disease in peripheral blood stem cell transplant recipients. Clin Exp Immunol. 2002;127(3):553-9. PMCID:PMC1906313  PMID:11966775  
  45. Shenoy S, Mohanakumar T, Chatila T, Tersak J, Duffy B, Wang R, Thilenius AR, Russell JH. Defective apoptosis in lymphocytes and the role of IL-2 in autoimmune hematologic cytopenias. Clin Immunol. 2001;99(2):266-75. doi:10.1006/clim.2001.5017  PMID:11318598  
  46. Adkins DR, Goodnough LT, Shenoy S, Brown R, Moellering J, Khoury H, Vij R, DiPersio J. Effect of leukocyte compatibility on neutrophil increment after transfusion of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized prophylactic granulocyte transfusions and on clinical outcomes after stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2000;95(11):3605-12. PMID:10828051  
  47. Vij R, Brown R, Shenoy S, Haug JS, Kaesberg D, Adkins D, Goodnough LT, Khoury H, DiPersio J. Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation following CD34+ enrichment by density gradient separation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2000;25(12):1223-8. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1702427  PMID:10871725  
  48. Shenoy S, Arnold S, Chatila T. Response to steroid therapy in autism secondary to autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome. J Pediatr. 2000;136(5):682-7. doi:10.1067/mpd.2000.105355  PMID:10802504  
  49. Kraus MD, Shenoy S, Chatila T, Hess JL. Light microscopic, immunophenotypic, and molecular genetic study of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome caused by fas mutation. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2000;3(1):101-9. PMID:10594139  
  50. Shenoy S, Mohanakumar T, Todd G, Westhoff W, Dunnigan K, Adkins DR, Brown RA, DiPersio JF. Immune reconstitution following allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplants. Bone Marrow Transplant. 1999;23(4):335-46. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1701581  PMID:10100577  
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