CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8636
fax: (714) 509-4748
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A leading expert in pediatric oncology/hematology, Dr. Kirov serves as CHOC Children’s Specialists director of the lymphoma program and recurrent/refractory cancer program. A prolific and respected author, Dr. Kirov has written many publications and has been published in a number of journals including Bone Marrow Transplant and the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
On the forefront of innovative research, Dr. Kirov's clinical research interests include hodgkin's and non-hodgkinls lymphomas, chronic myelogenous leukemia, targeted therapy, recurrent cancers, and stem cell transplant. He is a principal investigator for Children's Oncology Group (COG) Phase I studies at CHOC Children's Hospital and co-investigator in all ongoing COG studies at CHOC. Dr. Kirov is a principal investigator in several pharmaceutical industry sponsored clinical studies in the areas of chronic myeloid leukemia and stem cell transplantation.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Kirov is board certified in pediatric hematology/oncology. He earned his medical degree from the Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. He completed his residency training and fellowship programs in Bulgaria where he went on to become a highly regarded pediatric hematologist/oncologist for more than 12 years. When Dr. Kirov relocated to the United States, he became a visiting fellow in the bone marrow transplant program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center. He then went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Westchester County Medical Center, New York and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at CHOC Children’s.
Abla O, Sandlund JT, Sung L, Brock P, Corbett R, Kirov I, Griffin TC, Blaser S, Weitzman S. A case series of pediatric primary central nervous system lymphoma: favorable outcome without cranial irradiation. Pediatric Blood Cancer. 2006 Dec;47(7):880-5.
Neudorf S, Nourani A, Kempert P, Shen V, Sender L, Kirov I. Chemotherapy and donor leukocyte infusion for relapsed juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). Bone Marrow Transplant, 2004; 33: 1069
Lones MA., Kirov I., Said JM., Shinataku IP., Neudorf S. Post-transplant lympho-proliferative disorder after autologous stem cell transplantation in a pediatric patient. Bone Marrow Transplant 2000; Nov; 26 (9): 1021-1024.
Kirov I., and Neudorf S., Biology and clinical utility of hematopoietic stem cells. Pediatric Pathology and Molecular Medicine 2000; 19: 283-302.
Abu-Ghosh, Bracho F., Kirov I., and Cario MS., Hematopoietic Colony-Stimulating Factors In: Textbook of Critical Care, 4th Edition, Grenik, A (Ed), Philadelphia, Saunders, 2000; pp 542-561.
Konstantinov D., Bobev D., Michailov G., Kirov I. A seven years experience in treatment of childhood leukemia in Bulgaria. Pediatric Hematology Oncol 1998 Mar-April; 15(2): 157-164.