Susan Gail Kreissman
Susan Gail Kreissman

Susan Gail Kreissman

Professor of Pediatrics


The emphasis of Dr Kreissman's clinical research involves the study of childhood neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood and this disease has a diverse clinical phenotype and prognosis. Dr Kreissman has developed, written, and served as national protocol chairman for 2 clinical trials designed to improve outcome for children with the high risk form of this disease through the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Results of this protocol have been published " A Randomized Study of Purged Versus Unpurged Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant Following Dose Intensive Induction Therapy for High Risk Neuroblastoma" and established the new standard of using unpurged PBSC to support autologous transplant in high risk neuroblastoma. Dr. Kreissman has served as a member of the Neuroblastoma committees for COG. She was involved in designing and implimenting additional new protocols for the treatment of neuroblastoma.


Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine

2021 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2000 School of Medicine


M.D. 1985

1985 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Intern, Pediatrics

1986 Children's Hospital, Boston

Resident, Pediatrics

1988 Children's Hospital, Boston

Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics

1989 Children's Hospital, Boston

Research Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics

1991 Children's Hospital, Boston

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs

Offices & Contact

393 Hanes House
Durham, NC
Box 102382 DUMC
Durham, NC