Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH

Department Head and Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Joseph Neglia

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-3113

Fax 612-626-6601

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

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Department Head and Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Professor, School of Public Health

Faculty Member, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Physician-in-Chief, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist

MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Residency in Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2019, 2021)
  • Best Doctors in America, American Health Council (1996-2014, 2017)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2007-2010, 2012-2022)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Minnesota Business Magazine (2015)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine "Super Doctors" (2012-2015)
  • Top Doctors for Cancer, Newsweek (2015)
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer, American Registry LLC (2012-2013)
  • America's Top Oncologists Award, American Registry LLC (2009, 2013)
  • U.S. News & World Report "Top Doctor" (2012)
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (1996)

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Minnesota Chapter (2014-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2011-present)
  • Histiocyte Society (1998-present)
  • International Society of Pediatric Oncology (1993-present)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (1990-present)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (1989-present)
  • Society for Pediatric Epidemiology Research (1989-present)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (1988-present)


Research Summary/Interests

Long-term effects of cancer therapy; Occurrence of second malignancies following childhood cancer.



  • Pediatric hematology/oncology, Pediatric blood and marrow transplantation, Brain tumors, Retinoblastoma, Long-term survivors of childhood cancer

Board Certifications

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