Lurie Children’s Hospital Names Robert Liem, MD, Head of Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
After a national search, Robert Liem, MD, has been named Division Head of Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. In this role, Dr. Liem will be honored as the Meryl Suzanne Weiss Distinguished Professor in Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr. Liem has been serving as Interim Division Head and Section Head of Hematology since early 2022. Since 2021, he has served as Associate Chair for Ambulatory Services of the Department of Pediatrics.
“Dr. Liem is an NIH-funded researcher and a highly regarded clinician with expertise in sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. He has done an excellent job in the interim role, and we are thrilled that he will continue to lead the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders on the permanent basis,” said Estella Alonso, MD, Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Liem completed his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is now Professor of Pediatrics. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at Lurie Children’s, and his advanced fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a nonprofit organization committed to providing access to exceptional care for every child. It is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Lurie Children’s is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children’s treats more children with cancer and blood disorders than any other hospital in Illinois.