Brian R. Rood, MD

Brian R. Rood, MD Brian R. Rood, MD

Brian R. Rood, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center whose primary clinical focus is pediatric neuro-oncology. Dr. Rood joined the faculty of Children’s National in 2002 after completing a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as well as a research fellowship in the molecular biology of brain tumors, both at Children’s National and Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Rood received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his training in General Pediatrics at the University of Vermont.

Dr. Rood is the Director of Clinical Neuro-oncology at Children’s and cares for brain tumor patients on the inpatient oncology ward and in the outpatient clinic. He is co-PI with Dr. Roger Packer of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium clinical trial program at Children’s. He also runs an active NIH funded molecular biology lab in the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research of the Children’s Research Institute. His lab is working to elucidate the mechanisms whereby the loss of the tumor suppressor gene HIC1 leads to the genesis of brain tumors. He is also investigating the proteome of cerebrospinal fluid in order to discover a protein marker for the presence of pediatric brain tumors.

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