Joseph Neglia

Department Head and Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Ruben-Bentson Chair
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, School of Public Health
Faculty Member, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Physician-in-Chief, M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist


Dr. Joseph Neglia is the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Physician-in-Chief of the M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital. He holds the Ruben-Bentson Chair and a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health.

Dr. Neglia's area of research involves the long-term effects of cancer therapy in cancer survivors and the occurrence of second malignancies following childhood cancer. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of childhood cancer long-term effects. He currently is Principal Investigator at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota for the Children's Oncology Group (COG), and the vice-chair of the Voting Body of the COG. Dr. Neglia is also Principal Investigator of an American Cancer Society Grant investigating neuro-behavioral outcomes of children recently treated for leukemia.

Dr. Neglia has been involved in numerous service activities both within and outside of the University of Minnesota. He is an active member of Children's Oncology Group, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. He regularly reviews manuscripts for numerous journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Cancer among others. At the University level, he has been elected as an alternate member of the University Senate and developed and directed the original Cancer Center Database.

Research Interests
Long-term effects of cancer therapy
Occurrence of second malignancies following childhood cancer


MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
MPH in Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
America's Top Oncologists Award, American Registry LLC
U.S. News & World Report "Top Doctor"
Top Doctors for Cancer, Newsweek
America's Top Doctors for Cancer, American Registry LLC
Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine "Super Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Lifetime Achievement Award, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Minnesota Business Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Best Doctors in America
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine



Pediatric Department Head Office
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-121
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

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