Michelle L. Hermiston, MD, PhD

Pediatric hematologist and oncologist

Dr. Michelle L. Hermiston is a specialist in caring for children with blood diseases, including cancers of the blood. In research, she has a special interest in defining the underlying mechanisms in the development of lymphoid malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma.

Hermiston earned her medical degree and a doctorate in developmental biology at Washington State University. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at UCSF before joining the faculty in 2002. She also participated in a medical scientist training program at Washington University and in the UCSF Molecular Medicine Research Fellowship Program.

Hermiston is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Hematology and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Clinics

Hematology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3831
Fax: (415) 514-5868

Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3831
Fax: (415) 502-4372

Conditions & Treatments

More about Michelle L. Hermiston

Education

Washington University , MD 1997

Residencies

UCSF, Pediatrics 1999

Fellowships

UCS, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. An S, Wang X, Ruck MA, Rodriguez HJ, Kostyushev DS, Varga M, Luu E, Derakhshandeh R, Suchkov SV, Kogan SC, Hermiston ML, Springer ML. Age-Related Impaired Efficacy of Bone Marrow Cell Therapy for Myocardial Infarction Reflects a Decrease in B Lymphocytes. Mol Ther. 2018 Jun 15.
  2. Perez DR, Nickl CK, Waller A, Delgado-Martin C, Woods T, Sharma ND, Hermiston ML, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Winter SS, Chigaev A, Edwards B, Sklar LA, Matlawska-Wasowska K. High-Throughput Flow Cytometry Identifies Small-Molecule Inhibitors for Drug Repurposing in T-ALL. SLAS Discov. 2018 May 01; 2472555218774248.
  3. Sun W, Malvar J, Sposto R, Verma A, Wilkes JJ, Dennis R, Heym K, Laetsch TW, Widener M, Rheingold SR, Oesterheld J, Hijiya N, Sulis ML, Huynh V, Place AE, Bittencourt H, Hutchinson R, Messinger Y, Chang B, Matloub Y, Ziegler DS, Gardner R, Cooper T, Ceppi F, Hermiston M, Dalla-Pozza L, Schultz KR, Gaynon P, Wayne AS, Whitlock JA. Outcome of children with multiply relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a therapeutic advances in childhood leukemia & lymphoma study. Leukemia. 2018 Mar 15.
  4. Bride KL, Vincent TL, Im SY, Aplenc R, Barrett DM, Carroll WL, Carson R, Dai Y, Devidas M, Dunsmore KP, Fuller T, Glisovic-Aplenc T, Horton TM, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Maude SL, Raetz EA, Winter SS, Grupp SA, Hermiston ML, Wood BL, Teachey DT. Preclinical efficacy of daratumumab in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2018 Mar 01; 131(9):995-999.
  5. Yeh EA, Greenberg J, Abla O, Longoni G, Diamond E, Hermiston M, Tran B, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Allen CE, McClain KL. Evaluation and treatment of Langerhans cell histiocytosis patients with central nervous system abnormalities: Current views and new vistas. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jan; 65(1).
  6. McNally JP, Millen SH, Chaturvedi V, Lakes N, Terrell CE, Elfers EE, Carroll KR, Hogan SP, Andreassen PR, Kanter J, Allen CE, Henry MM, Greenberg JN, Ladisch S, Hermiston ML, Joyce M, Hildeman DA, Katz JD, Jordan MB. Manipulating DNA damage-response signaling for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 06 13; 114(24):E4782-E4791.
  7. Delgado-Martin C, Meyer LK, Huang BJ, Shimano KA, Zinter MS, Nguyen JV, Smith GA, Taunton J, Winter SS, Roderick JR, Kelliher MA, Horton TM, Wood BL, Teachey DT, Hermiston ML. JAK/STAT pathway inhibition overcomes IL7-induced glucocorticoid resistance in a subset of human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias. Leukemia. 2017 Dec; 31(12):2568-2576.
  8. Galardy PJ, Bedekovics T, Hermiston ML. Targeting childhood, adolescent and young adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma: therapeutic horizons. Br J Haematol. 2016 05; 173(4):625-36.
