Christine Duncan, MD

Christine Duncan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-632-4882

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Medical Services


  • Hematology Oncology
  • Graft-vs-Host Disease
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation


  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medicine


  • Stem Cell Transplantation
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Experience and Education


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1999

Chicago, IL


  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


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  1. DeFilipp Z, Duarte RF, Snowden JA, Majhail NS, Greenfield DM, Miranda JL, Arat M, Baker KS, Burns LJ, Duncan CN, Gilleece M, Hale GA, Hamadani M, Hamilton BK, Hogan WJ, Hsu JW, Inamoto Y, Kamble RT, Lupo-Stanghellini MT, Malone AK, McCarthy P, Mohty M, Norkin M, Paplham P, Ramanathan M, Richart JM, Salooja N, Schouten HC, Schoemans H, Seber A, Steinberg A, Wirk BM, Wood WA, Battiwalla M, Flowers ME, Savani BN, Shaw BE. Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Screening and Preventive Practice Recommendations from the CIBMTR and EBMT. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Aug; 22(8):1493-503.
  2. Dennis DM, Duncan CN, Pinder M, Budgeon CA, Jacob WJ. Performance of manual hyperinflation: consistency and modification of the technique by intensive care unit nurses during physiotherapy. J Clin Nurs. 2016 Aug; 25(15-16):2295-304.
  3. Rowan CM, Gertz SJ, McArthur J, Fitzgerald JC, Nitu ME, Loomis A, Hsing DD, Duncan CN, Mahadeo KM, Smith LS, Moffet J, Hall MW, Pinos EL, Cheifetz IM, Tamburro RF. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Mortality in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Multicenter Study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr; 17(4):294-302.
  4. Poorvu PD, Barton SE, Duncan CN, London WB, Laufer MR, Lehmann LE, Marcus KJ. Use and Effectiveness of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonists for Prophylactic Menstrual Suppression in Postmenarchal Women Who Undergo Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Jun; 29(3):265-8.
  5. Inamoto Y, Shah NN, Savani BN, Shaw BE, Abraham AA, Ahmed IA, Akpek G, Atsuta Y, Baker KS, Basak GW, Bitan M, DeFilipp Z, Gregory TK, Greinix HT, Hamadani M, Hamilton BK, Hayashi RJ, Jacobsohn DA, Kamble RT, Kasow KA, Khera N, Lazarus HM, Malone AK, Lupo-Stanghellini MT, Margossian SP, Muffly LS, Norkin M, Ramanathan M, Salooja N, Schoemans H, Wingard JR, Wirk B, Wood WA, Yong A, Duncan CN, Flowers ME, Majhail NS. Secondary solid cancer screening following hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Aug; 50(8):1013-23.
  6. Shulman DS, London WB, Guo D, Duncan CN, Lehmann LE. Incidence and causes of hospital readmission in pediatric patients after hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 May; 21(5):913-9.
  7. 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.
  8. Duncan CN, Majhail NS, Brazauskas R, Wang Z, Cahn JY, Frangoul HA, Hayashi RJ, Hsu JW, Kamble RT, Kasow KA, Khera N, Lazarus HM, Loren AW, Marks DI, Maziarz RT, Mehta P, Myers KC, Norkin M, Pidala JA, Porter DL, Reddy V, Saber W, Savani BN, Schouten HC, Steinberg A, Wall DA, Warwick AB, Wood WA, Yu LC, Jacobsohn DA, Sorror ML. Long-term survival and late effects among one-year survivors of second allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for relapsed acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan; 21(1):151-8.
  9. Huang JT, Duncan CN, Boyer D, Khosravi H, Lehmann LE, Saavedra A. Nail dystrophy, edema, and eosinophilia: harbingers of severe chronic GVHD of the skin in children. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2014 Dec; 49(12):1521-7.
  10. Duncan CN. Bleomycin and pulmonary screening: many questions, few answers. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Sep; 61(9):1527-8.
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  12. Foster NF, Collins DA, Ditchburn SL, Duncan CN, van Schalkwyk JW, Golledge CL, Keed AB, Riley TV. Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in two tertiary-care hospitals in Perth, Western Australia: a cross-sectional study. New Microbes New Infect. 2014 May; 2(3):64-71.
  13. Musolino PL, Lund TC, Pan J, Escolar ML, Paker AM, Duncan CN, Eichler FS. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the leukodystrophies: a systematic review of the literature. Neuropediatrics. 2014 Jun; 45(3):e1.
  14. Musolino PL, Lund TC, Pan J, Escolar ML, Paker AM, Duncan CN, Eichler FS. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the leukodystrophies: a systematic review of the literature. Neuropediatrics. 2014 Jun; 45(3):169-74.
