Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Specialist
Dr. Siegel is a retired pediatric hematologist-oncologist and university professor who is currently involved in leadership roles in several regional and national non-profit organizations dealing with children's health. He consults internationally pediatric health and hospital development and in the programmatic development in pediatric and young adult oncology. Dr. Siegel was Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for 35 years and the founding director of the the Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases. He was Professor and Head of the Division of Hematology-Oncology Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. Dr. Siegel is the founder and president of Southern California Children's Cancer Services, the predecessor to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, and is a member of the National Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Dr. Siegel recently shifted his focus to international medicine and remains a leader in supportive care and research in pediatric oncology, with a special focus on neuroblastoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Ewing Sarcoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors. From developing the first pediatric protective environment in 1971 for children undergoing intensive chemotherapy, to pioneering current efforts to develop academic and clinical care programs nationally and locally for adolescents and young adults with cancer, Dr. Siegel’s contributions have revolutionized the field of pediatric oncology.
Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his and pediatric training at the University of Minnesota and his pediatric oncology training at the National Cancer Institute.