Leukemia , MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Dr. Faramand earned her MD from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Resident. She recently completed a Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center, where she also served as Chief Fellow.
Dr. Faramand’s clinical focus is on allogeneic stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies. She is particularly interested in improving outcomes for patients with acute leukemias, including acute lymphoblastic leukemias and acute myeloid leukemia as well as myelodysplastic syndrome. Dr. Faramand’s research is primarily focused on improving outcomes for patients with leukemia, and she has worked on specific projects during her fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Mishra, Davila and Chavez.
Education & Training
University of South Florida - Hematology & Medical Oncology
Jain MD, Zhao H, Wang X, Atkins R, Menges M, Reid K, Spitler K, Faramand R, Bachmeier CA, Dean EA, Cao B, Chavez JC, Shah BD, Lazaryan A, Nishihori T, Hussaini MO, Gonzalez RJ, Mullinax JE, Rodriguez P, Conejo-Garcia J, Anasetti C, Davila ML, Locke FL. Tumor interferon signaling and suppressive myeloid cells are associated with CAR T-cell failure in large B-cell lymphoma. Blood. 2021 May.137(19):2621-2633. Pubmedid: 33512407. Pmcid: PMC8120145.
Pidala J, Walton K, Elmariah H, Kim J, Mishra A, Bejanyan N, Nishihori T, Khimani F, Perez L, Faramand RG, Davila ML, Nieder ML, Sagatys EM, Holtan SG, Lawrence NJ, Lawrence HR, Blazar BR, Anasetti C, Sebti SM, Betts BC. Pacritinib Combined with Sirolimus and Low-Dose Tacrolimus for GVHD Prevention after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Preclinical and Phase I Trial Results. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 May.27(10):2712-2722. Pubmedid: 33753457. Pmcid: PMC8127396.
Bejanyan N, Pidala JA, Wang X, Thapa R, Nishihori T, Elmariah H, Lazaryan A, Khimani F, Davila ML, Mishra A, Faramand R, Jain MD, Ochoa L, Perez LE, Liu H, Alsina M, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Fernandez H, Nieder ML, Locke FL, Anasetti C, Ayala E. A phase 2 trial of GVHD prophylaxis with PTCy, sirolimus, and MMF after peripheral blood haploidentical transplantation. Blood Adv. 2021 Mar.5(5):1154-1163. Pubmedid: 33635333. Pmcid: PMC7948297.
Elmariah H, Naqvi SMH, Kim J, Nishihori T, Mishra A, Perez L, Faramand R, Lazaryan A, Liu HD, Khimani F, Nieder M, Anasetti C, Pidala J, Bejanyan N. Impact of infused CD34+ stem cell dosing for allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation with post-transplant cyclophosphamide. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021 Mar. Pubmedid: 33658647.
Hansen DK, Kim J, Thompson Z, Hussaini M, Nishihori T, Ahmad A, Elmariah H, Faramand R, Mishra A, Davila ML, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Sallman D, Liu H, Perez LE, Fernandez H, Nieder ML, Lancet JE, Pidala JA, Anasetti C, Bejanyan N. ELN 2017 Genetic Risk Stratification Predicts Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Receiving Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar.27(3):256.e1-256.e7. Pubmedid: 33781526.
Mirza AS, Kumar A, Hashmi H, Garcia F, Logothetis CN, Darwin A, Faramand R, Reid K, Bachmeier C, Chavez JC, Shah B, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Liu H, Davila ML, Nishihori T, Locke FL, Jain MD. Incidence and Management of Effusions Before and After CD19-Directed Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cell Therapy in Large B Cell Lymphoma. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar.27(3):242.e1-242.e6. Pubmedid: 33781520.
Khimani F, Dutta M, Faramand R, Nishihori T, Perez AP, Dean E, Nieder M, Perez L, Mishra A, Elmariah H, Davila M, Ochoa L, Alsina M, Lazaryan A, Bejanyan N, Hansen D, Jain M, Locke F, Liu H, Pidala J, Shah B, Mhaskar R. Impact of Total Body Irradiation-Based Myeloablative Conditioning Regimens in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar. Pubmedid: 33798768.
