MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Smith College , 1985 , Northampton , MA

Medical School

  • New York University School of Medicine , 1991 , New York , NY

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Andriescu EC, Coughlin CC, Cheng CE, Prajapati VH, Huang JT, Schmidt BA, Degar BA, Aplenc R, Pillai V, Yan AC, Liang MG. Pediatric leukemia cutis: A case series. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Jul 05. View abstract
  2. Rubnitz JE, Lacayo NJ, Inaba H, Heym K, Ribeiro RC, Taub J, McNeer J, Degar B, Schiff D, Yeoh AE, Coustan-Smith E, Wang L, Triplett B, Raimondi SC, Klco J, Choi J, Pounds S, Pui CH. Clofarabine Can Replace Anthracyclines and Etoposide in Remission Induction Therapy for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia: The AML08 Multicenter, Randomized Phase III Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Aug 10; 37(23):2072-2081. View abstract
  3. Benson LA, Li H, Henderson LA, Solomon IH, Soldatos A, Murphy J, Bielekova B, Kennedy AL, Rivkin MJ, Davies KJ, Hsu AP, Holland SM, Gahl WA, Sundel RP, Lehmann LE, Lee MA, Alexandrescu S, Degar BA, Duncan CN, Gorman MP. Pediatric CNS-isolated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 May; 6(3):e560. View abstract
  4. Nguyen R, Wu H, Pounds S, Inaba H, Ribeiro RC, Cullins D, Rooney B, Bell T, Lacayo NJ, Heym K, Degar B, Schiff D, Janssen WE, Triplett B, Pui CH, Leung W, Rubnitz JE. A phase II clinical trial of adoptive transfer of haploidentical natural killer cells for consolidation therapy of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Mar 20; 7(1):81. View abstract
  5. Li H, Benson LA, Henderson LA, Solomon IH, Kennedy AL, Soldatos A, Bielekova B, Murphy J, Davies KJ, Lehmann LE, Lee MA, Alexandrescu S, Degar BA, Gorman MP, Duncan CN. Central nervous system-restricted familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis responds to hematopoietic cell transplantation. Blood Adv. 2019 Feb 26; 3(4):503-507. View abstract
  6. Halyabar O, Chang MH, Schoettler ML, Schwartz MA, Baris EH, Benson LA, Biggs CM, Gorman M, Lehmann L, Lo MS, Nigrovic PA, Platt CD, Priebe GP, Rowe J, Sundel RP, Surana NK, Weinacht KG, Mann A, Yuen JC, Meleedy-Rey P, Starmer A, Banerjee T, Dedeoglu F, Degar BA, Hazen MM, Henderson LA. Calm in the midst of cytokine storm: a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and macrophage activation syndrome. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019 Feb 14; 17(1):7. View abstract
  7. Solomon IH, Li H, Benson LA, Henderson LA, Degar BA, Gorman MP, Duncan CN, Lidov HG, Alexandrescu S. Histopathologic Correlates of Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Isolated to the Central Nervous System. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 Dec 01; 77(12):1079-1084. View abstract
  8. Koegel AK, Hofmann I, Moffitt K, Degar B, Duncan C, Tubman VN. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a patient with MonoMAC syndrome/GATA2 haploinsufficiency. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 10; 63(10):1844-7. View abstract
  9. Ginat DT, Vargas SO, Silvera VM, Volk MS, Degar BA, Robson CD. Imaging Features of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma of the Pediatric Head and Neck. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 May; 37(5):910-6. View abstract
  10. Degar B. Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2015 Oct; 29(5):903-13. View abstract
  11. Chellapandian D, Shaikh F, van den Bos C, Somers GR, Astigarraga I, Jubran R, Degar B, Carret AS, Mandel K, Belletrutti M, Dix D, Visser J, Abuhadra N, Chang T, Rollins B, Whitlock J, Weitzman S, Abla O. Management and Outcome of Patients With Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Single-Bone CNS-Risk Lesions: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec; 62(12):2162-6. View abstract
  12. Ribeiro KB, Degar B, Antoneli CB, Rollins B, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic status influence incidence of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Jun; 62(6):982-7. View abstract
  13. Sheu J, Saavedra AP, Degar BA, Duncan CN, Fawaz R, Tan JK, Schmidt BA, Kim HB, Huang JT. Bone marrow engraftment and associated dermatologic sequelae in a three-yr-old after liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Mar; 19(2):E41-6. View abstract
  14. Karol SE, Coustan-Smith E, Cao X, Shurtleff SA, Raimondi SC, Choi JK, Ribeiro RC, Dahl GV, Bowman WP, Taub JW, Degar B, Leung W, Downing JR, Pui CH, Rubnitz JE, Campana D, Inaba H. Prognostic factors in children with acute myeloid leukaemia and excellent response to remission induction therapy. Br J Haematol. 2015 Jan; 168(1):94-101. View abstract
  15. Walsh KE, Roblin DW, Weingart SN, Houlahan KE, Degar B, Billett A, Keuker C, Biggins C, Li J, Wasilewski K, Mazor KM. Medication errors in the home: a multisite study of children with cancer. Pediatrics. 2013 May; 131(5):e1405-14. View abstract
  16. Bates SV, Lakshmanan A, Green AL, Terry J, Badalian-Very G, Rollins BJ, Fleck P, Aslam M, Degar BA. BRAF V600E-Positive Multisite Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a Preterm Neonate. AJP Rep. 2013 Oct; 3(2):63-6. View abstract
