Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Shahab Asgharzadeh is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology at the University of Southern California. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1992 and medical degree from University of Illinois in 1996. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago in 2000, and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at in 2004 prior to joining USC.
Dr. Asgharzadeh specializes in treating children with neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma and leads a research laboratory aimed at understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment in biology of these tumors. His research also uses next generation sequencing technologies to discover novel targets for therapy. His group’s identification of the role of immune system in neuroblastomas has provided data for the use of new immunotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of this disease.
Dr. Asgharzadeh’s research program is funded by number of organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. He is a member of the NIH sponsored Neuroblastoma Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (Neuroblastoma TARGET) project and an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group and serves on this organization’s Neuroblastoma Biology Committee.