Stewart Goldman, MD
Chair, Department of Child Health

Department Contact:
Alexis Souza

Stewart Goldman, MD

Brief Bio

Dr. Goldman — an internationally renowned pediatric oncologist and physician-researcher — serves as the chair of the Department of Child Health and senior vice president of research.

In his role leading the Department of Child Health science laboratories at the College of Medicine – Phoenix, Dr. Goldman and his team focus on translational research across all aspects of children and family health to innovate clinical care, advance new therapies for common and rare childhood diseases, and to improve the emotional, educational and cognitive well-being of children.

Dr. Goldman came to Phoenix after a 23-year tenure at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly known as Children’s Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he was the division head of Hematology-Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation; was honored as the Meryl Suzanne Weiss Distinguished Professor in Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation; and served as a professor of Pediatrics.

An accomplished leader in brain tumor research, his contributions to the medical and scientific communities are significant. Dr. Goldman has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has held various leadership positions within the Children's Oncology Group, the National Cancer Institute’s Brain Malignancies Steering Committee, multiple committees for the American Society for Pediatric Hematology Oncology, as well as the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium’s Executive, Steering and Scientific Committees.

He has also been the recipient of dozens of awards — such as Loyola University’s 2020 Stritch School of Medicine Alumni of the Year for Excellence in Research and Innovation, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation’s Pioneer Award for outstanding contributions in pediatric neuro-oncology and brain tumor research and the University of Chicago’s Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

He received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals.