Daniel S. Wechsler, MD PhD

Committee Member

Dan Wechsler, MD, PhD has been an academic Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist for more than twenty years. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his Medical and Doctoral degrees from McGill University. After completing his Pediatric Residency Training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he was a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellow at Johns Hopkins. He was a faculty member at the University of Michigan prior to moving to Duke University as Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. He is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellow trainees, and served as Director of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program from 1999-2006. As a Member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), he has cared for hundreds of pediatric patients with cancer, with particular clinical and research interests in Neuroblastoma and Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His active research laboratory has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and numerous Foundations, and is focused on study of leukemia pathogenesis. He served on an NIH Study Section from 2002-2008, and he reviews Pediatric Cancer grant applications for Foundations including St. Baldrick’s, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Hematology and Hyundai Hope on Wheels. In addition, he reviews manuscripts for more than a dozen journals, also serving on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Blood & Cancer. He has authored more than 50 publications, and presented more than 70 abstracts at national and international meetings. He has served on the COG Neuroblastoma Biology Committee (2002-present), and on the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (ASPHO) Training (2002-2008), Program (2007-present) and Continuing Education (2009-present) Committees. He is a Founding Medical Board Member for Hyundai Hope on Wheels.