Brenda Weigel

Professor, Division Director, Lehman Family Chair in Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, Brain Tumor Program
Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist


Dr. Brenda 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.

Dr. 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.

Clinical Summary

Sarcomas; developmental therapeutics; leukemias


MD, MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
MSc in Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

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, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Appointed member of AACR Pediatric Oncology Task Force
Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Best Doctors in America®
Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors", Minnesota Monthly Magazine



Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Mayo Mail Code 484
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact

Elizabeth Hendrickson Nalli
Administrative Phone: 612-626-5501
Administrative Email: