MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Stefanski is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Her clinical interests include ALL, AML, solid tumors and immunodeficiencies.
Dr. Stefanski received her B.A. from Smith College in 1993. She then went on to attain her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Immunology in 1999. She completed her Medical Degree at the University of Minnesota in 2004. She completed her Pediatric Training at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's hospital in 2007. She finished her Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation fellowship in 2010 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics.
Dr. Stefanski's research is focused on expediting immune reconstitution after transplant. T lymphocytes are critical for effective responses to viruses and fungal infections; after undergoing bone marrow transplantation there are essentially no functional T cells until up to a year after transplant. In her laboratory, she is currently working on T cell reconstitution in order to decrease morbidity and mortality.
Awards & Recognition
- University Pediatrics Foundation Scholar (2011-2014)
- Margaret Kendrick Hostetter Fellow Research Award, Pediatric Research, Education and Scholarship Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2010)
- First Place, Abstract submitted by fellow at Pediatric Research, Education and Scholarship Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2010)
- AAP International Travel Grant Recipient (2006)
- Pediatric Scientist Development Program Participant (2005)
- Wasie Scholar (2001-2003)
- Recipient of the Margaret Brigham Award for Excellence in Immunology, Smith College (1993)
- Dean's List, Smith College (1993)
- Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Smith College (1993)
A Randomized Trial of One vs. Two Doses of Influenza Vaccine Following Allogeneic Transplantation.
Karras NA, Weeres M, Sessions W, Xu X, Defor T, Young JA, Stefanski H, Brunstein C, Cooley S, Miller JS, Blazar BR, Wagner JE, Verneris MR.
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012 Aug 29.
Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
- American Board of Pediatrics
- American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL); Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); Solid tumor