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Galit P. Rosen, MD, FAAP

Director, Survivor Program, Hematology & Oncology

Office: Phoenix Childrens Medical Group - Hematology / Oncology
Address: 1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-7710
Phone: (602) 933-0920
Fax: (602) 933-2492
Professional Affiliations: Children's Oncology Group; American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology; American Society of Hematology; American Academy of Pediatrics; Oncofertility Consortium; International Society of Fertility Preservation
Academic Affiliations: Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix; Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Degree/Certifications: MD, FAAP
Board Certifications: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Medical School/Education: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Residency: (Pediatrics) University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship: (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, CA
My research interests lay in the area of pediatric cancer survivorship and the late effects of cancer therapy, with a focus on endocrine disorders. I am currently investigating the problems of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in this patient population. I am working to understand the pathophysiologic changes that occur in peripheral tissues secondary to chemotherapy and radiation and to elucidate the chronologic series of events that leads to metabolic syndrome in pediatric cancer survivors.

I am the medical director the Survivor Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which encompasses both a clinical and research program. Children and adult survivors of childhood cancer receive annual comprehensive multi-disciplinary care for medical, educational, and quality of life issues faced by pediatric cancer survivors. Approximately 300 patients are evaluated every year in the clinic. We accept all patients who are within 10 years of completion of cancer therapy, regardless of the facility where original cancer treatment was received, and also perform one-time consultations for very-long term (>10years) adult survivors. As director, I set the program’s goals and direction, and represent the program’s interest within the division. I also have a clinical interest in the reproductive late effects of cancer therapy and provide consultations for fertility counseling and preservation.

My clinical responsibilities further include attending ~8 weeks per year on the inpatient hematology/oncology service, supervising clinical fellows in hematology/oncology, pediatric residents, medical students, and oncology nurse practitioners. I also care for patients 5 days a week in the hematology/oncology clinic.
Research/Special Interests: Pediatric Cancer Survivorship; Oncofertility and Fertility Preservation; General Oncology; Benign Hematology
Publications: 1. Rosen GP, Beebe K, Shaibi G. Vitamin D levels differ by cancer diagnosis and decline over time in survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun; 60(6):949-52.

2. Rosen GP, Nguyen T, Shaibi G. Metabolic syndrome in pediatric cancer survivors: A mechanistic review. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Aug 1 (epub ahead of print).