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Javier E. Oesterheld, MD

Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Endowed Chair for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Specialty Medical Director – Pediatric Hematology / Oncology / BMT and Palliative Care, Levine Children’s Hospital

Dr. Oesterheld is helping to lead our ongoing pursuit of better treatments for childhood cancer. And in 2017, he was named the first Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Endowed Chair, a role that supports his mission to improve lives and outcomes of pediatric cancer patients in our region. He’s also the principal investigator for Carolinas Kids Cancer Research Coalition, in conjunction with the developmental therapeutics program at Levine Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Oesterheld is the study chair or site principal investigator for multiple clinical research studies into acute leukemia, high-grade non-Hodgkin leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia and refractory pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His research has been published in top journals and has led to lecture invitations across the country.


Medical school
Universidad Central del Caribe

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Specialty: Pediatrics

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Hematology-Oncology