Caitlin Elgarten, MD, MSCE is a pediatric oncologist and stem cell transplant physician with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her pediatric residency and fellowship training at CHOP, Dr. Elgarten joined the faculty and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Oncology at CHOP and a core faculty member in the Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis.
Dr. Elgarten has a clinical research program focused on optimizing supportive care for children with cancer and those undergoing stem cell transplant, and she is particularly interested in the bidirectional and dependent relationship between infection, immune reconstitution, and GVHD after transplant. She has a K23 from NHLBI to support translational epidemiology efforts focused on longitudinal modeling of the gastrointestinal tract microbiome relative to immunologic outcomes after stem cell transplant. Her complementary research efforts include clinical trials of novel anti-infectious agents and clinical epidemiology evaluations of supportive care interventions in oncology and transplant.