Susan N.  Chi

Susan Chi, MD

Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinical Trials Program

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Hematology Oncology
  • Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT)
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Infant brain tumors

Departments

  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medicine

Programs

  • Hematology / Oncology
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School

Princeton University, 1986-1990

Princeton, NJ

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1990-1994

New York, NY

Residency, Pediatrics

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 1998

New Haven, CT

Fellowship

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2001

Fellowship

New York University Medical Center, 2002

Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Publications

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  1. Zacharoulis S, Morales La Madrid A, Bandopadhayay P, Chi SN, Manley P, Ullrich NN, Marcus K, Goumnerova L, Scott RM, Proctor M, Young-Poussaint T, De Girolami U, Kieran MW. Central Versus Extraventricular Neurocytoma in Children: A Clinicopathologic Comparison and Review of the Literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016 Aug; 38(6):479-85.
  2. Lafay-Cousin L, Smith A, Chi SN, Wells E, Madden J, Margol A, Ramaswamy V, Finlay J, Taylor MD, Dhall G, Strother D, Kieran MW, Foreman NK, Packer RJ, Bouffet E. Clinical, Pathological, and Molecular Characterization of Infant Medulloblastomas Treated with Sequential High-Dose Chemotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Sep; 63(9):1527-34.
  3. Frühwald MC, Biegel JA, Bourdeaut F, Roberts CW, Chi SN. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors-current concepts, advances in biology, and potential future therapies. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Jun; 18(6):764-78.
  4. Bandopadhayay P, Silvera VM, Ciarlini PD, Malkin H, Bi WL, Bergthold G, Faisal AM, Ullrich NJ, Marcus K, Scott RM, Beroukhim R, Manley PE, Chi SN, Ligon KL, Goumnerova LC, Kieran MW. Myxopapillary ependymomas in children: imaging, treatment and outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2016 Jan; 126(1):165-74.
  5. Alexander S, Pole JD, Gibson P, Lee M, Hesser T, Chi SN, Dvorak CC, Fisher B, Hasle H, Kanerva J, Möricke A, Phillips B, Raetz E, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Samarasinghe S, Schmiegelow K, Tissing W, Lehrnbecher T, Sung L. Classification of treatment-related mortality in children with cancer: a systematic assessment. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Dec; 16(16):e604-10.
  6. Kieran MW, Chi S, Goldman S, Onar-Thomas A, Poussaint TY, Vajapeyam S, Fahey F, Wu S, Turner DC, Stewart CF, Moses M, Packer RJ, Jakacki R, Banerjee A, Boyett JM, Fouladi M, Kun L. A phase I trial and PK study of cediranib (AZD2171), an orally bioavailable pan-VEGFR inhibitor, in children with recurrent or refractory primary CNS tumors. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Sep; 31(9):1433-45.
  7. Bourdeaut F, Chi SN, Frühwald MC. Rhabdoid tumors: integrating biological insights with clinical success: a report from the SMARCB1 and Rhabdoid Tumor Symposium, Paris, December 12-14, 2013. Cancer Genet. 2014 Sep; 207(9):346-51.
  8. Kim AH, Thompson EA, Governale LS, Santa C, Cahll K, Kieran MW, Chi SN, Ullrich NJ, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC. Recurrence after gross-total resection of low-grade pediatric brain tumors: the frequency and timing of postoperative imaging. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 14(4):356-64.
  9. Goldman S, Fangusaro J, Lulla R, Chi S, Manley P, Robison N, Kroon HA, Kieran M. Phase I individual dose titration trial of the human corticotropin-releasing factor (hcrf), corticorelin acetate injection (xerecept) in pediatric patients with peritumoral edema of the brain. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jul; 16 Suppl 3:iii23.
  10. Bandopadhayay P, Bergthold G, London WB, Goumnerova LC, Morales La Madrid A, Marcus KJ, Guo D, Ullrich NJ, Robison NJ, Chi SN, Beroukhim R, Kieran MW, Manley PE. Long-term outcome of 4,040 children diagnosed with pediatric low-grade gliomas: an analysis of the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jul; 61(7):1173-9.
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  12. Robison NJ, Campigotto F, Chi SN, Manley PE, Turner CD, Zimmerman MA, Chordas CA, Werger AM, Allen JC, Goldman S, Rubin JB, Isakoff MS, Pan WJ, Khatib ZA, Comito MA, Bendel AE, Pietrantonio JB, Kondrat L, Hubbs SM, Neuberg DS, Kieran MW. A phase II trial of a multi-agent oral antiangiogenic (metronomic) regimen in children with recurrent or progressive cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Apr; 61(4):636-42.
  13. Robison NJ, Prabhu SP, Sun P, Chi SN, Kieran MW, Manley PE, Cohen LE, Goumnerova L, Smith ER, Scott RM, London WB, Ullrich NJ. Predictors of neoplastic disease in children with isolated pituitary stalk thickening. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Oct; 60(10):1630-5.
  14. Singh A, Lun X, Jayanthan A, Obaid H, Ruan Y, Strother D, Chi SN, Smith A, Forsyth P, Narendran A. Profiling pathway-specific novel therapeutics in preclinical assessment for central nervous system atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (CNS ATRT): favorable activity of targeting EGFR- ErbB2 signaling with lapatinib. Mol Oncol. 2013 Jun; 7(3):497-512.
  15. Kieran MW, Roberts CW, Chi SN, Ligon KL, Rich BE, Macconaill LE, Garraway LA, Biegel JA. Absence of oncogenic canonical pathway mutations in aggressive pediatric rhabdoid tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Dec 15; 59(7):1155-7.
  16. Manley PE, McKendrick K, McGillicudy M, Chi SN, Kieran MW, Cohen LE, Kothare S, Michael Scott R, Goumnerova LC, Sun P, London W, Marcus KJ, Pomeroy SL, Ullrich NJ. Sleep dysfunction in long term survivors of craniopharyngioma. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jul; 108(3):543-9.
  17. Fleming AJ, Chi SN. Brain tumors in children. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 Apr; 42(4):80-103.
  18. Paugh BS, Broniscer A, Qu C, Miller CP, Zhang J, Tatevossian RG, Olson JM, Geyer JR, Chi SN, da Silva NS, Onar-Thomas A, Baker JN, Gajjar A, Ellison DW, Baker SJ. Genome-wide analyses identify recurrent amplifications of receptor tyrosine kinases and cell-cycle regulatory genes in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Oct 20; 29(30):3999-4006.
  19. Broniscer A, Baker JN, Baker SJ, Chi SN, Geyer JR, Morris EB, Gajjar A. Prospective collection of tissue samples at autopsy in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Cancer. 2010 Oct 1; 116(19):4632-7.
  20. Wong JM, Chi SN, Marcus KJ, Levine BS, Ullrich NJ, MacDonald S, Lechpammer M, Goumnerova LC. Germinoma with malignant transformation to nongerminomatous germ cell tumor. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Sep; 6(3):295-8.
  21. Gururangan S, Chi SN, Young Poussaint T, Onar-Thomas A, Gilbertson RJ, Vajapeyam S, Friedman HS, Packer RJ, Rood BN, Boyett JM, Kun LE. Lack of efficacy of bevacizumab plus irinotecan in children with recurrent malignant glioma and diffuse brainstem glioma: a Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium study. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jun 20; 28(18):3069-75.
  22. Zacharoulis S, Chi S, Kadota R, Kieran M. Biological modification strategies following marrow ablative, high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with autologous hematopoietic stem cell rescue (AHSCR) for pediatric brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Apr; 54(4):654-6.
  23. Fangusaro J, Chi S. Introduction to a special issue on pediatric neuro-oncology. J Child Neurol. 2009 Nov; 24(11):1341-2.
  24. Manley P, Li X, Turner C, Chi S, Zimmerman MA, Chordas C, Gordon A, Baker A, Ullrich NJ, Goumnerova L, Marcus K, Hoffman K, Kieran MW. A prospective, blinded analysis of A-PROTEIN (recoverin or CAR protein) levels in pediatric patients with central nervous system tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Sep; 53(3):343-7.
  25. Turner CD, Chordas CA, Liptak CC, Rey-Casserly C, Delaney BL, Ullrich NJ, Goumnerova LC, Scott RM, Begley HC, Fletcher WJ, Yao X, Chi S, Kieran MW. Medical, psychological, cognitive and educational late-effects in pediatric low-grade glioma survivors treated with surgery only. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Sep; 53(3):417-23.
  26. Jason Fangusaro and Susan N Chi, co-directors. Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: Back to the Basics. 2009.
  27. Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, David Samuel, Mirna Lechpammer, Samuel Blackman, Sanjay P Prabhu, Betsy Herrington, Christopher Turner, Karen J. Marcus and Roaslind Segal. Tumors of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Oncology of Infancy and Childhood (Orkin, Fisher, Look, Lux, Ginsbrug, Nathan, eds). 2009; 601-720.
  28. Chi SN, Zimmerman MA, Yao X, Cohen KJ, Burger P, Biegel JA, Rorke-Adams LB, Fisher MJ, Janss A, Mazewski C, Goldman S, Manley PE, Bowers DC, Bendel A, Rubin J, Turner CD, Marcus KJ, Goumnerova L, Ullrich NJ, Kieran MW. Intensive multimodality treatment for children with newly diagnosed CNS atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 20; 27(3):385-9.
  29. Snuderl M, Chi SN, De Santis SM, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Betensky RA, De Girolami U, Kieran MW. Prognostic value of tumor microinvasion and metalloproteinases expression in intracranial pediatric ependymomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2008 Sep; 67(9):911-20.
  30. Gilheeney SW, Saad A, Chi S, Turner C, Ullrich NJ, Goumnerova L, Scott RM, Marcus K, Lehman L, De Girolami U, Kieran MW. Outcome of pediatric pineoblastoma after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug; 89(1):89-95.
  31. Susan N. Chi MD; William Fletcher; Xiaopan Yao PhD, Kenneth Cohen MD; Michael Fisher MD, Jacklyn Biegel PhD; Anna Janss MD; Stewart Goldman MD; Daniel Bowers MD; Peter Manley MD; Claire Mazewski MD; Anne Bendel MD; Joshua Rubin, MD PhD; Christopher D. Turner MD; Charles Roberts MD PhD; Karen Marcus MD; Liliana Goumnerova MD; Nicole Ullrich MD PhD; Christine Chordas PNP; Mary Ann Zimmerman PNP; Mark W. Kieran MD PhD. Results from a single-arm, multi-institutional Phase II study Of multi-agent intrathecal and systemic Cchemotherapy with age- and risk-adapted radiation therapy for children with newly diagnosed CNS Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor. Neuro-oncol. 2008; 10(3):373.
  32. Turner C, Begley H, Chordas C, Cieurzo C, Rey-Casserly C, Delaney B, Kim CUnningham L, Pomeroy S, Ullrich N, Goumnerova L, Scott RM, Marcus K, Fletcher W, Chi S, Kieran M. Long-term medical, psychologicak and educational isues in pediatric low-grade gliomas treated with surgery only. Neuro-Oncol. 2007.
  33. Zacharoulis S, Levy A, Chi SN, Gardner S, Rosenblum M, Miller DC, Dunkel I, Diez B, Sposto R, Ji L, Asgharzadeh S, Hukin J, Belasco J, Dubowy R, Kellie S, Termuhlen A, Finlay J. Outcome for young children newly diagnosed with ependymoma, treated with intensive induction chemotherapy followed by myeloablative chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007 Jul; 49(1):34-40.
  34. Ullrich NJ, Robertson R, Kinnamon DD, Scott RM, Kieran MW, Turner CD, Chi SN, Goumnerova L, Proctor M, Tarbell NJ, Marcus KJ, Pomeroy SL. Moyamoya following cranial irradiation for primary brain tumors in children. Neurology. 2007 Mar 20; 68(12):932-8.
  35. Gilheeney SW, Williams C, DeGirolami U, Chi S, Turner C, Ullrich N, Goumnerova L, Scott RM, Marcus K, Lehmann L and Kieran M. Pineoblastoma in the pediatric population: Review of a single institution’s experience. Neuro-Oncol. 2007; 9:201.
  36. Zimmerman MA, Turner C, Chi S, Chordas C, Scott RM, Goumnerova L, Proctor M, Marcus K, Pomeroy S, Ullrich N, Kieran . Glomerular filtration rate in comparison to serum creatinine and audiologic results in predicting toxicity in pediatric patients receiving vincristine and carboplatin. Neuro-Oncol. 2007; 9:175.
  37. Chi SN, Gardner S, Ji L, Sposto R, Dhall G, and Finlay JL. Newly diagnosed high-risk malignant brain tumors with leptomeningeal dissemination in young children: a final update on “Head Start” induction chemotherapy intensified with high-dose methotrexate. Proceedings of ASCO. 2007.
  38. Snuderl M M, Chi SN, Chan JA, Hladikova M, Rubin MA, Kieran MW and Ligon KL. Oligodendroglial lineage marker expression in ependymal tumors. Neuro-Oncol. 2007; 9:218.
  39. Chi SN, Snuderl M, DeGirolami U, Goumnerova L, Gordon A, Thomas A, Turner CD, Zimmerman MA, Chordas C, Ullrich N and Kieran MW. Does histologic grade correlate with clinical outcome in pediatric intracranial ependymoma?. Neuro-Oncol. 2007; 9:217.
  40. Fangusaro J, Gardner S, Abromowitch M, Allen J, Atlas M, Asgharzadeh S, Chi S, Comito M, Cornelius A, Diez B, Dubowy R, Garvin J, Halpern S, Hom B, Hukin J, Hurwitz C, Kellie S, Saly M, Termuhlen A, Zacharoulis S and Finla. Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors: Final outcome for children enrolled on Head Start I and II. Neuro-Oncol. 2007; 9:192.
  41. Turner CD, Chi S, Marcus KJ, MacDonald T, Packer RJ, Poussaint TY, Vajapeyam S, Ullrich N, Goumnerova LC, Scott RM, Briody C, Chordas C, Zimmerman MA, Kieran MW. Phase II study of thalidomide and radiation in children with newly diagnosed brain stem gliomas and glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurooncol. 2007 Mar; 82(1):95-101.
  42. Ullrich NJ, Marcus K, Pomeroy SL, Turner CD, Zimmerman M, Lehmann LE, Scott RM, Goumnerova L, Gillan E, Kieran MW, Chi SN. Transverse myelitis after therapy for primitive neuroectodermal tumors. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Aug; 35(2):122-5.
  43. Kieran MW, Turner CD, Rubin JB, Chi SN, Zimmerman MA, Chordas C, Klement G, Laforme A, Gordon A, Thomas A, Neuberg D, Browder T, Folkman J. A feasibility trial of antiangiogenic (metronomic) chemotherapy in pediatric patients with recurrent or progressive cancer. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2005 Nov; 27(11):573-81.
  44. Zimmerman MA, Goumnerova LC, Proctor M, Scott RM, Marcus K, Pomeroy SL, Turner CD, Chi SN, Chordas C, Kieran MW. Continuous remission of newly diagnosed and relapsed central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. J Neurooncol. 2005 Mar; 72(1):77-84.
  45. Chi SN, Gardner SL, Levy AS, Knopp EA, Miller DC, Wisoff JH, Weiner HL, Finlay JL. Feasibility and response to induction chemotherapy intensified with high-dose methotrexate for young children with newly diagnosed high-risk disseminated medulloblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Dec 15; 22(24):4881-7.
  46. Chi SN, Conklin LS, Qin J, Meyers PA, Huvos AG, Healey JH, Gorlick R. The patterns of relapse in osteosarcoma: the Memorial Sloan-Kettering experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2004 Jan; 42(1):46-51.
  47. Chi S. Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program Fellows Manual. 2004.
  48. Chi SN, Cheung NK, Cheung IY. Expression of SSX-2 and SSX-4 genes in neuroblastoma. Int J Biol Markers. 2002 Oct-Dec; 17(4):219-23.
  49. Mora J, Cheung NK, Juan G, Illei P, Cheung I, Akram M, Chi S, Ladanyi M, Cordon-Cardo C, Gerald WL. Neuroblastic and Schwannian stromal cells of neuroblastoma are derived from a tumoral progenitor cell. Cancer Res. 2001 Sep 15; 61(18):6892-8.
  50. Cheung IY, Chi SN, Cheung NK. Prognostic significance of GAGE detection in bone marrows on survival of patients with metastatic neuroblastoma. Med Pediatr Oncol. 2000 Dec; 35(6):632-4.
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