Benjamin L. Laskin, MD, MS

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Nephrology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics

    Graduate Degree

    MS - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Improving outcomes for dialysis and transplant patients
    Kidney injury following bone marrow transplant
    Comparative effectiveness/cost-effectivenes

  • Publications

    Abstracts

    2011

    Laskin BL, Goebel J, Bissler JJ, Khoury JC, Davies SM, Jodele S. Cystatin C is a more sensitive estimate of kidney function than creatinine in pediatric autologous bone marrow transplantation [abstract and poster].  2011 BMT Tandem Meetings, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation;  2011 Feb 17-21; Honolulu, HI. (2) supplement 2: S261, abstract 293.

    Jodele S, Laskin BL, Pinkard SL, Carey PM, Goebel J, Davies SM. Does early initiation of therapeutic plasma exchange affect outcome in pediatric stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy? [abstract and poster].  2011 BMT Tandem Meetings, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation;  2011 Feb 17-21; Honolulu, HI. (2) supplement 2: S258, abstract 285.

    Jodele S, Laskin BL, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, Marsh RA, et al. Blood and not urine BK viral load predicts outcome in children with hemorrhagic cystitis and viremia after stem cell transplantation [abstract].  2011 BMT Tandem Meetings, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation;  2011 Feb 17-21; Honolulu, HI. (2) supplement 2: S183-4, abstract 81. 

    2010

    Pinkard S, Carey P, Jodele S, Laskin B, Davies S. Plasmapheresis - early intervention produces positive outcome for pediatric patients with transplant associated thrombotic microangiopathy [abstract and poster]. AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2010; 2010 Oct 9-12; Baltimore, MD.

    Laskin B, Trauernicht A, Eckman MH, Goebel J. Cost-effectiveness of latent tuberculosis infection screening in nephrotic syndrome [abstract and poster]. 15th Annual Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association; 2010 Aug 29-Sep 2; New York, NY.  25(9): 1871, abstract 382. 

    Laskin BL, Goebel J, Davies SM, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, et al. Early clinical indicators of transplant associated-thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatric neuroblastoma patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation [abstract and poster].  BMT Tandem Meetings, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2010 Feb 24-28; Orlando, FL. 16(2) supplement 2: S205, abstract 127.

    Papers

    2012

    Jodele S, Laskin BL, Goebel J, Khoury JC, Pinkard SL, Carey PM, et al. Does early initiation of therapeutic plasma exchange improve outcome in pediatric stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy? Transfusion. Epub 2012 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03776.x. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22804695. Read the abstract

    Laskin BL, Goebel J, Starke JR, Schauer DP, Eckman MH. Cost-effectiveness of latent tuberculosis screening before steroid therapy for idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children. Am J Kidney Dis. Epub 2012 Jul 9. cited in PubMed; PMID 22784996. Read the abstract

    Goebel J, Laskin B. Should recipients with obstructive uropathy undergo close surveillance for BK virus infection post-transplant? diatr Transplant. Epub 2012 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01766.x. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22776016. No abstract available.

    Laskin BL, Nehus E, Goebel J, Khoury JC, Davies SM, Jodele S. Cystatin C-estimated glomerular filtration rate in pediatric autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. Epub 2012 Jun 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22710142. Read the abstract

    2011

    Nehus E, Goebel J, Mitsnefes M, Lorts A, Laskin B. Intensive hemodialysis for cardiomyopathy associated with end-stage renal disease. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Oct;26(10):1909-12. Epub 2011 May 31. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21626221. Read the abstract

    Haines HL, Laskin BL, Goebel J, Davies SM, Yin HJ, Lawrence J, et al. Blood, and not urine, BK viral load predicts renal outcome in children with hemorrhagic cystitis following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 Oct;17(10):1512-9. Epub 2011 Mar 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21385622. Read the abstract

    Laskin BL, Goebel J, Davies SM, Khoury JC, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, et al. Early clinical indicators of transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatric neuroblastoma patients undergoing auto-SCT. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2011 May;46(5):682-9. Epub 2010 Aug 9. Cited in Pub Med; PMID 20697372. Read the abstract

    2010

    Jodele S, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, Laskin BL, Goebel J, et al. Successful early intervention for hyperacute transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy following pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. Epub 2010 Nov 5. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01408.x. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21054715. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Nehus EJ, Ross J, Laskin BL, Goebel J. Serum creatinine is a more sensitive estimate of kidney function than cystatin C in pediatric kidney transplant recipients poster and abstract presentation]. 2011  American Transplant Congress; 2011 Apr 30-May 4; Philadelphia, PA.

     

     

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases
    Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
    Clinical Nephrology
    Critical Care Medicine
    Kidney International