Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cellular immunotherapy for cancer, Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell development and function, Primary immunodeficiencies, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Infectious Diseases - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Postdoctoral Research - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

PhD in Immunology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Mechanisms of tumor immune surveillance and ways to harness the activity of innate lymphocytes for cellular cancer immunotherapy.

Publications

Papers

2014

Bassiri Hamid, Das Rupali, Guan Peng, Barrett David M, Brennan Patrick J, Banerjee Pinaki P, Wiener Susan J, Orange Jordan S, Brenner Michael B, Grupp Stephan A, Nichols Kim E: iNKT cell cytotoxic responses control T-lymphoma growth in vitro and in vivo. Cancer Immunology Research 2(1): 59-69, Jan 2014. PMCID: PMC3927984

2013

May Rebecca M, Okumura Mariko, Hsu Chin-Jung, Bassiri Hamid, Yang Enjun, Rak Gregory, Mace Emily M, Philip Naomi H, Zhang Weiguo, Baumgart Tobias, Orange Jordan S, Nichols Kim E, Kambayashi Taku: Murine natural killer immunoreceptors use distinct proximal signaling complexes to direct cell function. Blood Feb 2013 Notes: Epub ahead of print Feb 13 2013.

Das Rupali, Bassiri Hamid, Guan Peng, Wiener Susan, Banerjee Pinaki P, Zhong Ming-Chao, Veillette André, Orange Jordan S, Nichols Kim E: The adaptor molecule SAP plays essential roles during invariant NKT cell cytotoxicity and lytic synapse formation. Blood Feb 2013 Notes: Epub ahead of print Feb 21 2013.

Bassiri Hamid, Das Rupali, Nichols Kim E: Invariant NKT cells: Killers and conspirators against cancer. Oncoimmunology 2(12): e27440, Dec 2013. PMCID: PMC3926875

Books

Chapters

2012

Bassiri H, Wood J: Tetanus. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. M. William Schwartz (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins (Philadelphia), 6th Edition: 866-7, 2012 Notes: ISBN 978-1451183382.

Bassiri H, Wood J: Smallpox. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. M. William Schwartz  (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins (Philadelphia), 6th Edition: 806-7, 2012 Notes: ISBN 978-1451183382.

Bassiri H: Anaerobic infections. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. M. William Schwartz (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins (Philadelphia), 6th Edition: 42-3, 2012 Notes: ISBN 978-1451183382.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2015

"Invariant natural killer T cell-based immunotherapy for lymphoma", University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015.

"Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Measles, Influenza, MRSA" University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Preceptor Event , March 2015.

2014

"Emerging pediatric infections: Enterovirus D68, Ebola, and Influenza" Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, November 2014.

"Fever and Rash Syndromes", "Evaluation and Diagnosis of Primary Immune Deficiencies", "Fever of Unknown Origin", "Fever and Neutropenia"  American Austrian Foundation Open Medical Institute lecture series, June 2014.

"Mechanisms of invariant natural killer (iNKT) cell control of T-lymphoma" Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2014.

"Mechanisms of invariant natural killer (iNKT) cell control of T-lymphoma" Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, March 2014.

Awards and Honors

2014, Young Faculty Investigator finalist, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research

2010, Clinical Immunology Society/Talecris Biotherapeutics Senior Fellow Award

2009-2015, NIH Loan Repayment Award

2009, Clinical Immunology Society/Talecris Biotherapeutics Fellowship Award

2007, Senior Resident Clinician of the Year, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2006, Teddy Bedrosian Compassionate Care Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2002, Mary Ellis Bell Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1993, National Science Foundation Fellowship (honorable mention)

1989 & 1990, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Student Fellowship Award

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2012-present, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, ad hoc reviewer

2010-present, Pediatric Emergency Care, ad hoc reviewer

Academic and Institutional Committees

2015-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Bioresponse Steering Committee

2014-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia K08/K23 Internal grant review committee

Immunology and Cancer Biology graduate studies groups, University of Pennsylvania

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2008-present, Clinical Immunology Society

National

2011-present, American Association of Pediatrics

2007-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

2007-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America