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Steven Kuerbitz, MD

Director, Divisional Research, Shannon E. Wilkes Targeted Therapy Program; The Jeffrey A. Barbour Chair for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research and Healing; Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

Dr. Steven J. Kuerbitz has been in practice since 1991 and joined Akron Children’s in 2001. After receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University, he completed his residency at Indiana University/Purdue University of Indiana and the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has a special interest in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cancer genetics/epigenetics, and drug resistance in osteosarcoma. Dr. Kuerbitz is board-certified in pediatric hematology-oncology. 

Cancer and Blood Disorders, Akron
Cancer and Blood Disorders, Boardman
Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Pediatrics: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Board Certifications:
Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
Academic Appointments:
Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests:
Stem cell transplantation, genetics of childhood cancer
Special Interests:
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; cancer genetics/epigenetics; drug resistance in osteosarcoma
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