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Mariko Sato, MD, PhD

Research Instructor (Edward Clark, MD. Sponsor)
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Hematology Oncology

Contact Information

1327 BT
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52241


MD, Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine
PhD, Tohoku University, School of Medicine, Sendai
Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Hitachi General Hospital, Ibaragi, Japan
Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Iwate Prefectural Hospital, Morioka, Japan
Fellow, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oncological Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tohoku University School of Medicine
Resident, Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Fellow, Pediatric Hem/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Fellow, Pediatric Neurooncology, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Baylor Medical College, Houston, TX, Texas Children’s Hospital, Cancer and Hematology Centers

Licensure and Certifications

Pediatric Hematology Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
Iowa Medical License (Physician-MD) - State of Iowa
Board Certification, General Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Course - in The Protection of Human Research Subjects - Physician (MD) - CITI
Utah State Medical License (Physician-MD) - State Of Utah
Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Physician (MD) - American Heart Association

Research Summary

Clinical outcomes of children with localized intracranial ependymoma following intensity modified radiation therapy or proton beam radiation therapy.


Sato, M., Gunther, J. R., Mahajan, A., Jo, E., Paulino, A. C., Adesina, A. M., Jones, J. Y., Ketonen, L. M., Su, J. M., Okcu, M. F., Khatua, S., Dauser, R. C., Whitehead, W. E., Weinberg, J. & Chintagumpala, M. M. (2017). Progression-free survival of children with localized ependymoma treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy or proton-beam radiation therapy. Cancer. PMID: 28267208.

Gunther, J. R., Sato, M., Chintagumpala, M., Ketonen, L., Jones, J. Y., Allen, P. K., Paulino, A. C., Okcu, M. F., Su, J. M., Weinberg, J., Boehling, N. S., Khatua, S., Adesina, A., Dauser, R., Whitehead, W. E. & Mahajan, A. (2015). Imaging Changes in Pediatric Intracranial Ependymoma Patients Treated With Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Compared to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 93(1), 54-63. PMID: 26279024.

(2015). DNA copy number analysis of Grade II-III and Grade IV gliomas reveals differences in molecular ontogeny including chromothripsis associated with IDH mutation status. Acta Neuropathologica.

Wythe, J., Jurynec, M., Urness, L., Jones, C., Sabeh, M., Werdich, A., Mariko, S., Grunwald, D., MacRae, C. & Li, D. (2011). Hadp1, a newly identified pleckstrin homology domain protein, is required for cardiac contractility in zebrafish: Disease Models and Mechanisms. Dis Model Mech, 4(5), 1395. PMID: 21628396.

Sato, M., Tsai, H. J. & Yost, H. J. (2006). Semaphorin3D regulates invasion of cardiac neural crest cells into the primary heart field. Developmental Biology, 298, 12-21.

Sato, M., Yost, H. J. (2005). Neural Crest Cells Contribute to Heart Formation and Cardiomyogenesis in Zebrafish. In Cardiovascular Development and Congenital Malformations, Molecular and Genetic Mechanisms. pp. 150-152. Blackwell Publishing.

Sato, M., Yost, H. J. (2003). Cardiac Neural Crest Contributes to Cardiomyogenesis in Zebrafish. Developmental Biology, 257, 127-139.

Tran, A., Sato, M. & Yost, H. J. (2003). Morphological Analysis of Cardiac Defects in Neural Crest Deficient Zebrafish Embryos. In Proceedings NCUR. Asheville, NC: University of North Carolina.

Sato, M., Nagao, K., Kikuchi, H. & Hoshino, H. (1997). A boy case of primary proximal renal tubular acidosis [in Japanese]. (Vols. 50). pp. 90-94. Shounikarinnshou.

Sato, M., Kumagai, N., Moro, Y., Nagao, K., Muraosa, M., Kikuchi, H., Hoshino, H., Tojima, H. & Souda, Y. (1996). A case of Congenital Laryngeal Anomaly [in Japanese]. Shounika, 37, 1.

Sato, M., Chiba, A., Nagao, K., Chiba, Y., Kikuchi, H., Hoshino, H., Endo, K., Asakuma, S. & Takahashi, A. (1996). A case of intussusception due to Meckel Diverticulum with the Gastric Mucosa and the Pancreatic Tissue [in Japanese]. Shounikarinnshou, 49, 881-884.