Faculty

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Girish Dhall, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director of Neuro Oncology Program
Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 54 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 8147

Publications

Madden JR, Evans A, Hemenway M, Stark E, Kissell E, Polito A, Batson D, Stark M, Dhall G, Garvin JH, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. Vincristine and Vinblastine: Is checking bilirubin mandatory in children with Brain Tumors? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Nov 3. View in: PubMed

Espinoza JC, Haley K, Patel N, Dhall G, Gardner S, Allen J, Torkildson J, Cornelius A, Rassekh R, Bedros A, Etzl M, Garvin J, Pradhan K, Corbett R, Sullivan M, McGowage G, Stein D, Jasty R, Sands SA, Ji L, Sposto R, Finlay JL. Outcome of young children with high-grade glioma treated with irradiation-avoiding intensive chemotherapy regimens: Final report of the Head Start II and III trials. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Oct; 63(10):1806-13. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Lulla RR, Goldman S, Yamada T, Beattie CW, Bressler L, Pacini M, Pollack IF, Fisher PG, Packer RJ, Dunkel IJ, Dhall G, Wu S, Onar A, Boyett JM, Fouladi M. Phase I trial of p28 (NSC745104), a non-HDM2-mediated peptide inhibitor of p53 ubiquitination in pediatric patients with recurrent or progressive central nervous system tumors: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Study. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Sep; 18(9):1319-25. View in: PubMed

Lafay-Cousin L, Smith A, Chi SN, Wells E, Madden J, Margol A, Ramaswamy V, Finlay J, Taylor MD, Dhall G, Strother D, Kieran MW, Foreman NK, Packer RJ, Bouffet E. Clinical, Pathological, and Molecular Characterization of Infant Medulloblastomas Treated with Sequential High-Dose Chemotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Sep; 63(9):1527-34. View in: PubMed

Ramaswamy V, Hielscher T, Mack SC, Lassaletta A, Lin T, Pajtler KW, Jones DT, Luu B, Cavalli FM, Aldape K, Remke M, Mynarek M, Rutkowski S, Gururangan S, McLendon RE, Lipp ES, Dunham C, Hukin J, Eisenstat DD, Fulton D, van Landeghem FK, Santi M, van Veelen ML, Van Meir EG, Osuka S, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Tirapelli DP, Oba-Shinjo SM, Marie SK, Carlotti CG, Lee JY, Rao AA, Giannini C, Faria CC, Nunes S, Mora J, Hamilton RL, Hauser P, Jabado N, Petrecca K, Jung S, Massimi L, Zollo M, Cinalli G, Bognár L, Klekner A, Hortobágyi T, Leary S, Ermoian RP, Olson JM, Leonard JR, Gardner C, Grajkowska WA, Chambless LB, Cain J, Eberhart CG, Ahsan S, Massimino M, Giangaspero F, Buttarelli FR, Packer RJ, Emery L, Yong WH, Soto H, Liau LM, Everson R, Grossbach A, Shalaby T, Grotzer M, Karajannis MA, Zagzag D, Wheeler H, von Hoff K, Alonso MM, Tuñon T, Schüller U, Zitterbart K, Sterba J, Chan JA, Guzman M, Elbabaa SK, Colman H, Dhall G, Fisher PG, Fouladi M, Gajjar A, Goldman S, Hwang E, Kool M, Ladha H, Vera-Bolanos E, Wani K, Lieberman F, Mikkelsen T, Omuro AM, Pollack IF, Prados M, Robins HI, Soffietti R, Wu J, Metellus P, Tabori U, Bartels U, Bouffet E, Hawkins CE, Rutka JT, Dirks P, Pfister SM, Merchant TE, Gilbert MR, Armstrong TS, Korshunov A, Ellison DW, Taylor MD. Therapeutic Impact of Cytoreductive Surgery and Irradiation of Posterior Fossa Ependymoma in the Molecular Era: A Retrospective Multicohort Analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jul 20; 34(21):2468-77. View in: PubMed

Blüml S, Margol AS, Sposto R, Kennedy RJ, Robison NJ, Vali M, Hung LT, Muthugounder S, Finlay JL, Erdreich-Epstein A, Gilles FH, Judkins AR, Krieger MD, Dhall G, Nelson MD, Asgharzadeh S. Molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma identification using noninvasive magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Jan; 18(1):126-31. View in: PubMed

Wong K, Opimo AB, Olch AJ, All S, Waxer JF, Clark D, Cheng J, Chlebik A, Erdreich-Epstein A, Krieger MD, Tamrazi B, Dhall G, Finlay JL, Chang EL. Re-irradiation of Recurrent Pineal Germ Cell Tumors with Radiosurgery: Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2016; 8(4):e585. View in: PubMed

