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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Christian Capitini graduated with an MD with Distinction in Research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002. He then completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in 2005, where he was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Dr. Capitini then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology through the joint program of Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute in 2008. He also served as Chief Fellow in the last year of fellowship. Dr. Capitini joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He is board certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Specialties

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Adrenocortical carcinoma

Aplastic Anemia

Astrocytoma

Ataxia-telengiectasia

Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid tumor

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Brain Stem Glioma

CAR T-cell Therapy (Pediatric)

Chemotherapy

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Congenital Hemolytic Anemias

Craniopharyngioma

Cyclic Neutropenia

Diamond-Blackfan Syndrome

Endocrine Tumors

Ependymoma

Ewing Sarcoma

Fanconi's Anemia

Germ Cell Tumors

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Hemophilia A

Hemophilia B

Hepatoblastoma

Hereditary Spherocytosis

Hodgkin's Disease

I-131 MIBG (Metaiodobenzylguadine)

Immune Thrombocytopenc Purpura

Immunotherapy

Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia

Kostmann Syndrome

Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis

Lumbar Puncture

Medulloblastoma

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Neuroblastoma

Neurocutaneous Syndrome

Neurofibromatosis

Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas

Optic Glioma

Osteosarcoma

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Pediatric Bleeding Disorders

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Pediatric Cancer

Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

Retinoblastoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Schwanomatosis

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Thalassemia Syndromes

Thrombophilia

Thyroid Tumors

Tuberous Sclerosis

Vascular malformations

Von Willebrand Disease

VonHippel-Lindau Disease

Wilms Tumor

Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Fellowship

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD and National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD


Residency University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Medical School University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Languages Spoken

Spanish
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
Research

Dr. Capitini focuses his research on using allogeneic bone marrow transplant to cure pediatric cancers. The goal of this research is two-fold: to improve graft-vs.-tumor effects using immunotherapies that have potential to be translated into the clinic, and to reduce or eliminate graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) through modulation of antigen presenting cells. Ongoing laboratory work is combining NK cells expanded with costimulatory molecules and gamma (c) cytokines with antibodies to stimulate NK cell proliferation and activation against several pediatric tumors in the alloBMT setting. He is also developing MRI techniques to monitor NK cells in vivo. Clinically, Dr. Capitini is a site investigator for clinical trials studying chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells for relapsed leukemia. Learn more about Dr. Capitini's research