Angela Waanders, MD, MPH is a pediatric neuro-oncologist with interest in genomic profiling, clinical informatics, biobanking, and data analytics. She grew up in Allegan, Michigan, and went on to attend Western Michigan University as a Medallion Scholar. She received a Master’s in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed training in both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Waanders was recruited to the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in 2019, and became the Director of Precision Medicine in Oncology and was also appointed as an Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As the current Executive Board Chair Co-Chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Network and with her translational research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute of Lurie Children’s, Dr. Waander’s focus is on developing novel therapeutic strategies to develop less toxic, more effective treatment strategies for all children with brain tumors.