Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Brenda Weigel

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-5501

Fax 612-624-3913

Office Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
425 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
MMC 366 Mayo
8366C (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Rick Jacobson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist

MD, MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Pediatric Residency, University of Western Ontario

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Fellowship, University of Minnesota

MSc, Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario


Dr. Brenda Weigel received her medical degree from MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and did her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. She came to the University of Minnesota in 1996 to do a Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant. During her four-year fellowship, Dr. Weigel worked in the lab of Dr. Bruce Blazar and developed a murine model of rhabdomyosarcoma.

Dr. Weigel is currently the Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She is a professor cross-appointed at the University of Minnesota's Cancer Center and the Department of Pediatrics, and the recipient of the Lehman/Children’s Cancer Research Fund Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer. She is also the Co-Director of the Sarcoma Program for the Masonic Cancer Center, and an Associate Director of the Cancer Experimental Therapeutics Initiative for the Masonic Cancer Center.

Awards & Recognition

  • (2012-2015) Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"
  • (2014) Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor"
  • (2009-2013) Best Doctors in America®
  • 2009 Appointed member of AACR Pediatric Oncology Task Force
  • 2008 Advisory Board for Pediatric Sarcoma, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2006 NIH/NCI Pediatric Pre-clinical Testing Program, COG Disease Committee Liaison Advisory Council
  • 2006 Butterfly Award, Children’s Cancer Research Fund
  • 2005 Alexander Charles Jundt Research Award
  • 2004 Lehman/Children's Cancer Research Fund, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer
  • 2003 University Pediatrics Foundation Scholar Award, University of Minnesota
  • 2002 Translational Research Award, Children's Oncology Group
  • 2001 Young Investigator Award, Children's Oncology Group
  • 2000 Young Investigator Award, Children's Oncology Group (formerly known as Children's Cancer Group)
  • 1999 Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 1998-2000 Chief Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,University of Minnesota

Professional Associations

Chair, Developmental Therapeutics Committee, Children's Oncology Group (COG)


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Weigel’s translational research interests are centered in her extensive involvement with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Her responsibilities with the COG include:

  • Chair, Developmental Therapeutics
  • Co-chair for New High Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma Study
  • Chair, Phase II Study of IGFR Antibody
  • Chair, High Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma Study



  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatrics


Journey Clinic - Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Clinical Interests

Sarcomas; developmental therapeutics; leukemias