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Michael M. Etzl, MD

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Interim Division Chief, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; Clinical Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematology


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

About Michael M. Etzl, MD

Michael M. Etzl Jr., MD is Medical Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Clinical and Research Program. He has been a member of the Phoenix Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology faculty since 1987. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Etzl received his bachelor's degree in Biology from LaSalle University and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His pediatric residency training was at Emory University / Grady Memorial Hospital and his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training was at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Etzl is committed to improving the survival and quality of life for Arizona's children through comprehensive, family centered care, education, and research. His special interest is in clinical research, specifically in the area of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors. He is an active participant in the Children's Neuro-Oncology Consortium as well as the Children's Oncology Group and the Society of Neuro-Oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, The Phoenix Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Etzl is ABMS board certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatrics.
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Education & Training

Board Certification

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; General Pediatrics

Medical School / Education

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.


(Pediatrics) Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA


(Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.


(Pediatrics) Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Professional Affiliations

Children's Oncology Group; Children's Neuro-Oncology Consortium; American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology; Society for Neuro-Oncology; American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Top-Doc

Research & Publications

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology