Christopher L. Moertel, MD
Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist; Clinical Director, Pediatric Neuro-oncology
- Pediatric Cancer, Hematology and Oncology
- Brain Cancer
- Journey Clinic -- Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders
- Explorer Clinic -- Pediatric Specialty Care
University of Minnesota Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX (Pediatrics)
Mayo Clinic/Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester MN (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology)
Lynn Levercom Wodziak
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
MMC 484 Mayo
8484B (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Dr. Moertel graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed his fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Mayo Clinic/ Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the medical staff at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in 1990. While at Children’s, he served as Chief of Staff, Medical Director of Hematology/Oncology and Lead Physician in the Theodora Lang Oncology Clinic, among other leadership positions. While at Children’s, he was co-director of neuro-oncology, founder and medical director of the Neurocutaneous Syndromes Clinic Without Walls, and attending physician in pediatrics at the Fairview/University Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. Dr. Moertel has served on numerous national and local professional committees and is the author of a number of book chapters, articles and abstracts. Special interests include rare pediatric tumors, neurofibromatosis-associated neoplasia, and the therapy of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
Dr. Moertel currently attends patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Clinic, the University of Minnesota Physicians Pediatric Speciality Clinic in St. Paul, Fairview/University Hospital, Gillette Children’s Speciality Health Care, and Children’s Hospital, St. Paul.
Keng VW, Rahrmann EP, Watson AL, Tschida BR, Moertel CL, Jessen WJ, Rizvi TA, Collins MH, Ratner N, Largaespada DA. PTEN and NF1 Inactivation in Schwann Cells Produces a Severe Phenotype in the Peripheral Nervous System That Promotes the Development and Malignant Progression of Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors. Cancer Res. 2012 Jul 1;72(13):3405-13. Epub 2012 Jun 14.
PMID: 22700876 [PubMed - in process]
Perko R, Messinger Y, Moertel C. Pseudometastasis secondary to histoplasmosis infection: false-positive PET/CT findings. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Apr;54(4):621-3.
PMID: 19998468 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Yi JS, Moertel CL, Baker KS. Homozygous alpha-thalassemia treated with intrauterine transfusions and unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation. J Pediatr. 2009 May;154(5):766-8.
PMID: 19364562 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Priest JR, Hill DA, Williams GM, Moertel CL, Messinger Y, Finkelstein MJ, Dehner LP; International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Registry. Type I pleuropulmonary blastoma: a report from the International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Registry. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Sep 20;24(27):4492-8.
PMID: 16983119 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Priest JR, Magnuson J, Williams GM, Abromowitch M, Byrd R, Sprinz P, Finkelstein M, Moertel CL, Hill DA. Cerebral metastasis and other central nervous system complications of pleuropulmonary blastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007 Sep;49(3):266-73. Review.
PMID: 16807914 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Widemann BC, Balis FM, Shalabi A, Boron M, O'Brien M, Cole DE, Jayaprakash N, Ivy P, Castle V, Muraszko K, Moertel CL, Trueworthy R, Hermann RC, Moussa A, Hinton S, Reaman G, Poplack D, Adamson PC. Treatment of accidental intrathecal methotrexate overdose with intrathecal carboxypeptidase G2. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Oct 20;96(20):1557-9.
PMID: 15494606 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Rosen GM, Bendel AE, Neglia JP, Moertel CL, Mahowald M. Sleep in children with neoplasms of the central nervous system: case review of 14 children. Pediatrics. 2003 Jul;112(1 Pt 1):e46-54. Review.
PMID: 12837905 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]