De Oliveira SN, Gonzalez-Gomez I, Panigrahy A, Krieger M, McComb G, Finlay JL, Dhall G. False-positive magnetic resonance imaging findings in follow-up of pediatric patients with tumors of the central nervous system. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2016; 4:2050313X16666232. View in: PubMed

Ko RH, Jones TL, Radvinsky D, Robison N, Gaynon PS, Panosyan EH, Avramis IA, Avramis VI, Rubin J, Ettinger LJ, Seibel NL, Dhall G. Allergic reactions and antiasparaginase antibodies in children with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A children's oncology group report. Cancer. 2015 Dec 1; 121(23):4205-11. View in: PubMed

Orgel E, O'Neil SH, Kayser K, Smith B, Softley TL, Sherman-Bien S, Counts PA, Murphy D, Dhall G, Freyer DR. Effect of Sensorineural Hearing Loss on Neurocognitive Functioning in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov 3. View in: PubMed

Pruitt R, DaSilva NS, Cappellano A, Belessiotis C, Diez B, Gardner S, Allen J, Weinblatt M, Gottardo N, Dhall G, Finlay JL. Relapse and outcome patterns of patients with central nervous system mixed malignant germ cell tumors treated without irradiation: Findings from the third international central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumor (GCT) study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov; 62(11):1920-4. View in: PubMed

Evans AC, Nelson MB, Dhall G. Pregnancy in a Patient With a Malignant Brain Tumor Taking Temozolomide: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2015 Sep; 32(5):326-8. View in: PubMed

Zaky W, Dhall G, Khatua S, Brown RJ, Ginn KF, Gardner SL, Yildiz VO, Yankelevich M, Finlay JL. Choroid plexus carcinoma in children: The Head Start experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 May; 62(5):784-9. View in: PubMed

Margol AS, Robison NJ, Gnanachandran J, Hung LT, Kennedy RJ, Vali M, Dhall G, Finlay JL, Erdreich-Epstein A, Krieger MD, Drissi R, Fouladi M, Gilles FH, Judkins AR, Sposto R, Asgharzadeh S. Tumor-Associated Macrophages in SHH Subgroup of Medulloblastomas. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 15; 21(6):1457-65. View in: PubMed

Vera-Bolanos E, Aldape K, Yuan Y, Wu J, Wani K, Necesito-Reyes MJ, Colman H, Dhall G, Lieberman FS, Metellus P, Mikkelsen T, Omuro A, Partap S, Prados M, Robins HI, Soffietti R, Wu J, Gilbert MR, Armstrong TS. Clinical course and progression-free survival of adult intracranial and spinal ependymoma patients. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Mar; 17(3):440-7. View in: PubMed

Karajannis MA, Legault G, Fisher MJ, Milla SS, Cohen KJ, Wisoff JH, Harter DH, Goldberg JD, Hochman T, Merkelson A, Bloom MC, Sievert AJ, Resnick AC, Dhall G, Jones DT, Korshunov A, Pfister SM, Eberhart CG, Zagzag D, Allen JC. Phase II study of sorafenib in children with recurrent or progressive low-grade astrocytomas. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Oct; 16(10):1408-16. View in: PubMed

Antony R, Wong KE, Patel M, Olch AJ, McComb G, Krieger M, Gilles F, Sposto R, Erdreich-Epstein A, Dhall G, Gardner S, Finlay JL. A retrospective analysis of recurrent intracranial ependymoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jul; 61(7):1195-201. View in: PubMed

Zaky W, Dhall G, Ji L, Haley K, Allen J, Atlas M, Bertolone S, Cornelius A, Gardner S, Patel R, Pradhan K, Shen V, Thompson S, Torkildson J, Sposto R, Finlay JL. Intensive induction chemotherapy followed by myeloablative chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell rescue for young children newly-diagnosed with central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors: The head start III experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jan; 61(1):95-101. View in: PubMed

Brown RJ, Rahim H, Wong KE, Cooper RM, Marachelian A, Butturini A, Dhall G, Finlay JL. Infectious complications in the first year following autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell rescue for children with brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Dec; 60(12):2012-7. View in: PubMed

Zaky W, Wellner M, Brown RJ, Blüml S, Finlay JL, Dhall G. Treatment of children with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas with chemoradiotherapy followed by a combination of temozolomide, irinotecan, and bevacizumab. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Oct; 30(7):623-32. View in: PubMed

