Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center Associate Director, Institute for Translational Medicine
Associate Chief, Research Informatics Officer
Dean of Master's Education

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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • International Society for Computational Biology
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Children?s Oncology Group
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Practicing Since

  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Residency

  • Boston Children's Hospital

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology,MS

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