Stephanie Si Lim, MD

Stephanie Si Lim, MD, MBA

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Associate Member, Cancer Biology Program, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor (Assistant Researcher), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
MBA, University of Hawaiʻi, Shidler College of Business, Honolulu, HI

Professional Training

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship Chief, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Specialty Certification(s)

American Board of Pediatrics, Board certification in Pediatrics
Advanced Skills Training in Medical Education

Research Focus

Dr. Si Lim is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children and John A. Burns School of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director of Hawaiʻi Pacific Health's Cellular Immunotherapy Program.  As a translational clinical investigator, her research interest is to better understand racial and ethnic disparities in hematologic malignancies, particularly as it relates to cellular immunotherapy.

Selected Publications

Si SJ, Ford J, Hermiston M. (2023). How I Treat Newly Diagnosed and Refractory T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in Children and Young Adults. Blood;141 (25):3019-3030.

Si SJ, Mcnerney K, Vatsayan A, Dreyzin A, Baggott C, Prabhu S, Pacenta H, Phillips C, Rossoff J, Stefanski H, Talano J, Moskop A, Margossian S, Verneris M, Myers D, Karras N, Brown P, Qayed M, Hermiston M, Satwani P, Krupski C, Keating A, Wilox R, Rabik C, Baumeister S, Fabrizio V, Chinnabhandar V, Goksenin Y, Curran K, Mackall C, Laetsch T, Schultz L. (2023). Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with use of commercial Tisagenlecleucel in the Pediatric Real World CAR Consortium (PRWCC): Risk Factors and Outcomes. Accepted to Blood Advance Feb 2023.

Si SJ, Barrett DM. (2021). Characterization of Immuno-oncologic Landscape in Pediatric Cancers: Uniform TIM-3 and Galectin-9 Positivity on Immunohistochemistry Staining of Tumor Specimen at Diagnosis in Pediatric Patients with Ewing Sarcoma. Journal of Cancer Immunology; 3(3):163-176.

Si SJ, Grupp SA, Dinofia A. (2021). Tisagenlecleucel in the treatment of relapsed/refractory pediatric B-cell leukemia. Pediatric Blood Cancer; May; 68(9):e29123.

Si SJ, Tasian SK , Bassiri H, Fisher BT, Atalla J, Patel R, Romberg N, Lambert MP, Paessler M, Behrens EJ, Teachey DT, Sullivan KE. (2021) Diagnostic Challenges in Pediatric Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. J Clin Immunol; 41(6), 1213–1218.

Si SJ, Teachey DT. (2020). Spotlight on tocilizumab in the treatment of CAR T Cell-induced cytokine release syndrome: clinical evidence to date. Ther Clin Risk Manag; 19:705-714.

Si SJ, Teachey DT. (2020). The Hematologist Clinical Trials Corner: Bringing Immunotherapy to the Frontline in Childhood Leukemia. May-June; 17(3): 14-15.

Selected Poster Presentations

Krupski C, Baggott C, John S, McNerney K, Bhatt D, Talano J, Moskop A, Rossoff J, Hall E, Fabrizio V, Keating A, Qayed M, Schiff D, Rahrig A, Skiles J, Capitini C, Baumeister S, Curran K, Karras N, Cooper S, Rouce R, Prabhu S, Si SJ, Pacenta H, Myers D, Verneris M, Phillips C, Laetsch T, Mackall C, Schultz L. Outcomes Following Tisagenlecleucel Reinfusion in Children and Young Adults with B-Cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Accepted to American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) Conference 2023.

Prueksapraopong C, Hirata T, Liao L, Ishikawa K, Chen J, Kyono W, Glaser D, Wada R, Begue R, Fisher B, Winestone L, Chinen Okimoto K, Si SJ. High Incidence and Morality of Invasive Fungal Disease in Children and Young Adults with Hematologic Malignancies in Hawaii and Pacific Islands. Poster Presentation, American Society of Hematology (ASH). New Orleans, Louisiana, 2022.

Beaman A, Liao L, Hirata T, Abe J, Wilkens L, Winestone L, Hermiston M, Woo R, Si SJ. Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric cancer incidence among children and adolescents in Hawai’i from 1990 to 2014. Poster Presentation, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). Barcelona, Spain, 2022.