Kathleen (Katie) Dorris, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2004)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Cincinnati (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (2000)
Residency:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Teaching

  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Director (2015)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • Donson AM, Amani V, Warner EA, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Levy JMM, Hoffman LM, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Vibhakar R, Dorris K, Foreman NK. Identification of FDA-Approved Oncology Drugs with Selective Potency in High-Risk Childhood Ependymoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Sep;17(9):1984-1994. PubMed PMID: 29925527
  • Gupta N, Goumnerova LC, Manley P, Chi SN, Neuberg D, Puligandla M, Fangusaro J, Goldman S, Tomita T, Alden T, DiPatri A, Rubin JB, Gauvain K, Limbrick D, Leonard J, Geyer JR, Leary S, Browd S, Wang Z, Sood S, Bendel A, Nagib M, Gardner S, Karajannis MA, Harter D, Ayyanar K, Gump W, Bowers DC, Weprin B, MacDonald TJ, Aguilera D, Brahma B, Robison NJ, Kiehna E, Krieger M, Sandler E, Aldana P, Khatib Z, Ragheb J, Bhatia S, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Bredlau AL, Gururangan S, Fuchs H, Cohen KJ, Jallo G, Dorris K, Handler M, Comito M, Dias M, Nazemi K, Baird L, Murray J, Lindeman N, Hornick JL, Malkin H, Sinai C, Greenspan L, Wright KD, Prados M, Bandopadhayay P, Ligon KL, Kieran MW. Prospective feasibility and safety assessment of surgical biopsy for patients with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Oct 9;20(11):1547-1555. PubMed PMID: 29741745
  • Whelan RJ, Saccomano B, King R, Dorris K, Hemenway M, Hankinson TC, Liu AK. Radiation-induced Cataracts in Children With Brain Tumors Receiving Craniospinal Irradiation. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 May;40(4):304-305. PubMed PMID: 29621062
  • Amani V, Donson AM, Lummus SC, Prince EW, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Hoffman LM. Characterization of 2 Novel Ependymoma Cell Lines With Chromosome 1q Gain Derived From Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Jul 1;76(7):595-604. PubMed PMID: 28863455
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Donson A, Foreman NK, Dorris K. H3 K27M Mutation in Gangliogliomas can be Associated with Poor Prognosis. Brain Pathol. 2017 Nov;27(6):846-850. PubMed PMID: 28378357
  • Kim MO, Wang X, Liu C, Dorris K, Fouladi M, Song S. Random-effects meta-analysis for systematic reviews of phase I clinical trials: Rare events and missing data. Res Synth Methods. 2016 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27285532
  • Dorris K, Liu C, Li D, Hummel TR, Wang X, Perentesis J, Kim MO, Fouladi M. A comparison of safety and efficacy of cytotoxic versus molecularly targeted drugs in pediatric phase I solid tumor oncology trials. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27654490
  • Green AL, Mulcahy Levy JM, Vibhakar R, Hemenway M, Madden J, Foreman N, Dorris K. Tumor treating fields in pediatric high-grade glioma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Jul;33(7):1043-1045. PubMed PMID: 28470383
  • Marini BL, Benitez LL, Zureick AH, Salloum R, Gauthier AC, Brown J, Wu YM, Robinson DR, Kumar C, Lonigro R, Vats P, Cao X, Kasaian K, Anderson B, Mullan B, Chandler B, Linzey JR, Camelo-Piragua SI, Venneti S, McKeever PE, McFadden KA, Lieberman AP, Brown N, Shao L, Leonard MAS, Junck L, McKean E, Maher CO, Garton HJL, Muraszko KM, Hervey-Jumper S, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Green A, Hoffman LM, Dorris K, Vitanza NA, Wang J, Schwartz J, Lulla R, Smiley NP, Bornhorst M, Haas-Kogan DA, Robertson PL, Chinnaiyan AM, Mody R, Koschmann C. Blood-brain barrier-adapted precision medicine therapy for pediatric brain tumors. Transl Res. 2017 Oct;188:27.e1-27.e14. PubMed PMID: 28860053
  • Amani V, Donson AM, Lummus SC, Prince EW, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Hoffman LM. Characterization of 2 Novel Ependymoma Cell Lines With Chromosome 1q Gain Derived From Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Jul 1;76(7):595-604. PubMed PMID: 28863455
  • Marini BL, Benitez LL, Zureick AH, Salloum R, Gauthier AC, Brown J, Wu YM, Robinson DR, Kumar C, Lonigro R, Vats P, Cao X, Kasaian K, Anderson B, Mullan B, Chandler B, Linzey JR, Camelo-Piragua SI, Venneti S, McKeever PE, McFadden KA, Lieberman AP, Brown N, Shao L, Leonard MAS, Junck L, McKean E, Maher CO, Garton HJL, Muraszko KM, Hervey-Jumper S, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Green A, Hoffman LM, Dorris K, Vitanza NA, Wang J, Schwartz J, Lulla R, Smiley NP, Bornhorst M, Haas-Kogan DA, Robertson PL, Chinnaiyan AM, Mody R, Koschmann C. Blood-brain barrier-adapted precision medicine therapy for pediatric brain tumors. Transl Res. 2017 Oct;188:27.e1-27.e14. PubMed PMID: 28860053
  • Green AL, Mulcahy Levy JM, Vibhakar R, Hemenway M, Madden J, Foreman N, Dorris K. Tumor treating fields in pediatric high-grade glioma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Jul;33(7):1043-1045. PubMed PMID: 28470383
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Donson A, Foreman NK, Dorris K. H3 K27M Mutation in Gangliogliomas can be Associated with Poor Prognosis. Brain Pathol. 2017 Nov;27(6):846-850. PubMed PMID: 28378357
