Karim Sadak, MD, MPH, MSE

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Karim Sadak

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-2778

Fax 612-626-2815

Office Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
A541 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
MMC 484 Mayo
8484A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Lynn Levercom Wodziak

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Hematologist / Oncologist

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Residency in Pediatrics, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Falls Church, VA

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

MSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

MPH, Epidemiology, George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC

BAS, Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; BA, Spanish, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Dr. Sadak received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He previously had received a Master’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in Biomedical Engineering. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Falls Church, Virginia and his fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. During his fellowship, Dr. Sadak performed clinical research in childhood cancer survivorship under the mentorship of Gregory Reaman, MD (former Chair, Children’s Oncology Group [COG]) and concurrently earned a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Dr. Sadak is currently the Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics. His clinical and research expertise focuses on survivors of childhood cancer. He has particular interest in adolescent and young adult survivors and has performed research identifying facilitators of transition for childhood cancer survivorship care in this population. Under his leadership, the Cancer Survivorship Program has several clinical studies open to enrollment for childhood cancer survivors and is actively seeking to expand this research program with multi-disciplinary collaborations across both the Cancer Center and the institution.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2022)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2019, 2021, 2022)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2015-2017)


Research Summary/Interests

Transition of Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care; Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care


  1. Sadak, KT, Ritchey, ML, Dome, JS. Paediatric genitourinary cancers and late effects of treatment. Nat Rev Urol. 10(1):15-25, 2012.
  2. Sadak, KT, DiNofia, A, Reaman, GH. Patient-Perceived Facilitators in the Transition of Care for Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. In press.



  • Providing care to childhood cancer survivorsTransitioning childhood cancer survivorship care to age-appropriate settings for adolescents and young adults


Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center;Journey Clinic - Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders;Masonic Cancer Center;University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital; Hennepin County Medical Center