  15. Youngster I, Sharma TS, Duncan CN, McAdam AJ. Yield of fungal surveillance cultures in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: a retrospective analysis and survey of current practice. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb; 58(3):365-71.
  16. Duncan CN, Riley TV, Carson KC, Budgeon CA, Siffleet J. The effect of an acidic cleanser versus soap on the skin pH and micro-flora of adult patients: a non-randomised two group crossover study in an intensive care unit. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2013 Oct; 29(5):291-6.
  17. Duncan CN, Lehmann LE, Cheifetz IM, Greathouse K, Haight AE, Hall MW, Herschberger A, Hill KS, Moffet JR, Morrison RR, Norris AL, Petrovic A, Spear DA, Steiner ME, Talano JA, Tamburro RF, Wagner J, McArthur J. Clinical outcomes of children receiving intensive cardiopulmonary support during hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar; 14(3):261-7.
  18. Duncan CN, Clark JJ, Silverman LB. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in unique pediatric populations: adolescents, infants, and children with down syndrome. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013 Jan; 19(1 Suppl):S52-7.
  19. Oshrine B, Lehmann LE, Duncan CN. Safety and utility of liver biopsy after pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Apr; 33(3):e92-7.
  20. Duncan CN, Vrooman L, Apfelbaum EM, Whitley K, Bechard L, Lehmann LE. 25-hydroxy vitamin D deficiency following pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 May; 17(5):749-53.
  21. Duncan CN, Barry EV, Lehmann LE. Tolerability of pravastatin in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients with bronchiolitis obliterans. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Apr; 32(3):185-8.
  22. Duncan CN, Buonanno MR, Barry EV, Myers K, Peritz D, Lehmann L. Bronchiolitis obliterans following pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008 Jun; 41(11):971-5.
  23. Duncan CN, Midura B, Lehmann L. Clinical Outcomes of Adolescent Patients Following Pediatric HSCT. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplanation. 2008.
  24. John W Graef. Hematology. Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics. 2007.
  25. Zaoutis LA and Chiang VW (eds). Stem Cell Transplants. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. 2007.
  26. Duncan CN, Buonanno M, Cormier C, Lehmann LE. Chest Radiograph Versus Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Complications in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2007; 13(2):27.
  27. Duncan CN, Myers K, Lehmann LE. Fasciitis as a Manifestation of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Childrens and Adolescents: A Single Institution Experience. Biology of Bone and Marrow Transplantation. 2007; 13(2):60.
  28. Lehmann LE, Buonanno M, Duncan CN. Relapse Following Busulfan/Cyclophosphamide Conditioning in Children and Adolescents Undergoing HLA-Identical Sibling Transplantion for Stable Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Biology of Bone and Marrow Transplantation. 2007; 13(2):62.
  29. Almond CS, Harrington J, Thiagarajan R, Duncan CN, LaPierre R, Halwick D, Blume ED, Del Nido PJ, Neufeld EJ, McGowan FX. Successful use of bivalirudin for cardiac transplantation in a child with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Nov; 25(11):1376-9.
  30. Shin AY, Almond CS, Mannix RC, Duncan CN, Son MB, McLauchlan HM, Kanaan UB, Litzow JM, Riney PS, Trenor CC, Fortescue EB, Vinci RJ, Greenes DS. The Boston Marathon Study: a novel approach to research during residency. Pediatrics. 2006 May; 117(5):1818-22.
  31. Almond CS, Shin AY, Fortescue EB, Mannix RC, Wypij D, Binstadt BA, Duncan CN, Olson DP, Salerno AE, Newburger JW, Greenes DS. Hyponatremia among runners in the Boston Marathon. N Engl J Med. 2005 Apr 14; 352(15):1550-6.
  32. Duncan CN. Immunizations, neonatal jaundice, and animal-induced injuries. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Aug; 15(4):421-8.
  33. Lim-Dunham JE, Duncan CN, Yousefzadeh DK, Ben-Ami T. Retroperitoneal abscess and mycotic aortic aneurysm: unusual septic complications of central vascular line placement in premature infants. J Ultrasound Med. 2001 Jul; 20(7):791-4.
  34. Quinn KJ, Duncan C. Herpes simplex virus-associated recurrent erythema multiforme. Infectious Diseases in Children. 2000; 13(3):72-73.
  35. Duncan C. Medical savings accounts: part of the solution. AMSA Health Policy Forum. 1997; 2(1).
  36. Zahn JA, Duncan C, DiSpirito AA. Oxidation of hydroxylamine by cytochrome P-460 of the obligate methylotroph Methylococcus capsulatus Bath. J Bacteriol. 1994 Oct; 176(19):5879-87.
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