Iskra Pusic, MD

Iskra Pusic, MD

Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist, Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Bone marrow transplantation, graft-versus-host disease, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome

Research Interest

Hematologic malignancies, stem cell transplantation and graft-versus-host disease.


  • 1997: MD, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2015: MS in Clinical Investigation, Washington University, St. Louis


  • 1997 - 1998: Intern, University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2001 - 2004: Resident, internal medicine, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, New York
  • 2004 - 2007: Fellow, hematology and oncology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • 2007 - 2008: Fellow, bone marrow transplantation and leukemia, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certification

  • 2004: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 2008: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • 2009: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Selected Research Publications

Patient-reported treatment response in chronic graft-versus-host disease.
  • Im A, Pusic I, Onstad L, [...] Pidala J
  • Haematologica 2024
CML and the WHO: Why?
  • Berman E, Shah NP, Deninger M, [...] Pusic I, [...] Druker B
  • J Clin Oncol 2023
Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease: An Update on New Treatment Options.
  • Patel DA, Crain M, Pusic I, Schroeder MA
  • Drugs 2023
Decitabine salvage for TP53-mutated, relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia after cytotoxic induction therapy.
  • Ferraro F, Gruszczynska A, Ruzinova MB, [...] Pusic I, [...] Welch JS
  • Haematologica 2022
Systemic IL-15 promotes allogeneic cell rejection in patients treated with natural killer cell adoptive therapy.
  • Berrien-Elliott MM, Becker-Hapak M, Cashen AF, [...] Pusic I, [...] Fehniger TA
  • Blood 2022

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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