Medical School

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Department of Pediatrics

Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc

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Academic Title

Associate Professor

Clinical Title

Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cancer, Hematology and Oncology
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer


  • Journey Clinic -- Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders


Medical School
MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
University of Western Ontario (Pediatrics)
University of Minnesota (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation)
M.Sc., Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario

Contact Info




Administrative Contact

Rick Jacobson

Office Address
Pediatric Hem/Onc/BMT
425 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

Bio Statement

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 an associate 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.

Research 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

  • 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

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