  9. Jones CL, Gearheart CM, Fosmire S, Delgado-Martin C, Evensen NA, Bride K, Waanders AJ, Pais F, Wang J, Bhatla T, Bitterman DS, de Rijk SR, Bourgeois W, Dandekar S, Park E, Burleson TM, Madhusoodhan PP, Teachey DT, Raetz EA, Hermiston ML, Müschen M, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Zhang J, Garabedian MJ, Porter CC, Carroll WL. MAPK signaling cascades mediate distinct glucocorticoid resistance mechanisms in pediatric leukemia. Blood. 2015 Nov 05; 126(19):2202-12.
  10. Mills RE, Lam VC, Tan A, Cresalia N, Oksenberg N, Zikherman J, Anderson M, Weiss A, Hermiston ML. Unbiased modifier screen reveals that signal strength determines the regulatory role murine TLR9 plays in autoantibody production. J Immunol. 2015 Apr 15; 194(8):3675-86.
  11. Maude SL, Dolai S, Delgado-Martin C, Vincent T, Robbins A, Selvanathan A, Ryan T, Hall J, Wood AC, Tasian SK, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Mullighan CG, Wood BL, Hermiston ML, Grupp SA, Lock RB, Teachey DT. Efficacy of JAK/STAT pathway inhibition in murine xenograft models of early T-cell precursor (ETP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2015 Mar 12; 125(11):1759-67.
  12. Dandekar S, Romanos-Sirakis E, Pais F, Bhatla T, Jones C, Bourgeois W, Hunger SP, Raetz EA, Hermiston ML, Dasgupta R, Morrison DJ, Carroll WL. Wnt inhibition leads to improved chemosensitivity in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Br J Haematol. 2014 Oct; 167(1):87-99.
  13. Shannon K, Hermiston M. A(nother) RAF mutation in LCH. Blood. 2014 May 15; 123(20):3063-5.
  14. Zikherman J, Parameswaran R, Hermiston M, Weiss A. The structural wedge domain of the receptor-like tyrosine phosphatase CD45 enforces B cell tolerance by regulating substrate specificity. J Immunol. 2013 Mar 15; 190(6):2527-35.
  15. Li M, Jones L, Gaillard C, Binnewies M, Ochoa R, Garcia E, Lam V, Wei G, Yang W, Lobe C, Hermiston M, Passegué E, Kogan SC. Initially disadvantaged, TEL-AML1 cells expand and initiate leukemia in response to irradiation and cooperating mutations. Leukemia. 2013 Jul; 27(7):1570-3.
  16. Zhang J, Ding L, Holmfeldt L, Wu G, Heatley SL, Payne-Turner D, Easton J, Chen X, Wang J, Rusch M, Lu C, Chen SC, Wei L, Collins-Underwood JR, Ma J, Roberts KG, Pounds SB, Ulyanov A, Becksfort J, Gupta P, Huether R, Kriwacki RW, Parker M, McGoldrick DJ, Zhao D, Alford D, Espy S, Bobba KC, Song G, Pei D, Cheng C, Roberts S, Barbato MI, Campana D, Coustan-Smith E, Shurtleff SA, Raimondi SC, Kleppe M, Cools J, Shimano KA, Hermiston ML, Doulatov S, Eppert K, Laurenti E, Notta F, Dick JE, Basso G, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Devidas M, Wood B, Winter S, Dunsmore KP, Fulton RS, Fulton LL, Hong X, Harris CC, Dooling DJ, Ochoa K, Johnson KJ, Obenauer JC, Evans WE, Pui CH, Naeve CW, Ley TJ, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Downing JR, Mullighan CG. The genetic basis of early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nature. 2012 Jan 11; 481(7380):157-63.
  17. Wang X, Takagawa J, Lam VC, Haddad DJ, Tobler DL, Mok PY, Zhang Y, Clifford BT, Pinnamaneni K, Saini SA, Su R, Bartel MJ, Sievers RE, Carbone L, Kogan S, Yeghiazarians Y, Hermiston M, Springer ML. Donor myocardial infarction impairs the therapeutic potential of bone marrow cells by an interleukin-1-mediated inflammatory response. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Sep 14; 3(100):100ra90.
  18. Zikherman J, Hermiston M, Steiner D, Hasegawa K, Chan A, Weiss A. PTPN22 deficiency cooperates with the CD45 E613R allele to break tolerance on a non-autoimmune background. J Immunol. 2009 Apr 01; 182(7):4093-106.
  19. Grochowy G, Hermiston ML, Kuhny M, Weiss A, Huber M. Requirement for CD45 in fine-tuning mast cell responses mediated by different ligand-receptor systems. Cell Signal. 2009 Aug; 21(8):1277-86.
  20. Sabnis AJ, Cheung LS, Dail M, Kang HC, Santaguida M, Hermiston ML, Passegué E, Shannon K, Braun BS. Oncogenic Kras initiates leukemia in hematopoietic stem cells. PLoS Biol. 2009 Mar 17; 7(3):e59.

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