Osorio DS, Finlay JL, Dhall G, Goldman S, Eisenstat D, Brown RJ. Feasibility of dasatinib in children and adolescents with new or recurrent central nervous system germinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Sep; 60(9):E100-2. View in: PubMed

Venkatramani R, Ji L, Lasky J, Haley K, Judkins A, Zhou S, Sposto R, Olshefski R, Garvin J, Tekautz T, Kennedy G, Rassekh SR, Moore T, Gardner S, Allen J, Shore R, Moertel C, Atlas M, Dhall G, Finlay J. Outcome of infants and young children with newly diagnosed ependymoma treated on the "Head Start" III prospective clinical trial. J Neurooncol. 2013 Jun; 113(2):285-91. View in: PubMed

Dhir N, Zaky W, Zomorodian T, Dhall G. Chronic myeloid leukemia as a second malignant neoplasm in a patient with medulloblastoma after treatment with chemotherapy and irradiation: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Feb; 30(1):28-9. View in: PubMed

Allen J, Chacko J, Donahue B, Dhall G, Kretschmar C, Jakacki R, Holmes E, Pollack I. Diagnostic sensitivity of serum and lumbar CSF bHCG in newly diagnosed CNS germinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Dec 15; 59(7):1180-2. View in: PubMed

Gozali AE, Britt B, Shane L, Gonzalez I, Gilles F, McComb JG, Krieger MD, Lavey RS, Shlien A, Villablanca JG, Erdreich-Epstein A, Dhall G, Jubran R, Tabori U, Malkin D, Finlay JL. Choroid plexus tumors; management, outcome, and association with the Li-Fraumeni syndrome: The Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) experience, 1991-2010. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Jun; 58(6):905-9. View in: PubMed

Dhall D, Mertens R, Bresee C, Parakh R, Wang HL, Li M, Dhall G, Colquhoun SD, Ines D, Chung F, Yu R, Nissen NN, Wolin E. Ki-67 proliferative index predicts progression-free survival of patients with well-differentiated ileal neuroendocrine tumors. Hum Pathol. 2012 Apr; 43(4):489-95. View in: PubMed

Venkatramani R, Dhall G, Patel M, Grimm J, Hawkins C, McComb G, Krieger M, Wong K, O'Neil S, Finlay JL. Supratentorial ependymoma in children: To observe or to treat following gross total resection? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Mar; 58(3):380-3. View in: PubMed

Blüml S, Panigrahy A, Laskov M, Dhall G, Krieger MD, Nelson MD, Finlay JL, Gilles FH. Elevated citrate in pediatric astrocytomas with malignant progression. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Oct; 13(10):1107-17. View in: PubMed

O'Neil S, Ji L, Buranahirun C, Azoff J, Dhall G, Khatua S, Patel S, Panigrahy A, Borchert M, Sposto R, Finlay J. Neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric and adolescent patients with central nervous system germinoma treated with a strategy of chemotherapy followed by reduced-dose and volume irradiation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Oct; 57(4):669-73. View in: PubMed

Dhall G, Traverso M, Finlay JL, Shane L, Gonzalez-Gomez I, Jubran R. The role of chemotherapy in pediatric clival chordomas. J Neurooncol. 2011 Jul; 103(3):657-62. View in: PubMed

Parekh C, Jubran R, Erdreich-Epstein A, Panigrahy A, Bluml S, Finlay J, Dhall G. Treatment of children with recurrent high grade gliomas with a bevacizumab containing regimen. J Neurooncol. 2011 Jul; 103(3):673-80. View in: PubMed

Khatua S, Phillips A, Fangusaro J, Bovan S, Dhall G, Finlay JL. Recurrent pure CNS germinoma with markedly elevated serum and cerebrospinal fluid human chorionic gonadotropin-beta (HCGß). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 May; 56(5):863-4. View in: PubMed

Dhall G, Khatua S, Finlay JL. Pineal region tumors in children. Curr Opin Neurol. 2010 Dec; 23(6):576-82. View in: PubMed

Rutkowski S, von Hoff K, Emser A, Zwiener I, Pietsch T, Figarella-Branger D, Giangaspero F, Ellison DW, Garre ML, Biassoni V, Grundy RG, Finlay JL, Dhall G, Raquin MA, Grill J. Survival and prognostic factors of early childhood medulloblastoma: an international meta-analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Nov 20; 28(33):4961-8. View in: PubMed

