Undergraduate School
University of Notre Dame (1992)
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2001)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Children's Health Dallas (2005), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Pediatric Hematology/oncology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Targeted MAPK Pathway Inhibitors in Patients With Disseminated Pilocytic Astrocytomas.
Drobysheva A, Klesse LJ, Bowers DC, Rajaram V, Rakheja D, Timmons CF, Wang J, Koral K, Gargan L, Ramos E, Park JY J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2017 Aug 15 8 978-982
Randomized placebo-controlled study of lovastatin in children with neurofibromatosis type 1.
Payne JM, Barton B, Ullrich NJ, Cantor A, Hearps SJ, Cutter G, Rosser T, Walsh KS, Gioia GA, Wolters PL, Tonsgard J, Schorry E, Viskochil D, Klesse L, Fisher M, Gutmann DH, Silva AJ, Hunter SJ, Rey-Casserly C, Cantor NL, Byars AW, Stavinoha PL, Ackerson JD, Armstrong CL, Isenberg J, O'Neil SH, Packer RJ, Korf B, Acosta MT, North KN Neurology 2016 Dec 87 24 2575-2584
Postoperative surveillance of pediatric cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma.
Alford R, Gargan L, Bowers DC, Klesse LJ, Weprin B, Koral K J. Neurooncol. 2016 Aug
Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma of Childhood: MR Imaging and Diffusion MR Imaging Features.
Moore W, Mathis D, Gargan L, Bowers DC, Klesse LJ, Margraf L, Koral K AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2014 Jul
Intracerebral schwannomas: a rare disease with varying natural history.
Scott WW, Koral K, Margraf LR, Klesse L, Sacco DJ, Weprin BE J Neurosurg Pediatr 2013 Jul 12 1 6-12
Wilms tumor in a child with L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria.
Rogers RE, Deberardinis RJ, Klesse LJ, Boriack RL, Margraf LR, Rakheja D Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2010 Sep-Oct 13 5 408-11
Cutaneous features predict paraspinal neurofibromas in neurofibromatosis type 1.
Brown RM, Klesse LJ, Le LQ J. Invest. Dermatol. 2010 Sep 130 9 2167-9
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder resembling Wilms tumor. Diagnostic dilemma: Renal biopsy or nephrectomy?
Cheng E, Fustino N, Klesse L, Chinnakotla S, Sanghavi R Pediatr Transplant 2010 Jul
Acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16) with CBFB-MYH11, 3'CBFB deletion, variant t(9;22) with BCR-ABL1, and del(7)(q22q32) in a pediatric patient: case report and literature review.
Tirado CA, Valdez F, Klesse L, Karandikar NJ, Uddin N, Arbini A, Fustino N, Collins R, Patel S, Smart RL, Garcia R, Doolittle J, Chen W Cancer Genet. Cytogenet. 2010 Jul 200 1 54-9
Childhood medulloblastoma: current status of biology and treatment.
Klesse LJ, Bowers DC CNS Drugs 2010 Apr 24 4 285-301

Honors & Awards

  • Dr. George Buchanan Fellow Teaching Award
    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program (2017-2017)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2015-2018)
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology