Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Brenda Weigel

Contact Info

weige007@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2778

Fax 612-626-2815

Office Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
460B MCRB
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
612-626-5501

Administrative Email
rickj@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-624-3913

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology


Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist


MD, MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MSc, Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Summary

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

  • Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" 
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors" (2012-2017) 
  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors" (2016-2107)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2009-2013)
  • Appointed member of AACR Pediatric Oncology Task Force (2009)
  • Advisory Board for Pediatric Sarcoma, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • NIH/NCI Pediatric Pre-clinical Testing Program, COG Disease Committee Liaison Advisory Council (2006)
  • Butterfly Award, Children’s Cancer Research Fund (2006)
  • Alexander Charles Jundt Research Award (2005)
  • Lehman/Children's Cancer Research Fund, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer (2004)
  • University Pediatrics Foundation Scholar Award, University of Minnesota (2003)
  • Translational Research Award, Children's Oncology Group (2002)
  • Young Investigator Award, Children's Oncology Group (2002-2003)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (1999-2001)
  • Chief Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,University of Minnesota (1998-2000)

Professional Associations

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

Research

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

Clinical

Specialties

  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Clinics

Journey Clinic - Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Sarcomas; developmental therapeutics; leukemias