Dr. Christopher L Moertel MD
Hematologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Hematology-Oncology2450 Riverside Ave. East Building, Ninth Minneapolis MN, 55454
Dr. Christopher Moertel is a pediatric hematologist practicing in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Moertel specializes in treating children that have a blood disease or cancer. Such blood diseases include disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. The types of cancers that Dr. Moertel treats include leukemias, lymphomas and certain tumors. Dr. Moertel can also treat bleeding disorders in children. Pediatric hematologists can be found in childrens hospitals, community hospitals, university medical centers and more.
Education and Training
Univ of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 1984
- Central nervous system atypical teratoid tumor/rhabdoid tumor: response to intensive therapy and review of the literature.
- Acute polyosteal osteomyelitis in a patient with congenital ichthyosis and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
- Sleep in children with neoplasms of the central nervous system: case review of 14 children.
- Wilms' tumor: a new cause for urinary extravasation.
- Cerebral metastasis and other central nervous system complications of pleuropulmonary blastoma.
- Homozygous alpha-thalassemia treated with intrauterine transfusions and unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation.
- Carcinoid tumor of the appendix in the first two decades of life.
- Acute megakaryocytic leukemia.
- Forward genetic screen for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor formation identifies new genes and pathways driving tumorigenesis.
- Sustained remission of severe Multicentric Castleman disease following multiagent chemotherapy and tocilizumab maintenance.
- A novel APC gene mutation associated with a severe phenotype in a patient with Turcot syndrome.
- Co-targeting the MAPK and PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathways in two genetically engineered mouse models of schwann cell tumors reduces tumor grade and multiplicity.
- Victory and defeat in the induction of a therapeutic response through vaccine therapy for human and canine brain tumors: a review of the state of the art.
- Report of a patient with a constitutional missense mutation in SMARCB1, Coffin-Siris phenotype, and schwannomatosis.
- Resolution of Elevated Urine Glycosaminoglycans and Clinical Features of Mucopolysaccharidosis After Successful Treatment of Neuroblastoma.
- Mayo Grad Sch Med/Mayo Fndn, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Baylor Coll Of Med, Pediatrics
- Baylor College Of Med
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