Leo Mascarenhas, MD MS

Past Scientific Advisory Committee Chair & Emeritus Board Member

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas is the Section Head of Oncology and the Director of the Solid Tumor Program at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is also the Director of the Clinical Trials Program within the Center and the Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Children’s Oncology Group (COG) at CHLA. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and an attending oncologist in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at CHLA. Dr. Mascarenhas is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors. His research focus is on clinical trials for sarcomas in pediatrics, adolescents and young adults, as well as developmental therapeutics for pediatric solid tumors. Dr. Mascarenhas is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology. He also received his master’s degree in clinical and biomedical investigations from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.