Kathleen M. Sakamoto

Shelagh Galligan Professor in the School of Medicine

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital Los Angeles (1991) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1989)
  • Residency: Children's Hospital Los Angeles (1988) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics (1992)
  • Medical Education: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1985) OH
  • B.A., Williams College, Biology (1979)
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Medicine (1985)
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Biology (2004)
  • Internship and Residency, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatrics (1988)
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (1991)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine, Hematopoietic growth factors and signal transduction (1992)

Honors & Awards

  • Victor E. Stork Award, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (1988)
  • STOP Cancer Career Development award, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (1992)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (1994)
  • Junior Faculty Ross Research Award, Western Society for Pediatric Research (1996)
  • Gift of Hope Award, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (2008)
  • Fernbach Distinguished Visiting Professor Lectureship, Texas Children's Cancer Center (2009)
  • Outstanding advances in cancer research award, Mendiburu Magic Foundation (2010)
  • Brett Ely Visiting Professor in Pediatric Oncology, University of Colorado and Children's Hospital Denver (2011)
  • Chair, Myeloid Biology Subcommittee, American Society of Hematology (2011)
  • Standing Member, NIDDK-D Study Section for Training Grants and K awards (2011-present)

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - 2013)
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation/Cancer Biology, Bass Cancer Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2011 - 2014)

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