Dr. Stuart E. Siegel, MD
Dr. Stuart E. Siegel, M.D., received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Boston University, pediatric training at the University of Minnesota, and pediatric oncology training at the National Cancer Institute. He has served as a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC for 47 years. He was named the first holder of the Stuart E. Siegel, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He served as the Founding Director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at USC for 18 years. He also served as the Director of the Center for Global Health at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Since 2011, Dr. Siegel has been the Chair of the Board of Directors of CureSearch, a national pediatric cancer research philanthropy, and Vice President of the Health Care Foundation of Ventura County. Previously, he has been active in leadership roles in the National Leukemia Broadcast Council, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. He is also on the Boards of CHLA, the Chase Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities Global and the Southern California Ronald McDonald organization, and ThinkCure. Dr. Siegel is also the immediate past President of the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition of California.
Dr. Siegel was the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Caring Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Boston University. His involvement in the area of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology began with his participation in the joint Lance Armstrong Foundation – NIH sponsored Progress Review Group in 2003. He brings expertise as a leader in the development of pediatric hematology-oncology programs, an active clinical research career in pediatric oncology, a leadership role in the development and implementation of the discipline of AYA oncology as well as one of the first academic programs in the AYA oncology area, and prior leadership of a number of grant initiatives in pediatric and AYA oncology research and demonstration projects.