Khatua S, Dhall G, O'Neil S, Jubran R, Villablanca JG, Marachelian A, Nastia A, Lavey R, Olch AJ, Gonzalez I, Gilles F, Nelson M, Panigrahy A, McComb G, Krieger M, Fan J, Sposto R, Finlay JL. Treatment of primary CNS germinomatous germ cell tumors with chemotherapy prior to reduced dose whole ventricular and local boost irradiation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Jul 15; 55(1):42-6. View in: PubMed

Si SJ, Khatua S, Dhall G, Nelson MD, Gonzalez-Gomez I, Finlay JL. Regression of primary central nervous system germinoma after dexamethasone administration: a case report. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Apr; 27(3):237-43. View in: PubMed

Mahadeo KM, Dhall G, Ettinger LJ, Kurer CC. Exacerbation of anthracycline-induced early chronic cardiomyopathy with ATRA: role of B-type natriuretic peptide as an indicator of cardiac dysfunction. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Mar; 32(2):134-6. View in: PubMed

Mahadeo KM, Dhall G, Panigrahy A, Lastra C, Ettinger LJ. Subacute methotrexate neurotoxicity and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a 12-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism: homocysteine-mediated methotrexate neurotoxicity via direct endothelial injury. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Feb; 27(1):46-52. View in: PubMed

Dhall G. Medulloblastoma. J Child Neurol. 2009 Nov; 24(11):1418-30. View in: PubMed

Butturini AM, Jacob M, Aguajo J, Vander-Walde NA, Villablanca J, Jubran R, Erdreich-Epstein A, Marachelian A, Dhall G, Finlay JL. High-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell rescue in children with recurrent medulloblastoma and supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors: the impact of prior radiotherapy on outcome. Cancer. 2009 Jul 1; 115(13):2956-63. View in: PubMed

Robison NJ, Dawlabani N, Lastra CR, Dhall G. Cerebral sinus thrombosis in a child with active ulcerative colitis and factor V Leiden. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jul; 52(7):867-9. View in: PubMed

Sherman CB, Ali-Nazir A, Gonzales-Gomez I, Finlay JL, Dhall G. Primary mixed glioneuronal tumor of the central nervous system in a patient with noonan syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Jan; 31(1):61-4. View in: PubMed

Finlay JL, Dhall G, Boyett JM, Dunkel IJ, Gardner SL, Goldman S, Yates AJ, Rosenblum MK, Stanley P, Zimmerman RA, Wallace D, Pollack IF, Packer RJ. Myeloablative chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow rescue in children and adolescents with recurrent malignant astrocytoma: outcome compared with conventional chemotherapy: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Dec; 51(6):806-11. View in: PubMed

Dhall G, Grodman H, Ji L, Sands S, Gardner S, Dunkel IJ, McCowage GB, Diez B, Allen JC, Gopalan A, Cornelius AS, Termuhlen A, Abromowitch M, Sposto R, Finlay JL. Outcome of children less than three years old at diagnosis with non-metastatic medulloblastoma treated with chemotherapy on the "Head Start" I and II protocols. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Jun; 50(6):1169-75. View in: PubMed

Dhall G, Finlay JL, Dunkel IJ, Ettinger LJ, Kellie SJ, Allen JC, Egeler RM, Arceci RJ. Analysis of outcome for patients with mass lesions of the central nervous system due to Langerhans cell histiocytosis treated with 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Jan; 50(1):72-9. View in: PubMed

Dhall D, Al-Ahmadie HA, Dhall G, Shen-Schwarz S, Tickoo SK. Pediatric renal cell carcinoma with oncocytoid features occurring in a child after chemotherapy for cardiac leiomyosarcoma. Urology. 2007 Jul; 70(1):178. e13-5. View in: PubMed

Chiarle R, Simmons WJ, Cai H, Dhall G, Zamo A, Raz R, Karras JG, Levy DE, Inghirami G. Stat3 is required for ALK-mediated lymphomagenesis and provides a possible therapeutic target. Nat Med. 2005 Jun; 11(6):623-9. View in: PubMed

Dhall G, Ginsburg HB, Bodenstein L, Fefferman NR, Greco MA, Chang MW, Gardner S. Thymoma in children: report of two cases and review of literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2004 Oct; 26(10):681-5. View in: PubMed

Chiarle R, Gong JZ, Guasparri I, Pesci A, Cai J, Liu J, Simmons WJ, Dhall G, Howes J, Piva R, Inghirami G. NPM-ALK transgenic mice spontaneously develop T-cell lymphomas and plasma cell tumors. Blood. 2003 Mar 1; 101(5):1919-27. View in: PubMed

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