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David A. Sallman, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Member

Overview

Dr. Sallman’s research focuses on the development of novel, targeted therapeutic strategies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).


Discipline

    • Malignant Hematology
    • Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine Program

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Fellowship:

  • University of South Florida, MD -
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident - Internal Medicine
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Fellow - Hematology/Oncology
Research

Dr. Sallman’s research interests focus on the development of novel, targeted therapeutic strategies (i.e. Phase I and II clinical trials) for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) based on the underlying mutational drivers of each disease. Dr. Sallman studies the genetic drivers of myeloid diseases in order to improve prognostication for patients and also to allow for more personalized treatment. He has published significantly on this topic including recently in highly regarded journals including Leukemia and Haematologica and these work form the foundation of the clinical trials that he is bringing to patients in order to improve their quality of life and survival. As an example, Dr. Sallman has focused research and clinical trial efforts on patients who have TP53 mutation (often associated with complex genes/cytogenetics) given their high risk of transformation to acute leukemia and poor survival. 

Publications

  • Yun S, Sharma R, Chan O, Vincelette ND, Sallman DA, Sweet K, Padron E, Komrokji R, Lancet JE, Abraham I, Moscinski LC, Cleveland JL, List AF, Zhang L. Prognostic significance of MYC oncoprotein expression on survival outcome in patients with acute myeloid leukemia with myelodysplasia related changes (AML-MRC). Leuk Res. 2019 Sep;84:106194. Pubmedid: 31357093.
  • Lee JH, List A, Sallman DA. Molecular pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes with deletion 5q. Eur J Haematol. 2019 Mar;102(3):203-209. Pubmedid: 30578738.
  • Sallman DA, List A. The central role of inflammatory signaling in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes. Blood. 2019 Mar;133(10):1039-1048. Pubmedid: 30670444.
  • Komrokji RS, Wei S, Mailloux AW, Zhang L, Padron E, Sallman D, Lancet JE, Tinsley S, Nardelli LA, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Epling-Burnette PK, List AF. A Phase II Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of the Oral Inhibitor of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) Enzyme INCB024360 in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019 Mar;19(3):157-161. Pubmedid: 30713125.
  • Chung J, Sallman DA, Padron E. TP53 and therapy-related myeloid neoplasms. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol. 2019 Mar;32(1):98-103. Pubmedid: 30927980.
  • Tamari R, Rapaport F, Zhang N, McNamara C, Kuykendall A, Sallman DA, Komrokji R, Arruda A, Najfeld V, Sandy L, Medina J, Litvin R, Famulare CA, Patel MA, Malloy M, Castro-Malaspina H, Giralt S, Weinberg RS, Mascarenhas JO, Mesa R, Rondelli D, Dueck AC, Levine RL, Gupta V, Hoffman R, Rampal RK. Impact of High-Molecular-Risk Mutations on Transplantation Outcomes in Patients with Myelofibrosis. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2019 Jun;25(6):1142-1151. Pubmedid: 30625392.
  • Sallman DA, Komrokji RS, Sweet KL, Mo Q, McGraw KL, Duong VH, Zhang L, Nardelli LA, Padron E, List AF, Lancet JE. A phase 2 trial of the oral smoothened inhibitor glasdegib in refractory myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Leuk Res. 2019 Jun;81:56-61. Pubmedid: 31030089.
