Susan L. Cohn Appointed Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Susan L. Cohn, MD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has been appointed Chief, Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation.

Dr. Cohn has devoted her career to the care of children with neuroblastoma, and to the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of the disease through the research in her laboratory. Dr. Cohn also has significant expertise in clinical trials and is a leader in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). She has served on the Board of Directors of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and was elected ASCO Treasurer from 2012-2015. Dr. Cohn co-Chairs the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force and played a key role in establishing the INRG Classification System. More recently she has worked with University of Chicago colleagues Samuel Volchenboum and Robert Grossman to create the Interactive INRG Database, an exciting new ecosystem for studying neuroblastoma.

Dr. Cohn received her medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago and completed her residency in pediatrics at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center. Following this, she completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University. Dr. Cohn joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 1987, where she remained until 2007 when she joined the University of Chicago as a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Clinical Sciences. Under her leadership the Pediatric Clinical Trials Office has grown significantly in order to meet the needs of the clinical researchers in the Department. In 2014, Dr. Cohn was appointed Dean for Clinical Research, and she is the current co-director of the Institute for Translation Medicine (ITM). In June, 2016, Dr. Cohn will received the prestigious ASCO Pediatric Oncology Award. Please join me in congratulating Sue on her new appointment.