Background

Benjamin Laskin, MD, is an attending physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Laskin completed his undergraduate at Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in Economics and minors in Chemistry and History. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude and received the Faculty Medal of Honor and was the commencement speaker. He completed his pediatrics residency and fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As a fellow, Dr. Laskin was awarded the Fellowship Scholarly Research Award.

Following his fellowship, he joined the faculty at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Laskin’s research interests are in infections and kidney disease in immunosuppressed children, including those receiving a bone marrow or solid organ transplant. He is the recipient of a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health and a New Investigator Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Laskin has published over 60 manuscripts and several book chapters. He serves as the Clinical Operations Director for the Division of Nephrology, an EPIC electronic health record clinical champion, and the Medical Director for Quality Improvement for the Transplant Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Pediatric Nephrology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical and Translational Research - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

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

Publications

Papers

National Library of Medicine Bibliography

Posters and Presentations

2019

Levy Erez Daniella, Sullivan Kathleen E, Denburg Michelle, Bunin Nancy, Jodele Sonata, Afolayan Simisola, Wallace Gregory, Davies Stella, Laskin Benjamin. Urinary CXCL10 and CXCL9 are associated with acute kidney injury in children after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: results of a discovery and validation cohort. poster presentation, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meeting, Houston Texas, 2019.

Laskin Benjamin, Denburg Michelle, Lowery Angela, Saycocie Phouvieng, Altrich Michelle, Kleiboeker Steve, Jodele Sonata, Lutzko Carolyn, Zhu Xiang, Duell Alexandra, Lake Kelly, Wallace Gregory, Davies Stella M. A prospective multi-center study of the natural history of BK viremia and host immune response in children after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant. Oral presentation by Dr. Laskin at the 2019 Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meeting in Houston, Texas, February 20, 2019.

2018

Laskin Benjamin, Seif Alix E, Bunin Nancy J, Wang Yongping, Beier Ulf, Altrich Michelle, Kleiboeker Steve, Jodele Sonata, Davies Stella M, Denburg Michelle. BK viremia is common in children after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant. Oral presentation by Dr. Laskin at the 2018 Bone Marrow Transplant Tandem Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 24, 2018.

Meyers Melissa R, Schults Justine, Laskin Benjamin, Porrett Paige, Levine Matthew, Abt Peter, Amaral Sandi, Goldberg David S. Utilization of public health service increased risk kidneys in pediatric renal transplant recipients by era. poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Society/American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Toronto, Ontario, 2018.

Meyers Melissa R, Shults Justine, Laskin Benjamin L, Porrett Paige, Levine Matthew, Abt Peter, Amaral Sandi, Goldberg David. Use of public health service increased risk kidneys in pediatric renal transplant recipients: recipient characteristics. poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Society/American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Toronto, Ontario, 2018.

Myers Regina M, Getz Kelly D, Li Yimei, Huang Yuan-Shung V, Citrin Rebecca, Elgarten Caitlin W, Laskin Benjamin L, Horowitz Joseph P, Fisher Brian T, Aplenc Richard. Comparative effectiveness of rasburicase and allopurinol in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an emulated pragmatic trial using observational data. Oral presentation by Dr. Regina Myers at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting, San Diego, California, December 3, 2018.

Meyers Melissa R, Shults Justine, Laskin Benjamin L, Porrett Paige, Levine Matthew, Abt Peter, Amaral Sandi, Goldberg David. Use of public health service increased risk kidneys in pediatric renal transplant recipients: recipient characteristics. poster presentation, American Transplant Congress Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2018.

Meyers Melissa R, Schults Justine, Laskin Benjamin, Porrett Paige, Levine Matthew, Abt Peter, Amaral Sandi, Goldberg David S. Utilization of public health service increased risk kidneys in pediatric renal transplant recipients by era. poster presentation, American Transplant Congress Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2018.

2016

Kakajiwala Aadil, Denburg Michelle, Jemielita Thomas, Hughes John, Windt Kimberly, Laskin Benjamin. : Factors affecting continuous renal replacement therapy circuit clotting in children. Poster presentation at the May 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies/American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD 2016.

Awards and Honors

2013-2015, New Investigator Award/American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

2011, Fellowship Scholarly Research Award/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2005, Faculty Medal of Honor/University of Maryland School of Medicine (Commencement Speaker)

2004, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society/University of Maryland School of Medicine (elected 3rd year)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad Hoc Referee

2016-present, PLoS ONE
2015-present, Lancet Hematology
2015-present, Transplantation
2015-present, Pediatric Blood and Cancer
2014-present, American Journal of Transplantation
2014-present, Blood
2014-present, Pediatrics
2013-present, Translational Research
2013-present, JAMA Pediatrics
2013-present, Pediatric Transplantation
2013-present, The Lancet
2012-present, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
2011-present, Critical Care Medicine
2011-present, Pediatric Nephrology
2011-present, Clinical Nephrology
2011-present, European Journal of Pediatrics
2011-present, Kidney International
2010-present, American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013-present, Department of Pediatrics, Electronic Health Record Quality and Safety group (SWATT: Specialists with Advanced Technical Training)
2013-present, Nephrology Division Champion, EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, Society for Pediatric Research

2013-present, American Society of Transplantation

2011-present, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology

 - 2014-present, Education Committee, Co-Chair

2011-present, American Society of Nephrology

2011-present, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

 - 2014-Present, Grant Review Committee for New Investigator Awards

2008-present, Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium