Stephen L. Lessnick, MD, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Stephen Lessnick, MD, PhD, is director of the Center for Childhood Cancer for The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a physician for the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He holds the Elizabeth M. and Richard M. Ross Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research.

Dr. Lessnick earned his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, followed by MD and PhD degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and in pediatric hematology/oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Lessnick was on-faculty at the University of Utah for approximately 11 years. In July 2015, Dr. Lessnick joined the faculty at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer and The Ohio State University as a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT.

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/31/2015

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Boston Date Completed: 06/30/2001
Residency Children's Hospital of Boston Date Completed: 06/30/1998
Medical School University of California LA School of Medicine Date Completed: 05/31/1996
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