  17. Inaba H, Coustan-Smith E, Cao X, Pounds SB, Shurtleff SA, Wang KY, Raimondi SC, Onciu M, Jacobsen J, Ribeiro RC, Dahl GV, Bowman WP, Taub JW, Degar B, Leung W, Downing JR, Pui CH, Rubnitz JE, Campana D. Comparative analysis of different approaches to measure treatment response in acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct 10; 30(29):3625-32. View abstract
  18. Badalian-Very G, Vergilio JA, Degar BA, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rollins BJ. Recent advances in the understanding of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Br J Haematol. 2012 Jan; 156(2):163-72. View abstract
  19. Lindamood KE, Fleck P, Narla A, Vergilio JA, Degar BA, Baldwin M, Wintermark P. Neonatal enteroviral sepsis/meningoencephalitis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: diagnostic challenges. Am J Perinatol. 2011 May; 28(5):337-46. View abstract
  20. Badalian-Very G, Vergilio JA, Degar BA, MacConaill LE, Brandner B, Calicchio ML, Kuo FC, Ligon AH, Stevenson KE, Kehoe SM, Garraway LA, Hahn WC, Meyerson M, Fleming MD, Rollins BJ. Recurrent BRAF mutations in Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Blood. 2010 Sep 16; 116(11):1919-23. View abstract
  21. Rubnitz JE, Inaba H, Dahl G, Ribeiro RC, Bowman WP, Taub J, Pounds S, Razzouk BI, Lacayo NJ, Cao X, Meshinchi S, Degar B, Airewele G, Raimondi SC, Onciu M, Coustan-Smith E, Downing JR, Leung W, Pui CH, Campana D. Minimal residual disease-directed therapy for childhood acute myeloid leukaemia: results of the AML02 multicentre trial. Lancet Oncol. 2010 Jun; 11(6):543-52. View abstract
  22. Degar BA, Rollins BJ. Langerhans cell histiocytosis: malignancy or inflammatory disorder doing a great job of imitating one? Dis Model Mech. 2009 Sep-Oct; 2(9-10):436-9. View abstract
  23. Hazen MM, Woodward AL, Hofmann I, Degar BA, Grom A, Filipovich AH, Binstadt BA. Mutations of the hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis-associated gene UNC13D in a patient with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Feb; 58(2):567-70. View abstract
  24. Rodig SJ, Payne EG, Degar BA, Rollins B, Feldman AL, Jaffe ES, Androkites A, Silverman LB, Longtine JA, Kutok JL, Fleming MD, Aster JC. Aggressive Langerhans cell histiocytosis following T-ALL: clonally related neoplasms with persistent expression of constitutively active NOTCH1. Am J Hematol. 2008 Feb; 83(2):116-21. View abstract
  25. Degar, BA; Fleming, MD; Rollins, BJ. The Histiocytoses. Hematology of Infancy and Childhood (Orkin SH et al., eds.). 2008. View abstract
  26. Mullen, EA; Degar, BA. Oncology (Section Editor). Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine (Zaoutis and Chiang, eds.). 2007. View abstract
  27. Degar, BA; Isakoff, M . Childhood Cancer. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine (Zaoutis and Chiang, eds.). 2007. View abstract
  28. Hait E, Liang M, Degar B, Glickman J, Fox VL. Gastrointestinal tract involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis: case report and literature review. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):e1593-9. View abstract
  29. Zhang HZ, Degar BA, Rogoulina S, Resor C, Booth CJ, Sinning J, Gage PJ, Forget BG. Hematopoiesis following disruption of the Pitx2 homeodomain gene. Exp Hematol. 2006 Feb; 34(2):167-78. View abstract
  30. Wang S, Degar BA, Zieske A, Shafi NQ, Rose MG. Hemophagocytosis exacerbated by G-CSF/GM-CSF treatment in a patient with myelodysplasia. Am J Hematol. 2004 Dec; 77(4):391-6. View abstract
  31. Rose MG, Degar BA, Berliner N. Molecular diagnostics of malignant disorders. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2004 Oct; 2(10):650-60. View abstract
  32. Rose, MG; Degar, BA; Berliner, N. Molecular Diagnostics of Malignant Disorders. Clin Advances in Hematology/Oncology. 2004; 2(10):650-660. View abstract
  33. K Stegmaier, B Degar. Molecular Basis of Hematology. 2004. View abstract
  34. N Berliner, B Degar. Molecular Basis of Hematology. 2003. View abstract
  35. Degar, BA; Berliner, N . Introduction to the Lymphoproliferative Disorders. Oxford Textbook of Medicine, E.J. Benz (ed). 2003. View abstract
  36. Degar BA, Baskaran N, Hulspas R, Quesenberry PJ, Weissman SM, Forget BG. The homeodomain gene Pitx2 is expressed in primitive hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells but not in their differentiated progeny. Exp Hematol. 2001 Jul; 29(7):894-902. View abstract
  37. Forget, BG ; Degar, BA; Arcasoy, MO. Familial Polycythemia Due to Truncations of the Erythropoietin Receptor. Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 2000; 11:38-45. View abstract
  38. Degar BA, Harrington RD, Rappeport JM, Woolfrey AE. 13-cis-retinoic acid-induced eosinophilia following autologous bone marrow transplantation for neuroblastoma. Med Pediatr Oncol. 1999 Apr; 32(4):308-10. View abstract
  39. Arcasoy MO, Degar BA, Harris KW, Forget BG. Familial erythrocytosis associated with a short deletion in the erythropoietin receptor gene. Blood. 1997 Jun 15; 89(12):4628-35. View abstract
  40. Silber R, Degar B, Costin D, Newcomb EW, Mani M, Rosenberg CR, Morse L, Drygas JC, Canellakis ZN, Potmesil M. Chemosensitivity of lymphocytes from patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia to chlorambucil, fludarabine, and camptothecin analogs. Blood. 1994 Nov 15; 84(10):3440-6. View abstract