Karen L. Bride, MD, PhD

Karen L. Bride, MD, PhD

Karen L. Bride, MD, PhD, is an attending physician at the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD/PhD - Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Pediatrics - New York Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY


Pediatrics - New York Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Instructor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Bride, K.L., Vincent, T., Smith-Whitley, K., Lambert, M.P., Bleesing, J.J., Seif, A.E.,  Manno, C.S., Casper, J.T., Grupp, J.A., Teachey, D.T.  Sirolimus is effective in relapsed/refractory autoimmune cytopenias: results of a prospective multi-institutional trial.  Blood. 2015 Oct 26. pii: blood-2015-07-657981.

Jones, C.L., Gearheart, G.M., Fosmire, S., Delgado-Martin, C., Evensen, N.A., Bride, K., Waanders, A.J., Pais, F., Wang, J., Bhatla, T., Bitterman, D.S., de Rijk, S.R., Dandekar, S., Park, E., Teachey, D.T., Raetz, E.A., Hermiston, M.L., Muschen, M., Loh, M.L., Hunger, S.P., Zhang, J., Garabedian, M.J., Porter, C.C., Carroll, W.L.  MAPK signaling cascades mediate distinct glucocorticoid resistance mechanisms in pediatric B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2015 Nov 5;126(19):2202-12. 



Bride, K.L., Freedman, J.L., Bunin, N.J., Hunger, S.P., Rheingold, S.R., Seif, A.E.  Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in first remission (CR1): a single-institution retrospective cohort study demonstrating excellent event-free and overall survival.  American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation.  Honolulu, HI.  2016.


Bride, K.L., McDonnell, A., Lim, D., Paessler, M., Lambert, M.P.  Can immature platelet fraction (IPF) be used to assess bleeding risk in pediatric immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and to differentiate ITP from bone marrow failure/aplastic anemia?  A retrospective analysis.  American Society of Hematology. Orlando, FLA.  2015.

Bride, K.L., Paessler, M., Lambert, M.P. Real clinical utility of the immature platelet fraction in the diagnosis of childhood immune thrombocytopenia. International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Laboratory Hematology. Chicago, IL. 2015.

Awards and Honors

2015, American Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation ASBMT), Travel grant awardee, 2016 BMT Tandem Meeting

2010, K. George and Carolann S. Najarian Charitable Foundation scholarship recipient, Boston University SOM

2010, Dr. John Dittmer and Dr. Linda Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University SOM

2008, Achievement Award, 14th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day, Boston University SOM

2007, MedImmune Inflammation Research Abstract Competition, First Place, MedImmune, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD

2007, Medical Scientist Training Program Annual MD/PHD Student Conference Travel Award Recipient, Keystone, CO

2007, Department of Microbiology, Travel Award Recipient, Boston University SOM

2006-2007, Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Fellow, Cambridge, MA

2004-2005, Tai Research Fellow, Boston University SOM, Boston, MA

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, American Association for Cancer Research (Member)

2015-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology (Member)

2014-present, American Society of Hematology (Member)

2010-present, American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)