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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Associate Chief Research Informatics Officer; Director, Center for Research Informatics; Associate Director, Institute for Translational Medicine

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Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS

Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS, is an expert in pediatric cancers and blood disorders. He has a special interest in treating children with neuroblastoma, a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Volchenboum studies ways to harness computers to enable research and foster innovation using large data sets. He directs the development of the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group Database project, which connects international patient data with external information such as genomic data and tissue availability. The Center he runs provides computational support for the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, including high-performance computing, applications development, bioinformatics, and access to the clinical research data warehouse.

Areas of Expertise

Education

Mayo Clinic

Additional Education

  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Additional Graduate Degree(s): MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • The International Society for Computational Biology
  • Childrens Oncology Group
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1998

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English