Roselli E, Faramand R, Davila ML. Insight into next-generation CAR therapeutics: designing CAR T cells to improve clinical outcomes. J Clin Invest. 2021 Jan.131(2). Pubmedid: 33463538. Pmcid: PMC7810492.
Logue JM, Zucchetti E, Bachmeier CA, Krivenko GS, Larson V, Ninh D, Grillo G, Cao B, Kim J, Chavez JC, Baluch A, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Nishihori T, Liu HD, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Shah BD, Faramand R, Coghill AE, Davila ML, Dholaria BR, Jain MD, Locke FL. Immune reconstitution and associated infections following axicabtagene ciloleucel in relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. Haematologica. 2021 Apr.106(4):978-986. Pubmedid: 32327504. Pmcid: PMC8017820.
Faramand R, Jain M, Staedtke V, Kotani H, Bai R, Reid K, Lee SB, Spitler K, Wang X, Cao B, Pinilla J, Lazaryan A, Khimani F, Shah B, Chavez JC, Nishihori T, Mishra A, Mullinax J, Gonzalez R, Hussaini M, Dam M, Brandjes BD, Bachmeier CA, Anasetti C, Locke FL, Davila ML. Tumor Microenvironment Composition and Severe Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) Influence Toxicity in Patients with Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated with Axicabtagene Ciloleucel. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Sep.26(18):4823-4831. Pubmedid: 32669372. Pmcid: PMC7501265.
Ayers EC, Li S, Medeiros LJ, Bond DA, Maddocks KJ, Torka P, Mier Hicks A, Curry M, Wagner-Johnston ND, Karmali R, Behdad A, Fakhri B, Kahl BS, Churnetski MC, Cohen JB, Reddy NM, Modi D, Ramchandren R, Howlett C, Leslie LA, Cytryn S, Diefenbach CS, Faramand R, Chavez JC, Olszewski AJ, Liu Y, Barta SK, Mukhija D, Hill BT, Ma H, Amengual JE, Nathan S, Assouline SE, Orellana-Noia VM, Portell CA, Chandar A, David KA, Giri A, Hess BT, Landsburg DJ. Outcomes in patients with aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma after intensive frontline treatment failure. Cancer. 2020 Jan.126(2):293-303. Pubmedid: 31568564.
Mishra A, Bigam KD, Extermann M, Faramand R, Thomas K, Pidala JA, Baracos VE. Sarcopenia and low muscle radiodensity associate with impaired FEV1 in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Dec.11(6):1570-1579. Pubmedid: 32729255. Pmcid: PMC7749567.
Landsburg DJ, Ayers EC, Bond DA, Maddocks KJ, Karmali R, Behdad A, Curry M, Wagner-Johnston ND, Modi D, Ramchandren R, Assouline SE, Faramand R, Chavez JC, Torka P, Mier Hicks A, Medeiros LJ, Li S. Poor outcomes for double-hit lymphoma patients treated with curative-intent second-line immunochemotherapy following failure of intensive front-line immunochemotherapy. Brit J Haematol. 2020 Apr.189(2):313-317. Pubmedid: 31804715.
Sandoval-Sus JD, Faramand R, Chavez J, Puri S, Parra P, Sokol L, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Shah B, Ayala E. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is potentially curative in mantle cell lymphoma: results from a single institution study. Leuk Lymphoma. 2019 Feb.60(2):309-316. Pubmedid: 29963932.
Babakoohi S, Lapidus RG, Faramand R, Sausville EA, Emadi A. Comparative Analysis of Methods for Detecting Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 1 and 2 Mutations and Their Metabolic Consequence, 2-Hydroxyglutarate, in Different Neoplasms. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2017 May.25(5):334-337. Pubmedid: 26945443.
Emadi A, Faramand R, Carter-Cooper B, Tolu S, Ford LA, Lapidus RG, Wetzler M, Wang ES, Etemadi A, Griffiths EA. Presence of isocitrate dehydrogenase mutations may predict clinical response to hypomethylating agents in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Am J Hematol. 2015 May.90(5):E77-E79. Pubmedid: 25651001.
Fathi AT, Wander SA, Faramand R, Emadi A. Biochemical, Epigenetic, and Metabolic Approaches to Target IDH Mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Semin Hematol. 2015 Jul.52(3):165-171. Pubmedid: 26111463.
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