  • Hunter AM, Sallman DA. Current status and new treatment approaches in TP53 mutated AML. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol. 2019 Jun;32(2):134-144. Pubmedid: 31203995.
  • Haase D, Stevenson KE, Neuberg D, Maciejewski JP, Nazha A, Sekeres MA, Ebert BL, Garcia-Manero G, Haferlach C, Haferlach T, Kern W, Ogawa S, Nagata Y, Yoshida K, Graubert TA, Walter MJ, List AF, Komrokji RS, Padron E, Sallman D, Papaemmanuil E, Campbell PJ, Savona MR, Seegmiller A, Adès L, Fenaux P, Shih LY, Bowen D, Groves MJ, Tauro S, Fontenay M, Kosmider O, Bar-Natan M, Steensma D, Stone R, Heuser M, Thol F, Cazzola M, Malcovati L, Karsan A, Ganster C, Hellström-Lindberg E, Boultwood J, Pellagatti A, Santini V, Quek L, Vyas P, Tüchler H, Greenberg PL, Bejar R. TP53 mutation status divides myelodysplastic syndromes with complex karyotypes into distinct prognostic subgroups. Leukemia. 2019 Jul;33(7):1747-1758. Pubmedid: 30635634. Pmcid: PMC6609480.
  • Andrew K, Talati C, Padron E, Sweet K, Sallman D, List AF, Lancet JE, Komrokji RS. Genetically inspired prognostic scoring system (GIPSS) outperforms dynamic international prognostic scoring system (DIPSS) in myelofibrosis patients. Am J Hematol. 2019 Jan;94(1):87-92. Pubmedid: 30390311.
  • McGraw KL, Nguyen J, Al Ali NH, Komrokji RS, Sallman D, Zhang X, Song J, Padron E, Lancet JE, Moscinski LC, List AF, Zhang L. Association of EZH2 protein expression by immunohistochemistry in myelodysplasia related neoplasms with mutation status, cytogenetics and clinical outcomes. Brit J Haematol. 2019 Feb;184(3):450-455. Pubmedid: 29359794.
  • Kuykendall AT, Talati C, Padron E, Sweet K, Lancet JE, List AF, Sallman D, Komrokji RS. Driver mutation-specific clinical and genomic correlates differ between primary and secondary myelofibrosis. Am J Hematol. 2019 Aug. Pubmedid: 31444809.
  • Komrokji RS, Al Ali NH, Padron E, Cogle C, Tinsley S, Sallman D, Lancet JE, List AF. Lenalidomide and Prednisone in Low and Intermediate-1 IPSS Risk, Non-Del(5q) Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Phase 2 Clinical Trial. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019 Apr;19(4):251-254. Pubmedid: 30852241.
  • Sallman DA, Brayer J, Sagatys EM, Lonez C, Breman E, Agaugué S, Verma B, Gilham DE, Lehmann FF, Davila ML. NKG2D-based chimeric antigen receptor therapy induced remission in a relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia patient. Haematologica. 2018 Sep;103(9):e424-e426. Pubmedid: 29703727. Pmcid: PMC6119132.
  • Basiorka AA, McGraw KL, Abbas-Aghababazadeh F, McLemore AF, Vincelette ND, Ward GA, Eksioglu EA, Sallman DA, Ali NA, Padron E, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Komrokji R, Masala E, Santini V, Kosmider O, Fontenay M, Fenaux P, Sokol L, Wei S, Fridley B, List AF. Assessment of ASC specks as a putative biomarker of pyroptosis in myelodysplastic syndromes: an observational cohort study. Lancet Haematol. 2018 Sep;5(9):e393-e402. Pubmedid: 30072146. Pmcid: PMC6505461.
  • Benton CB, Khan M, Sallman D, Nazha A, Nogueras González GM, Piao J, Ning J, Aung F, Al Ali N, Jabbour E, Kadia TM, Borthakur G, Ravandi F, Pierce S, Steensma D, DeZern A, Roboz G, Sekeres M, Andreeff M, Kantarjian H, Komrokji RS, Garcia-Manero G. Prognosis of patients with intermediate risk IPSS-R myelodysplastic syndrome indicates variable outcomes and need for models beyond IPSS-R. Am J Hematol. 2018 Oct;93(10):1245-1253. Pubmedid: 30051599. Pmcid: PMC6750209.
  • Talati C, Sallman D, List AF. SOHO State of the Art and Next Questions: Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes With Deletion 5q. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 Oct;18(10):629-635. Pubmedid: 30097406.
