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Amar Gajjar, MD

Principal Investigator, Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist

Dr. Gajjar is co-chair of the Department of Oncology, interim chair of the Department of Pediatric Medicine and director of the Neuro-Oncology Division at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Gajjar is also co-leader of the hospital’s Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program, one of five cross-disciplinary, multi-departmental programs in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is principal or co-principal investigator in several innovative clinical trials of new treatments for a variety of childhood brain tumors, with a focus on medulloblastomas, PNET and rhabdoid tumors (ATRT). Dr. Gajjar has been instrumental in the growth of the Neuro-Oncology program at St. Jude and in developing international collaborations with Australia, Canada and other leading institutions in the United States. Dr. Gajjar also works to develop key bridges between the clinical research and laboratory-based research programs within the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program. He is co-author of over 175 papers, many of which have contributed to the improved clinical care of children with brain tumors.

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