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Robert J. Vasquez Jr., MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Accepting New Patients
Robert J. Vasquez Jr., MD, PhD
5 of 5 Stars
Based on 6 Patient Verified Ratings
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Robert J. Vasquez Jr., MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location

Biography

Robert Vasquez, MD, PhD, specializes in pediatric hematology oncology at Ochsner Health. Dr. Vasquez grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He completed a B.S. at Muhlenberg College and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Lehigh University. He then did post-doctoral work at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His research focused on the regulation of cell division and mechanisms involved in migration and metastasis. He completed his medical degree at the State University of New York - Downstate Medical College and his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is the Director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant and the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer and Survivor programs at Ochsner. He is an investigator with the Children's Oncology Group. Dr. Vasquez is a member of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology and the American Society for Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant. His clinical interests include young adult leukemias and cancers, Ewing sarcoma, neuroblastoma and sickle cell disease.

Education and Training

Medical School

Downstate Medical Center/SUNY Downstate
Field of Study: medicine

State University of New York

Internship

University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
Field of Study: pediatrics

Residency

University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
Field of Study: pediatrics

University of Chicago Hospitals
Field of Study: Pediatrics

Fellowship

University of Chicago Hospital
Field of Study: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
Field of Study: pediatric hematology and oncology

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

January 2024

Dr. Vasquez is the best. I feel very confident after a visit and speaking with him. He keeps me informed of the whole process and answers all my questions and concerns.

December 2023

Dr. Vasquez was very patient with all of our questions!