Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Heather Stefanski

Contact Info

stef0030@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2961

Fax 612-626-4074

Office Address:
Pediatric BMT
660A Masonic Cancer Research Bldg
424 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric BMT
MMC 366 Mayo
8366A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Center

BMT Specialist, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Center


Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Physician


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

Summary

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)

Research

Publications

Clinical

Clinics

Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL); Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); Solid tumor