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Alison Rae Moliterno, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Anemias, Hematology, Hemochromatosis, Hypercoagulable States, Iron Deficiency, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Thrombocytopenias

Research Interests

Molecular pathogenesis of myeloproliferative disorders


  • English

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Polycythemia vera

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    • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (Buffalo NY ) (1989)


    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1992)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Hematology (Baltimore MD ) (1998)


    • Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
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    Research Summary

    Dr. Moliterno's major clinical research involves the study of the chronic myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) including polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis and idiopathic myelofibrosis. Her research is focused on the genetic and epigenetic lesions associated with the MPDs with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment for these disorders.

    Selected Publications

    1. Moliterno AR, Hankins WD, Spivak JL. Impaired expression of the thrombopoietin receptor by platelets from patients with polycythemia vera. New Engl J Med 338:572-580, 1998.
    2. Moliterno AR, Siebel K, Sun A, Hankins WD, Spivak JL. A novel thrombopoietin signaling defect in polycythemia vera platelets. Stem Cells 16(suppl 2):185-192, 1998. 
    3. Moliterno AR, Spivak JL. Post-translational processing of the thrombopoietin receptor is impaired in polycythemia vera. Blood 94:2555-2561, 1999.
    4. Moliterno AR, Williams DM, Gutierrez-Alamillo LI, Salvatori R, Ingersoll R, Spivak JL. Mpl Baltimore: A Thrombopoietin Receptor Polymorphism Associated with Thrombocytosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Aug 3;101(31):11444-7.
    5. Goerttler PS, Mrz E, Johansson PL, Andreasson B, Kutti J, Moliterno AR, Marchioli R, Spivak JL, Pahl HL* for the MPD Research Consortium. Thrombotic and bleeding complications in four subpopulations of patients with essential thrombocythemia defined by c-Mpl protein expression and PRV-1 mRNA levels. Haematologica 2005;90:851-853
    6. Segal J, Moliterno AR. Platelet Counts Differ by Sex, Ethnicity, and Age in the United States. Ann Epidemiol. 2006 Feb;16(2):123-30
    7. Moliterno AR, Williams D, Rogers O, Spivak JL. Molecular Mimicry in the Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders: Reciprocity between Quantitative JAK2 V617F and Mpl Expression. Blood. 2006 Dec 1;108(12):3913-5. 
    8. Pemmaraju N, Moliterno AR, Williams D, Rogers O, Spivak JL. Quantitative JAK2 V617F Neutrophil Allele Burden Does Not Correlate with Thrombotic Risk in Essential Thrombocytosis. Leukemia 2007 Oct;21(10):2210-2. 
    9. Williams DR, Kim AH, Rogers O, Spivak JL, Moliterno AR. Phenotypic variations and new mutations in JAK2 V617F-negative polycythemia vera, erythrocytosis and idiopathic myelofibrosis. Exp Hematol. 2007 Nov;35(11):1641-6.
    10. Moliterno AR, Williams D, Rogers O, Isaacs MA, Spivak JL Phenotypic variability within the JAK2 V617F-positive MPD: The roles of progenitor cell and neutrophil allele burdens. Exp Hematol. 2008 Nov;36(11):1480-6.
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
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