Amy L. Walz, MD
Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation; Clinical Practice Director, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Walz received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2005, prior to completing her Pediatrics residency at the University of Texas Southwestern/Children's Medical Center Dallas. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in 2015 and a fellowship in Developmental Therapeutics in 2016 at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Walz subsequently became a member of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology division at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in July 2016. She became the Clinical Practice Director for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in December 2021.
Dr. Walz's clinical focus centers on the treatment of pediatric solid tumor patients, including those with renal tumors, liver tumors, germ cell tumors, sarcomas, and rare tumors. Through her work with the Children's Oncology Group's Renal Disease Committee, she participates in the development of new therapeutic clinical trials for renal tumor patients.
Oncology, solid tumors (renal sarcomas), early phase clinical trials, fertility preservation and hormone restoration
Education & Training
Education: University of Louisville School of Medicine , 2009; Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2005
Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in developmental therapeutics , Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2015-2016; Fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2012-2015; Residency in pediatrics, Children's Medical Center Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2009-2012
Board Certifications: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics
Professional Organizations: Children’s Oncology Group, Children’s Oncology Group – Central Pathology Reviewer (Renal Tumor Committee), International Society of Pediatric Oncology, International Society of Paediatric Oncology-Renal Tumor Study Group
Research & Publications