EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Harvard University , 1998 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 2004 , Boston , MA

Internship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2005 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2007 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Allergy and Immunology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Janet Chou’s clinical practice includes patients with allergic diseases or immunodeficiencies. Her research focuses on the genetic and molecular mechanisms driving disorders of immune dysfunction, with the ultimate goal of finding rational targets for the treatment of immune dysfunction.

Dr. Chou serves as an expert for the Division of Immunology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Heimall JR, Hagin D, Hajjar J, Henrickson SE, Hernandez-Trujillo HS, Tan Y, Kobrynski L, Paris K, Torgerson TR, Verbsky JW, Wasserman RL, Hsieh EWY, Blessing JJ, Chou JS, Lawrence MG, Marsh RA, Rosenzweig SD, Orange JS, Abraham RS. Use of Genetic Testing for Primary Immunodeficiency Patients. J Clin Immunol. 2018 Apr; 38(3):320-329. View abstract
  2. Chinen J, Badran YR, Geha RS, Chou JS, Fried AJ. Advances in basic and clinical immunology in 2016. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct; 140(4):959-973. View abstract
  3. Yee CS, Massaad MJ, Bainter W, Ohsumi TK, Föger N, Chan AC, Akarsu NA, Aytekin C, Ayvaz DÇ, Tezcan I, Sanal Ö, Geha RS, Chou J. Recurrent viral infections associated with a homozygous CORO1A mutation that disrupts oligomerization and cytoskeletal association. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Mar; 137(3):879-88.e2. View abstract
  4. Walter JE, Rosen LB, Csomos K, Rosenberg JM, Mathew D, Keszei M, Ujhazi B, Chen K, Lee YN, Tirosh I, Dobbs K, Al-Herz W, Cowan MJ, Puck J, Bleesing JJ, Grimley MS, Malech H, De Ravin SS, Gennery AR, Abraham RS, Joshi AY, Boyce TG, Butte MJ, Nadeau KC, Balboni I, Sullivan KE, Akhter J, Adeli M, El-Feky RA, El-Ghoneimy DH, Dbaibo G, Wakim R, Azzari C, Palma P, Cancrini C, Capuder K, Condino-Neto A, Costa-Carvalho BT, Oliveira JB, Roifman C, Buchbinder D, Kumanovics A, Franco JL, Niehues T, Schuetz C, Kuijpers T, Yee C, Chou J, Masaad MJ, Geha R, Uzel G, Gelman R, Holland SM, Recher M, Utz PJ, Browne SK, Notarangelo LD. Broad-spectrum antibodies against self-antigens and cytokines in RAG deficiency. J Clin Invest. 2015 Nov 02; 125(11):4135-48. View abstract
  5. Sobh A, Crestani E, Cangemi B, Kane J, Chou J, Pai SY, Notarangelo LD, Al-Herz W, Geha RS, Massaad MJ. Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome caused by a homozygous FasL mutation that disrupts FasL assembly. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jan; 137(1):324-327.e2. View abstract
  6. Crestani E, Volpi S, Candotti F, Giliani S, Notarangelo LD, Chu J, Aldave Becerra JC, Buchbinder D, Chou J, Geha RS, Kanariou M, King A, Mazza C, Moratto D, Sokolic R, Garabedian E, Porta F, Putti MC, Wakim RH, Tsitsikov E, Pai SY, Notarangelo LD. Broad spectrum of autoantibodies in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and X-linked thrombocytopenia. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Nov; 136(5):1401-4.e1-3. View abstract
  7. Chou J, Hsu JT, Bainter W, Al-Attiyah R, Al-Herz W, Geha RS. A novel mutation in NCF2 associated with autoimmune disease and a solitary late-onset infection. Clin Immunol. 2015 Dec; 161(2):128-30. View abstract
  8. Dobbs K, Domínguez Conde C, Zhang SY, Parolini S, Audry M, Chou J, Haapaniemi E, Keles S, Bilic I, Okada S, Massaad MJ, Rounioja S, Alwahadneh AM, Serwas NK, Capuder K, Çiftçi E, Felgentreff K, Ohsumi TK, Pedergnana V, Boisson B, Haskologlu S, Ensari A, Schuster M, Moretta A, Itan Y, Patrizi O, Rozenberg F, Lebon P, Saarela J, Knip M, Petrovski S, Goldstein DB, Parrott RE, Savas B, Schambach A, Tabellini G, Bock C, Chatila TA, Comeau AM, Geha RS, Abel L, Buckley RH, Ikinciogullari A, Al-Herz W, Helminen M, Dogu F, Casanova JL, Boztug K, Notarangelo LD. Inherited DOCK2 Deficiency in Patients with Early-Onset Invasive Infections. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 18; 372(25):2409-22. View abstract
