Fariba Navid, MD

Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute
Attending Physician; Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Fariba Navid, MD, joined the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases in September, 2016 as assistant director of the Clinical Trials Program and COG Phase I & Pilot Consortium. She is also an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Navid has extensive experience in research and pediatric early-phase drug development, and joined CHLA from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Medical School

Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana


Rainbow  Babies  and  Childrens  Hospital,  Case  Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Rainbow  Babies  and  Childrens  Hospital,  Case  Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Clinical  Fellow,  Pediatric  Oncology  Branch,  National  Cancer  Institute,  National  Institutes  of Health, Bethesda, MD



Pediatrics - October, 1992 (recertified January, 2000)

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - November, 1998 (recertified August, 2015)



American Society of Clinical Oncology

Children's Oncology Group



Talleur AC, Navid F, Spunt SL, McCarville MB, Wu J, Mao S, Davidoff AM, Neel MD, Krasin MJ. Limited Margin Radiation Therapy for Children and Young Adults With Ewing Sarcoma Achieves High Rates of Local Tumor Control. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Sep 1; 96(1):119-26. View in: PubMed

Green DM, Zhu L, Wang M, Ness KK, Krasin MJ, Bhakta NH, McCarville MB, Srinivasan S, Stokes DC, Srivastava D, Ojha R, Shelton K, Pui CH, Armstrong GT, Mulrooney DA, Metzger M, Spunt SL, Navid F, Davidoff AM, Rao BN, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Pulmonary Function after Treatment for Childhood Cancer. A Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE). Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep; 13(9):1575-85. View in: PubMed

Hurley C, McCarville MB, Shulkin BL, Mao S, Wu J, Navid F, Daw NC, Pappo AS, Bishop MW. Comparison of (18) F-FDG-PET-CT and Bone Scintigraphy for Evaluation of Osseous Metastases in Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Osteosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Aug; 63(8):1381-6. View in: PubMed

Navid F, Herzog CE, Sandoval J, Daryani VM, Stewart CF, Gattuso J, Mandrell B, Phipps S, Chemaitilly W, Sykes A, Davidoff AM, Shulkin BL, Bahrami A, Furman WL, Mao S, Wu J, Schiff D, Rao B, Pappo A. Feasibility of Pegylated Interferon in Children and Young Adults With Resected High-Risk Melanoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jul; 63(7):1207-13. View in: PubMed

Morris ZS, Guy EI, Francis DM, Gressett MM, Werner LR, Carmichael LL, Yang RK, Armstrong EA, Huang S, Navid F, Gillies SD, Korman A, Hank JA, Rakhmilevich AL, Harari PM, Sondel PM. In Situ Tumor Vaccination by Combining Local Radiation and Tumor-Specific Antibody or Immunocytokine Treatments. Cancer Res. 2016 Jul 1; 76(13):3929-41. View in: PubMed

McCarville MB, Coleman JL, Guo J, Li Y, Li X, Honnoll PJ, Davidoff AM, Navid F. Use of Quantitative Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Assess Response to Antiangiogenic Therapy in Children and Adolescents With Solid Malignancies: A Pilot Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 May; 206(5):933-9. View in: PubMed

Sreeraman Kumar R, Messina JL, Reed D, Navid F, Sondak VK. Pediatric Melanoma and Atypical Melanocytic Neoplasms. Cancer Treat Res. 2016; 167:331-69. View in: PubMed

Interiano RB, McCarville MB, Wu J, Davidoff AM, Sandoval J, Navid F. Pneumothorax as a complication of combination antiangiogenic therapy in children and young adults with refractory/recurrent solid tumors. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Sep; 50(9):1484-9. View in: PubMed

Scott JR, Zhou Y, Cheng C, Ward DA, Swanson HD, Molinelli AR, Stewart CF, Navid F, Jeha S, Relling MV, Crews KR. Comparable efficacy with varying dosages of glucarpidase in pediatric oncology patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Sep; 62(9):1518-22. View in: PubMed


Research Summary
  • Drug development for pediatric solid tumors
  • Ewing sarcoma family of tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Childhood melanoma
  • Therapy-related infertility