Jonathan Eric Wickiser, MD $$

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Jonathan Wickiser, M.D., is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Children's Health℠ and a Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. He specializes in caring for children with cancer, with a focus in solid tumors and rare tumors. He has a particular interest in pediatric kidney, liver, and gonadal tumors.   Dr. Wickiser also helps lead the pediatric cancer predisposition program.

Dr. Wickiser earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his medical degree from Texas Tech University. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. 

Dr. Wickiser was named a Best Pediatric Specialist by D Magazine in 2016 and 2018-2023. In addition to treating patients, he participates in cancer research into the best treatments for liver and kidney tumors. 

When he is not working, Dr. Wickiser enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer.

Education and Training

Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock (1999)
University of Virginia Hospitals (2000), Pediatrics
University of Virginia Hospitals (2003), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2006), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology
  • Research Interests

    • Renal Tumors
    • Liver Tumors
    • Cancer Genetics/Cancer Predisposition
  • Publications

    • Balis F, Green DM, Anderson C, Cook S, Dhillon J, Gow K, Hiniker S, Jasty-Rao R, Lin C, Lovvorn H, MacEwan I, Martinez-Agosto J, Mullen E, Murphy ES, Ranalli M, Rhee D, Rokitka D, Tracy EL, Vern-Gross T, Walsh MF, Walz A, Wickiser JE, Zapala M, Berardi RA, Hughes M.  Wilms Tumor (Nephroblastoma), Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.  J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2021 Aug 1; 19(8): 945-977
    • Mauer CB, Reys B, Wickiser JE.  De Novo SDHB gene mutation in a family with a sporadic extra-adrenal paraganglioma.  Fam Cancer 2020 19(3): 269-271.
    • Powers JM, Pacheco MM, Wickiser JE.  Addition of Vincristne and Irinotecan to Standard Therapy in a Pateint with Refractory High-risk Hepatoblastoma Achieving Long-term Relapse-free Survival.  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019 41(3):e171-e173.
    • Ibrahim J, Pavageau L, Miller J, Timmons CF, Wickiser JE, Piper H, Vedanta D, Brion LP.  A large prenatally undiagnosed mass in a preterm infant, what could it be? NeoReviews 2018 19(7): e413-e417.
    • Egler RA, Gosiefgfiao Y, Russell H, Wickiser JE, Frazier AL.  Is surgical resection and observation sufficient for stage I and II sacrococcygeal germ cell tumors? A case series and review.  Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 May;64(5)
    • Rakheja D, Chen KS, Liu Y, Shukla AA, Schmid V, Chang TC, Khokhar S, Wickiser JE, Karandikar NJ, Malter JS, Mendell JT, Amatruda JF.  Somatic mutations in DROSHA and DICER1 impair microRNA biogenesis through distinct mechanisms in Wilms tumor. Nat Commun 2014 5802
    • Cost NG, Lubahn JD Adibi M, Romman A, Wickiser JE, Raj GV, Sagalowsky AI, Margulis V.  Risk stratification of pubertal children and postpubertal adolescents with clinical stage I testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. J Urol. 2014 191(5suppl):1485-90
    • Cost NG, Lubahn JD, Adibi M, Romman A, Wickiser JE, Raj GV, Sagalowsky AI, Margulis V.  Comparison of pediatric, adolescent, and adult testicular germ cell malignancy.  Pediatr Blood Cancer.  2014 61(3): 446-51.
    • Cost NG, Granberg CF, Schlomer BJ, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC, Baker, LA, Rakheja D.  Single institution experience with Tru-Cut renal mass biopsy for diagnosing Wilms tumor.  Urol J. 2103 10(1):780-3. 
    • Cost NG, Lubahn JD, Granberg CF, Schlomer BJ, Wickiser JE, Rakheja D, Gargollo PC, Leondard D, Raj GV, Baker LA, Margulis V.  Oncologic outcomes of partial versus radical nephrectomy for unilateral Wilms tumor.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 58(6): 898-904.
    • Lubahn JD, Cost, NG, Kwon J, Powell JA, Yang M, Granberg CF, Wickiser JE, Rakheja D, Gargollow PC, Baker LA, Margulis V.  Correlation between preoperative staging computerized tomography and pathological findings after nodal sampling in children with Wilms tumor.  J Urol. 2012 188(4suppl): 1500-4
    • Cost, NG, Lubahn JD, Granberg CF, Sagalowsky AI, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC, Baker LA, Margulis V, Rakheja D. Pathological Review of Wilms Tumor Nephrectomy Specimens and Potential Implications for Nephron Sparing Surgery in Wilms Tumor.  The Journal of Urology. 2012 188(4 Suppl): 1506-10.
    • Cost NG, Mitui M, Khokhar S, Wickiser JE, Baker LA, Rakheja D. TP53 codon 72 polymorphisms in favorable histology Wilms tumor.  Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 59(2): 326-8.
    • Barber TD, Derikuyu BE, Wickiser JE, Joglar J, Korgun K, Baker LA.  Wilms Tumor: Preoperative Risk Factors Identified for Intraoperative Tumor Spill.  The Journal of Urology.  2011 185(4): 1414-8.
    • Cost NG, Dajusta DG, Granberg CF, Cooksey RM, Laborde CE, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC. Robot-assisted Laparascopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection in an Adolescent Population. J Endourol. 2012 26(6): 635-40.
    • Barber TD, Wickiser JE, Wilcox DT, Baker LA.  Prechemotherapy laparoscopic nephrectomy for Wilms’ tumor.  Journal of Pediatric Urology 2009 Oct;5(5):416-9.
    • Wickiser JE, Thompson M, Leavey PJ, Quinn CT, Garcia NM, Aquino VM.  Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Initiation Without Intubation in Two Children with Mediastinal Malignancy. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2007, 49(5): 751-54
  • Professional Activities

    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2016, 2018-2023

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