Julie M. Chase, MD, PhD

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Julie M. Chase, MD, PhD, is a pediatric rheumatology fellow in the Division of Rheumatology 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 - University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO


Pediatrics - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,

Graduate Degree

PhD in Immunology - Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow

Departments and Services




Sojka D.K., Plougastel-Douglas B., Yang L., Pak-Wittel M.A., Artymov M.N., Ivanova Y., Zhong C., Chase J.M., Rothman P.B., Yu J., Riley J.K., Zhu J., Tian A., & Yokoyama W.M. Tissue-resident natural killer (NK) cells are cell lineages distinct from thymic and conventional splenic NK cells. Elife. 2014, Jan; 3(e01659): 1-21.

Romee R., Schneider S.E., Leong J.W., Chase J.M., Keppel C.R., Sullivan R.P., Cooper M.A., & Fehniger T.A. Cytokine activation induces human memory-like NK cells. Blood. 2014, Sep; 120(24): 4751-4760.

Leong J.W.*, Chase* J.M., Romee R., Schneider S.E., Sullivan R.P., Cooper M.A., & Fehniger T.A. *co-first authors. Pre-activation with IL-12, IL-15 and IL-18 induces CD25 and a functional high affinity IL-2 receptor on human cytokine-induced memory-like NK cells.. Biology of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2014, Jan; 20(4): 463-473.


Elliott (Chase) J.M. & Yokoyama W.M. Unifying concepts of MHC-dependent NK cell education. Trends in Immunology. 2011, Aug; 32(8): 364-372.


Elliott (Chase) J.M., Wahle J.A., & Yokoyama W.M. MHC Class I-deficient natural killer cells acquire a licensed phenotype after transfer into an MHC class I-sufficient environment. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2010, Sep; 207(10): 2073-2079.


Cooper M.A., Elliott (Chase) J.M., Keyel P.A., Yang L., Carrero J.A., & Yokoyama W.M. Cytokine-induced memory-like natural killer cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 2009, Feb; 106(6): 1915-1919.


Celina M., Elliott (Chase) J.M., Winters S.T., Assink R.A., & Minier L.M. Correlation of antioxidant depletion and mechanical performance during thermal degradation of an HTPB elastomer. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 2006, Jan; 91(8): 1870-1879.


Assink R.A., Celina M., Elliott (Chase) J.M., & Harris D.J. Use of a respirometer to measure oxidation rates of polymeric materials at ambient temperatures. Polymer. 2005, Jan; 46(25): 11648-11654.


Elliott (Chase) J.M., Assink R.A., & Celina M. High-sensitivity chemical derivatization NMR analysis for condition monitoring of aged elastomers. Polymer. 2004, Jan; 45(22): 7463-7469.

Awards and Honors

2017, Ephriam P. Engleman Endowed Resident Research Preceptorship, Rheumatology Research Foundation
2016, Pediatric Resident Travel Award, American College of Rheumatology
2013-2015, McVean Medical Scholarship, U of Missouri-Columbia SOM
2012, Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology
2012, Trainee Research Award, American Society of Hematology
2010, Outstanding Research Abstract Travel Award, National Institutes of Health
1999-2003, Presidential Scholarship (full tuition award), University of New Mexico

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, American College of Rheumatology
2015-present, American Academy of Pediatrics