Burton Appel, M.D.

Burton Appel, M.D., MBA is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric oncologist/hematologist who has served Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center since 1997. He is actively involved in the development of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

Dr. Appel has extensive experience in clinical research in pediatric oncology. He is the institutional principal investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), overseeing the conduct of clinical trials for all types of pediatric cancer. His particular area of expertise is treatment of pediatric lymphoma. He has led a COG trial for treatment of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma and has authored a number of publications on the biology and treatment of lymphoma.

Dr. Appel graduated from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, remaining at the University of Chicago for residency training in pediatrics and fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology. He received a Certificate in Bioethics and Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He went on to receive an MBA from the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University.

Dr. Appel serves as assistant professor of pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations also include membership in the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

I am inspired by the great advances in treatment of pediatric cancer in the past 20 years, made possible by clinical trials, and motivated by the courage of my patients and their families.

Dr. Burton Appel

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