  • Dorris K, Liu C, Li D, Hummel TR, Wang X, Perentesis J, Kim MO, Fouladi M. A comparison of safety and efficacy of cytotoxic versus molecularly targeted drugs in pediatric phase I solid tumor oncology trials. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27654490
  • Kim MO, Wang X, Liu C, Dorris K, Fouladi M, Song S. Random-effects meta-analysis for systematic reviews of phase I clinical trials: Rare events and missing data. Res Synth Methods. 2016 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27285532
  • Dorris K, Liu C, Li D, Hummel TR, Wang X, Perentesis J, Kim MO, Fouladi M. A comparison of safety and efficacy of cytotoxic versus molecularly targeted drugs in pediatric phase I solid tumor oncology trials. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27654490
  • Salloum R, Hummel TR, Kumar SS, Dorris K, Li S, Lin T, Daryani VM, Stewart CF, Miles L, Poussaint TY, Stevenson C, Goldman S, Dhall G, Packer R, Fisher P, Pollack IF, Fouladi M, Boyett J, Drissi R. A molecular biology and phase II study of imetelstat (GRN163L) in children with recurrent or refractory central nervous system malignancies: a pediatric brain tumor consortium study. J Neurooncol. 2016 Sep;129(3):443-51. PubMed PMID: 27350411
  • Kim MO, Wang X, Liu C, Dorris K, Fouladi M, Song S. Random-effects meta-analysis for systematic reviews of phase I clinical trials: Rare events and missing data. Res Synth Methods. 2016 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27285532
  • Hankinson TC, Dudley RW, Torok MR, Patibandla MR, Dorris K, Poonia S, Wilkinson CC, Bruny JL, Handler MH, Liu AK. Short-term mortality following surgical procedures for the diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors: outcome analysis in 5533 children from SEER, 2004-2011. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Nov 20;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26588456
  • Patibandla MR, Ridder T, Dorris K, Torok MR, Liu AK, Handler MH, Stence NV, Fenton LZ, Hankinson TC. Atypical pediatric ganglioglioma is common and associated with a less favorable clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Oct 2;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26431248
  • Patibandla MR, Ridder T, Dorris K, Torok MR, Liu AK, Handler MH, Stence NV, Fenton LZ, Hankinson TC. Atypical pediatric ganglioglioma is common and associated with a less favorable clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Oct 2;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26431248
  • Hankinson TC, Dudley RW, Torok MR, Patibandla MR, Dorris K, Poonia S, Wilkinson CC, Bruny JL, Handler MH, Liu AK. Short-term mortality following surgical procedures for the diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors: outcome analysis in 5533 children from SEER, 2004-2011. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Nov 20;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26588456
  • Salloum R, Hummel TR, Kumar SS, Dorris K, Li S, Lin T, Daryani VM, Stewart CF, Miles L, Poussaint TY, Stevenson C, Goldman S, Dhall G, Packer R, Fisher P, Pollack IF, Fouladi M, Boyett J, Drissi R. A molecular biology and phase II study of imetelstat (GRN163L) in children with recurrent or refractory central nervous system malignancies: a pediatric brain tumor consortium study. J Neurooncol. 2016 Sep;129(3):443-51. PubMed PMID: 27350411
  • Dorris K, Sobo M, Onar-Thomas A, Panditharatna E, Stevenson CB, Gardner SL, Dewire MD, Pierson CR, Olshefski R, Rempel SA, Goldman S, Miles L, Fouladi M, Drissi R. Prognostic significance of telomere maintenance mechanisms in pediatric high-grade gliomas. J Neurooncol. 2014 Mar;117(1):67-76. PubMed PMID: 24477622
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology, Member
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, Site Principal Investigator
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, Member, Scientific and Toxicity Committees
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Oncology Society, Member
  • International Society of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO), Member, 2018 Local ISPNO Planning Committee
  • Children's Oncology Group, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2007)
  • Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Board Certification (2013)
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Specialized Training (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Brain Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Pediatric Cancer
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include care of children and young adults with brain or spine tumors. My research interests are focused in the development of new drugs to treat cancer. I am a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Team at the Children's Hospital Colorado.

Care Philosophy
I strive to work as a team with my patients and their families, taking into account the accepted standard of care, most updated research developments, and family priorities, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2004)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Cincinnati (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation
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