Dr. de Jong treats children with all types of cancer and blood diseases. She is the Director of Pediatric Hematology and has specialized expertise in bone marrow failure, leukemia, autoimmune blood diseases (such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, autoimmune neutropenia, immune thrombocytopenia purpura and Evans syndrome), hemoglobinopathies (such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease), and bleeding and clotting disorders.
Her research focuses on hematopoietic stem cells and genetic risks for hematologic malignancy. She is co-director of the Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk clinic and the director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure clinic.
Dr. de Jong has also invested her time in education, serving as the Director of Pediatric Fellowship Training for the Department of Pediatrics until 2020, and she is currently the Program Director for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship.
1998 - Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society University of Wisconsin
2010 - Pritzker Scholar Award University of Chicago
2013 - now Regional Top Doctor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Castle Connolly
Baeten JT, Waarts MR, Pruitt MM, Chan WC, Andrade J, de Jong JLO. The side population enriches for leukemia-propagating cell activity and Wnt pathway expression in zebrafish acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Haematologica. 2019 07; 104(7):1388-1395. View in: PubMed
Baeten JT, de Jong JLO. Genetic Models of Leukemia in Zebrafish. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2018; 6:115. View in: PubMed
Esteban YM, de Jong JLO, Tesher MS. An Overview of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Aug 01; 46(8):e309-e313. View in: PubMed
Pruitt MM, Marin W, Waarts MR, de Jong JLO. Isolation of the Side Population in Myc-induced T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Zebrafish. J Vis Exp. 2017 05 04; (123). View in: PubMed
Villanueva G, de Jong JL, McNeer JL. Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Treatment of Hematologic Disorders in Pediatrics. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jan 01; 46(1):e13-e18. View in: PubMed
McConnell SC, Hernandez KM, Wcisel DJ, Kettleborough RN, Stemple DL, Yoder JA, Andrade J, de Jong JL. Alternative haplotypes of antigen processing genes in zebrafish diverged early in vertebrate evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 08 23; 113(34):E5014-23. View in: PubMed
Nassin ML, Lapping-Carr G, de Jong JL. Anemia in the Neonate: The Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Jul; 44(7):e159-63. View in: PubMed
Ansari DO, Lapping-Carr G, Alikhan M, Tsoukas ML, Stein SL, de Jong JL. A neonate with a vesiculopustular rash. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Jan; 44(1):e1-5. View in: PubMed
Dirscherl H, McConnell SC, Yoder JA, de Jong JL. The MHC class I genes of zebrafish. Dev Comp Immunol. 2014 Sep; 46(1):11-23. View in: PubMed
McConnell SC, Restaino AC, de Jong JL. Multiple divergent haplotypes express completely distinct sets of class I MHC genes in zebrafish. Immunogenetics. 2014 Mar; 66(3):199-213. View in: PubMed