Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Pediatric Familial Cancer Clinic, University of ChicagoBiography
Kenan Onel, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Hematology/Oncology, and Director of the Pediatric Familial Cancer Clinic at The University of Chicago. After receiving his undergraduate degree as well as an MA in modern European history at Yale, Dr Onel completed both an MD and a PhD in molecular biology as part of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program. Dr Onel then trained as a pediatrician at the Childrens Hospital of New York, and as a pediatric oncologist at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr Onels interest in the genetic basis of cancer developed while caring for children with cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and so, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer genetics at the Rockefeller University. As a physician/scientist, the goal of Dr Onels research is to understand the genetic contribution to cancer risk and response to therapy using genomic platforms and systems biology strategies. He has been a faculty member at The University of Chicago since 2004.