  9. Chou J, Badran YR, Yee CSK, Bainter W, Ohsumi TK, Al-Hammadi S, Pai SY, Feske S, Geha RS. A novel mutation in ORAI1 presenting with combined immunodeficiency and residual T-cell function. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Aug; 136(2):479-482.e1. View abstract
  10. Chou J, Massaad MJ, Cangemi B, Bainter W, Platt C, Badran YR, Raphael BP, Kamin DS, Goldsmith JD, Pai SY, Al-Herz W, Geha RS. A novel mutation in ICOS presenting as hypogammaglobulinemia with susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Sep; 136(3):794-797.e1. View abstract
  11. Charbonnier LM, Janssen E, Chou J, Ohsumi TK, Keles S, Hsu JT, Massaad MJ, Garcia-Lloret M, Hanna-Wakim R, Dbaibo G, Alangari AA, Alsultan A, Al-Zahrani D, Geha RS, Chatila TA. Regulatory T-cell deficiency and immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked-like disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in LRBA. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan; 135(1):217-27. View abstract
  12. Gupta M, Shah AS, Vergilio JA, Chou J, Elliott A. Orbital follicular hyperplasia in common variable immune deficiency syndrome. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 29(6):e160-2. View abstract
  13. Jabara HH, Ohsumi T, Chou J, Massaad MJ, Benson H, Megarbane A, Chouery E, Mikhael R, Gorka O, Gewies A, Portales P, Nakayama T, Hosokawa H, Revy P, Herrod H, Le Deist F, Lefranc G, Ruland J, Geha RS. A homozygous mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue 1 (MALT1) mutation in a family with combined immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jul; 132(1):151-8. View abstract
  14. Mizesko MC, Banerjee PP, Monaco-Shawver L, Mace EM, Bernal WE, Sawalle-Belohradsky J, Belohradsky BH, Heinz V, Freeman AF, Sullivan KE, Holland SM, Torgerson TR, Al-Herz W, Chou J, Hanson IC, Albert MH, Geha RS, Renner ED, Orange JS. Defective actin accumulation impairs human natural killer cell function in patients with dedicator of cytokinesis 8 deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Mar; 131(3):840-8. View abstract
  15. Chou J, Ohsumi TK, Geha RS. Use of whole exome and genome sequencing in the identification of genetic causes of primary immunodeficiencies. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Dec; 12(6):623-8. View abstract
  16. Chou J, Hanna-Wakim R, Tirosh I, Kane J, Fraulino D, Lee YN, Ghanem S, Mahfouz I, Mégarbané A, Lefranc G, Inati A, Dbaibo G, Giliani S, Notarangelo LD, Geha RS, Massaad MJ. A novel homozygous mutation in recombination activating gene 2 in 2 relatives with different clinical phenotypes: Omenn syndrome and hyper-IgM syndrome. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Dec; 130(6):1414-6. View abstract
  17. Chou JS, LeBovidge J, Timmons K, Elverson W, Morrill J, Schneider LC. Predictors of clinical success in a multidisciplinary model of atopic dermatitis treatment. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2011 Sep-Oct; 32(5):377-83. View abstract
  18. Borzutzky A, Fried A, Chou J, Bonilla FA, Kim S, Dedeoglu F. NOD2-associated diseases: Bridging innate immunity and autoinflammation. Clin Immunol. 2010 Mar; 134(3):251-61. View abstract
  19. Gross PL, Furie BC, Merrill-Skoloff G, Chou J, Furie B. Leukocyte-versus microparticle-mediated tissue factor transfer during arteriolar thrombus development. J Leukoc Biol. 2005 Dec; 78(6):1318-26. View abstract
  20. Chou J, Mackman N, Merrill-Skoloff G, Pedersen B, Furie BC, Furie B. Hematopoietic cell-derived microparticle tissue factor contributes to fibrin formation during thrombus propagation. Blood. 2004 Nov 15; 104(10):3190-7. View abstract
  21. Falati S, Liu Q, Gross P, Merrill-Skoloff G, Chou J, Vandendries E, Celi A, Croce K, Furie BC, Furie B. Accumulation of tissue factor into developing thrombi in vivo is dependent upon microparticle P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 and platelet P-selectin. J Exp Med. 2003 Jun 02; 197(11):1585-98. View abstract
  22. Flanagan LA, Chou J, Falet H, Neujahr R, Hartwig JH, Stossel TP. Filamin A, the Arp2/3 complex, and the morphology and function of cortical actin filaments in human melanoma cells. J Cell Biol. 2001 Nov 12; 155(4):511-7. View abstract
  23. Azim AC, Barkalow K, Chou J, Hartwig JH. Activation of the small GTPases, rac and cdc42, after ligation of the platelet PAR-1 receptor. Blood. 2000 Feb 01; 95(3):959-64. View abstract