  • Duchmann M, Yalniz FF, Sanna A, Sallman D, Coombs CC, Renneville A, Kosmider O, Braun T, Platzbecker U, Willems L, Adès L, Fontenay M, Rampal R, Padron E, Droin N, Preudhomme C, Santini V, Patnaik MM, Fenaux P, Solary E, Itzykson R. Prognostic Role of Gene Mutations in Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Patients Treated With Hypomethylating Agents. EBioMedicine. 2018 May;31:174-181. Pubmedid: 29728305. Pmcid: PMC6013781.
  • Kuykendall AT, Shah S, Talati C, Al Ali N, Sweet K, Padron E, Sallman DA, Lancet JE, List AF, Zuckerman KS, Komrokji RS. Between a rux and a hard place: evaluating salvage treatment and outcomes in myelofibrosis after ruxolitinib discontinuation. Ann Hematol. 2018 Mar;97(3):435-441. Pubmedid: 29189896.
  • Sallman DA, Tanaka TN, List A, Bejar R. SOHO State of the Art Update and Next Questions: Biology and Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Oct;17(10):613-620. Pubmedid: 29025689.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Komrokji RS, Zhang Q, Kumar A, Tsalatsanis A, Perkins J, Nishihori T, Field T, Al Ali N, Mishra A, Sallman D, Salem KZ, Zhang L, Moscinski L, Fernandez HF, Lancet J, List A, Anasetti C, Padron E. TP53 and IDH2 Somatic Mutations Are Associated With Inferior Overall Survival After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Nov;17(11):753-758. Pubmedid: 28687222. Pmcid: PMC5675815.
  • Lonez C, Verma B, Hendlisz A, Aftimos P, Awada A, Van Den Neste E, Catala G, Machiels JH, Piette F, Brayer JB, Sallman DA, Kerre T, Odunsi K, Davila ML, Gilham DE, Lehmann FF. Study protocol for THINK: a multinational open-label phase I study to assess the safety and clinical activity of multiple administrations of NKR-2 in patients with different metastatic tumour types. BMJ Open. 2017 Nov;7(11):e017075. Pubmedid: 29133316. Pmcid: PMC5695348.
  • Sallman DA, Lancet JE. What are the most promising new agents in acute myeloid leukemia?. Curr Opin Hematol. 2017 Mar;24(2):99-107. Pubmedid: 28030373.
  • Sallman DA, Davila ML. Is Disease-Specific Immunotherapy a Potential Reality for MDS?. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Jul;17S:S26-S30. Pubmedid: 28760299.
  • Talati C, Sallman D, List A. Lenalidomide: Myelodysplastic syndromes with del(5q) and beyond. Semin Hematol. 2017 Jul;54(3):159-166. Pubmedid: 28958290.
  • Gillis NK, Ball M, Zhang Q, Ma Z, Zhao Y, Yoder SJ, Balasis ME, Mesa TE, Sallman DA, Lancet JE, Komrokji RS, List AF, McLeod HL, Alsina M, Baz R, Shain KH, Rollison DE, Padron E. Clonal haemopoiesis and therapy-related myeloid malignancies in elderly patients: a proof-of-concept, case-control study. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jan;18(1):112-121. Pubmedid: 27927582.
  • Kuykendall AT, Talati C, Al Ali N, Sweet K, Padron E, Sallman DA, Lancet JE, List AF, Zuckerman KS, Komrokji RS. The Treatment Landscape of Myelofibrosis Before and After Ruxolitinib Approval. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Dec;17(12):e45-e53. Pubmedid: 28869184.
  • Zhang L, McGraw KL, Sallman DA, List AF. The role of p53 in myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia: molecular aspects and clinical implications. Leuk Lymphoma. 2017 Aug;58(8):1777-1790. Pubmedid: 27967292.
  • Sallman DA, Komrokji R, Cluzeau T, Vaupel C, Al Ali NH, Lancet J, Hall J, List A, Padron E, Song J. ASXL1 frameshift mutations drive inferior outcomes in CMML without negative impact in MDS. Blood Cancer J. 2017 11;7(12):633. Pubmedid: 29176559. Pmcid: PMC5802523.
  • Sallman DA, Komrokji R, List A, Padron E. Reply to Goel et al. 'TP53 mutation allele-burden and disease outcome in MDS/AML'. Leukemia. 2017 03;31(3):767-768. Pubmedid: 27740632.
  • Sallman DA, Padron E. Integrating mutation variant allele frequency into clinical practice in myeloid malignancies. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2016 Sep;9(3):89-95. Pubmedid: 27187622.
  • Clara JA, Sallman DA, Padron E. Clinical management of myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasm overlap syndromes. Cancer Biol Med. 2016 Sep;13(3):360-372. Pubmedid: 27807503. Pmcid: PMC5069836.
  • Sallman DA, Komrokji R, Vaupel C, Cluzeau T, Geyer SM, McGraw KL, Al Ali NH, Lancet J, McGinniss MJ, Nahas S, Smith AE, Kulasekararaj A, Mufti G, List A, Hall J, Padron E. Impact of TP53 mutation variant allele frequency on phenotype and outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes. Leukemia. 2016 Mar;30(3):666-673. Pubmedid: 26514544.
  • Sallman DA, Cluzeau T, Basiorka AA, List A. Unraveling the Pathogenesis of MDS: The NLRP3 Inflammasome and Pyroptosis Drive the MDS Phenotype. Front Oncol. 2016 Jun;6:151. Pubmedid: 27379212. Pmcid: PMC4909736.
  • Basiorka AA, McGraw KL, Eksioglu EA, Chen X, Johnson J, Zhang L, Zhang Q, Irvine BA, Cluzeau T, Sallman DA, Padron E, Komrokji R, Sokol L, Coll RC, Robertson AA, Cooper MA, Cleveland JL, O'Neill LA, Wei S, List AF. The NLRP3 inflammasome functions as a driver of the myelodysplastic syndrome phenotype. Blood. 2016 Dec;128(25):2960-2975. Pubmedid: 27737891. Pmcid: PMC5179338.
  • Coombs CC, Sallman DA, Devlin SM, Dixit S, Mohanty A, Knapp K, Al Ali NH, Lancet JE, List AF, Komrokji RS, Padron E, Arcila ME, Klimek VM, van den Brink MR, Tallman MS, Levine RL, Rampal RK, Rapaport F. Mutational correlates of response to hypomethylating agent therapy in acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2016 11;101(11):e457-e460. Pubmedid: 27418649. Pmcid: PMC5394875.
  • McGraw KL, Nguyen J, Komrokji RS, Sallman D, Al Ali NH, Padron E, Lancet JE, Moscinski LC, List AF, Zhang L. Immunohistochemical pattern of p53 is a measure of TP53 mutation burden and adverse clinical outcome in myelodysplastic syndromes and secondary acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2016 08;101(8):e320-e323. Pubmedid: 27081179. Pmcid: PMC4967580.
  • McGraw KL, Cluzeau T, Sallman DA, Basiorka AA, Irvine BA, Zhang L, Epling-Burnette PK, Rollison DE, Mallo M, Sokol L, Solé F, Maciejewski J, List AF. TP53 and MDM2 single nucleotide polymorphisms influence survival in non-del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct;6(33):34437-34445. Pubmedid: 26416416. Pmcid: PMC4741464.
  • Sallman DA, Padron E. Transformation of the Clinical Management of CMML Patients Through In-Depth Molecular Characterization. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun;15 Suppl:S50-S55. Pubmedid: 26297278.
  • Sallman DA, Wei S, List A. PP2A: The Achilles Heal in MDS with 5q Deletion. Front Oncol. 2014 Sep;4:264. Pubmedid: 25295231. Pmcid: PMC4172014.
  • Wei S, Chen X, McGraw K, Zhang L, Komrokji R, Clark J, Caceres G, Billingsley D, Sokol L, Lancet J, Fortenbery N, Zhou J, Eksioglu EA, Sallman D, Wang H, Epling-Burnette PK, Djeu J, Sekeres M, Maciejewski JP, List A. Lenalidomide promotes p53 degradation by inhibiting MDM2 auto-ubiquitination in myelodysplastic syndrome with chromosome 5q deletion. Oncogene. 2013 Feb;32(9):1110-1120. Pubmedid: 22525275. Pmcid: PMC3751397.
  • Chen X, Bai F, Sokol L, Zhou J, Ren A, Painter JS, Liu J, Sallman DA, Chen YA, Yoder JA, Djeu JY, Loughran TP, Epling-Burnette PK, Wei S. A critical role for DAP10 and DAP12 in CD8+ T cell-mediated tissue damage in large granular lymphocyte leukemia. Blood. 2009 Apr;113(14):3226-3234. Pubmedid: 19075187. Pmcid: PMC2665892.
  • Sallman DA, Chen X, Zhong B, Gilvary DL, Zhou J, Wei S, Djeu JY. Clusterin mediates TRAIL resistance in prostate tumor cells. Mol Cancer Ther. 2007 Nov;6(11):2938-2947. Pubmedid: 18025278.
  • Patterson S, Wei S, Chen X, Sallman D, Gilvary D, Zhong B, Pow-Sang J, Yeatman T, Djeu J. Novel role of Stat1 in the development of docetaxel resistance in prostate tumor cells. Oncogene. 2006 Oct;25(45):6113-6122. Pubmedid: 16652143.