Bryan Sisk, MD, MSCI

Bryan Sisk, MD, MSCI

Pediatric Hematologist/ Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric oncology and vascular anomalies

Research Interest

Identifying, measuring, and intervening upon communication functions in pediatric oncology and palliative care. Dr. Sisk is especially interested in the social and ethical issues related to the child-parent-clinician relationship when children have serious illnesses


  • 2013: MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland


  • 2013 - 2016: Resident, pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • 2016 - 2017: Chief resident, pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • 2016 - 2017: Editorial fellow, pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2017 - 2020: Fellow, pediatric hematology and oncology, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certification

  • 2017: American Board of Pediatrics- General Pediatrics
  • 2021: American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Selected Research Publications

Co-management of communication and care in adolescent and young adult oncology.
  • Sisk BA, Keenan M, Kaye EC, [...] DuBois JM
  • Pediatr Blood Cancer 2022
A proposed global framework for pediatric cancer communication research.
  • Graetz DE, Caceres-Serrano A, Radhakrishnan V, [...] Sisk BA
  • Cancer 2022
Interdependent functions of communication with adolescents and young adults in oncology.
  • Sisk BA, Keenan M, Schulz GL, [...] DuBois JM
  • Pediatr Blood Cancer 2022
Multilevel barriers and facilitators of communication in pediatric oncology: A systematic review.
  • Sisk BA, Harvey K, Friedrich AB, [...] DuBois JM
  • Pediatr Blood Cancer 2022
Conflicting goals and obligations: Tensions affecting communication in pediatric oncology.
  • Sisk BA, Schulz G, Kaye EC, [...] DuBois JM
  • Patient Educ Couns 2022
Clinicians' Perspectives on the Functions of Communication in Pediatric Oncology.
  • Sisk BA, Schulz GL, Kaye EC, [...] DuBois JM
  • J Palliat Med 2021
Reflections on Communication and Care in Cancer.
  • Sisk BA, Erwin Neu A
  • Pediatrics 2021
"Don't be afraid to speak up": Communication advice from parents and clinicians of children with cancer.
  • Sisk BA, Keenan MA, Blazin LJ, [...] DuBois JM
  • Pediatr Blood Cancer 2021
Multilevel barriers to communication in pediatric oncology: Clinicians' perspectives.
  • Sisk BA, Friedrich AB, Kaye EC, [...] DuBois JM
  • Cancer 2021

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Contact Information

  • Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

    1 Children's Place
    St. Louis, MO 63110

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