Biography

Dr. Aquino clinical interest focus on pediatric bone marrow transplantation. He is active in the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium. He has served as PI on several research protocols, is a member of the Data Safety Management Committee of several protocols, and is a member of the Oncology and Supportive Care Subcommittees of the group. He is also collaborating as institutional PI on several studies in non-myeloablative transplant and unrelated umbilical cord blood transplant. His other research interests have focused on the prevention and management of infection in children with cancer receiving chemotherapy and those who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplant. He has performed research in immune reconstitution, management of infections, and developed protocols for outpatient management of febrile neutropenia. He is also an active member of the Children's Oncology Group and has served as a PI of a multi-institutional phase I study for the group. He is currently the co-director of the contract COG Phase I center and is a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Committee.

Education

Medical School
State University of New York - Syracuse (1989)
Residency
State University of New York - Syracuse (1992), Pediatrics
Fellowship
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (1995), Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Research Interest

    • Development of stem cell transplant protocols for children with malignant and non-malignant disorders.
    • Development of treatment strategies to manage the complications of stem cell transplant and chemotherapy.
    • Management of bacterial and fungal infections in children with malignancies.
    • Outpatient management of febrile neutropenia in selected patients with cancer.
    • Phase I and II trials of new chemotherapeutic agents in children with cancer.

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Incidence and outcome of rhinovirus in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
    DeMasi J, Aquino V, Simms-Waldrip TR, Koh AY, Holmes S. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2015 15 2 S248
    The use of supplemental glutamine to decrease morbidity in children undergoing stem cell transplantation: A Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Study.
    Aquino VM, Harvey A, Garvin JH, Godder K, Nieder ML, Adams RH, Jackson GB, Sandler ES for the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Corsortium Bone Marrow Transplant 2005 36 611-616
    Phase I trial of tirapazamine and cyclophosphamide in children with refractory solid tumors: a pediatric oncology group study.
    Aquino VM, Weitman SD, Winick NJ, Blaney S, Furman WL, Kepner JL, Bonate P, Krailo M, Qu W, Bernstein M J. Clin. Oncol. 2004 Apr 22 8 1413-9
    Phase I study of tirapazamine and cyclophosphamide in childrenwith refractor solid tumors.
    Aquino VM, Weitman SD, Winick NJ, Blaney S, Furman WL, Kepner JL, Krailo M, Qu W, Bernstein M J Clin Oncol 2004 22 1413-1419

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • American Society of Hematology
    • Children's Oncology Group
    • Dallas County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association
    • Society of Pediatric Research