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Faculty Detail    
Name KIMBERLY FOWLER WHELAN
 
Campus Address ACC 512 Zip 0011
Phone 205-638-9285
E-mail kifowler@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pediatrics   Ped - Hematology/Oncology Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Whelan is a graduate of the the University of Virginia and the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and then moved to Birmingham where she completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology here at UAB. In addition she also completed her Master's of Science in Public Health in 2006 at UAB. Dr. Whelan is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She is the Director of fellowship training for the division. In addition, she is currently the Medical Director of the Taking on Life after Cancer survivorship clinic and is the institutional principal investigator for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. The focus of her research is the late effects of cancer therapy.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology     
Children's Oncology Group     

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Childhood and Adolscent Cancer Survivors
Description
Dr. Whelan's research focus is on the health outcomes of childhood and adolscent cancer survivors. She is the medical director of the Taking on Life after Cancer clinic at UAB and is also the institutional principal investigator for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Whelan KF and Goldman F. Towards a safer cure for low risk pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma?
JAMA 2012; 307 (24) 2639-2641.
 
 
Coccia PF, Altman J, Bhatia S, Borinstein SC, Flynn J, George S, Goldsby R, Hayashi R,
Huang MS, Johnson RH, Beaupin LK, Link MP, Oeffinger KC, Orr KM, Pappo AS, Reed D,
Spraker HL, Thomas DA, von Mehren M, Wechsler DS, Whelan KF, Zebrak B, Snead DA,
Sundar H. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology Adolescent and Young Adult
(AYA) Oncology. Version 1.2012 NCCN.org 2/21/2012
 
 
Gilliam MB, Madan-Swain A, Whelan K, Tucker DC, Demark-Wahnefried W, Schwebel
DC. Social, demographic, and medical influences on physical activity in child and adolescent
cancer survivors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2012 (in press)
 
 
Barnes M, Ross K, Futch L, Walsh A, Klapow J, Davis D, Whelan K, Madan-Swain A.
Evaluation of an innovative token economy to increase adherence with an exercise
Intervention in childhood cancer survivors. Rehabilitation Oncology 2011; 29(2)
 
 
Whelan K, Stratton K, Kawashima T, et al. Auditory complications in childhood cancer
survivors: A Childhood Cancer Survivor Study report. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2011 Feb
15 (Epub ahead of print)
 
 
Whelan K, Stratton K, Kawashima T, et al. Ocular late effects in childhood and adolescent
cancer survivors: A Childhood Cancer Survivor Study report. Pediatric Blood and Cancer
2010; 54:103-109.
 
 
Ness KK, Leisenring WM, Huang S, Hudson MM, Gurney JG, Whelan K, Hobbie WL,
Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Physical activity- predictors of inactive lifestyle
among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report for the Childhood Cancer Survivor
Study. Cancer 2009; 115 (9):1984-1994.
 
 

Keywords
pediatrics, cancer, survivors