Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Brenda Weigel & patient

Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc, Professor & Division Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is dedicated to the pursuit of a cure for every child.

The University of Minnesota Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division supports a comprehensive clinical, research and education program with a focus on five core areas: benign hematology, leukemia, brain tumors, solid tumors (sarcomas) and childhood cancer survivorship. Our physicians and researchers work together with one common purpose: to find a cure for every child.

Education & Training

The fellowship program of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Minnesota is aimed at the trainee whose goal is a career in academic medicine.

Patient Care

The team of pediatric hematologists and oncologists at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital collaborates with physicians from across the nation and globe to treat children who have malignant and nonmalignant diseases. Our multi-disciplinary care model is designed to support patients and families at a challenging – and often frightening – crossroad. Patients can trust that they have complete access to the best available care and therapies related to their diagnoses. In addition, all care is virtually under one roof, making coordination seamless, and the patient/family experience less stressful and more positive.

After treatment, our team also brings specialized care to every survivor that visits our Childhood Cancer Survivor Program


From the physicians and nurse practitioners to the social workers and pharmacists, we are all committed to improving the care of children with cancer. We practice academic medicine, and all members of our team are actively engaged in research that will make our treatments more effective, less toxic, and cure more kids. The research we take part in everyday helps not only children in Minnesota, but throughout the nation and world.