Michlitsch, Jennifer G., MD

Jennifer Michlitsch


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Clinical Specialties

Cancer, tumors, sarcoma, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, brain and spinal cord tumors, pediatric oncology, hepatoblastoma, wilms tumor blood and bone marrow cancers, blood disorders, anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia and lymphoma, hodgkins and non-hodgkins, stem cell transplantation


Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Medical School

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA


Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, CA
(Pediatric Hematology, Oncology)


Children's Hospital Los Angeles,CA


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA

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My Work

About Me

Dr. Michlitsch joined the clinical faculty in 2010. Her fellowship research focused on epigenetic silencing of transgenes, and this work has fostered her strength and commitment to refractory and recurrent cancer. Recently, she became Chair of the Oncology Tumor Board. Dr. Michlitsch has become the Oakland Principal Investigator (PI) for early phase I trials with UCSF including Co-PI for “Discovering Therapeutic Targets Using Circulating Tumor DNA in Pediatric Patients with Solid and CNS Malignancies: A Pilot Study” – joint study with UCSF. She is working to open more early phase studies of for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory malignancies. Dr. Michlitsch is very active in the teaching program, the fellowship Scholarship Oversight Committee, and the Clinical Competency Committee. She is a mentor for the CHORI Minority Summer Student Program. She is an active member of our outreach program and sees patients in Walnut Creek.

Selected Research and Publications:

  1. Michlitsch JG. Cardiopulmonary Emergencies. In: Agrawal AK, Hastings CH, Feusner J, eds. Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology. Berlin: Springer; 2014 (in press).
  2. Michlitsch JG, Azimi M, Hoppe C, Lorey F, Walters MC, Lubin B, Vichinsky E. Newborn screening for hemoglobinopathies in California. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008; Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Michlitsch JG, Walters MC. Recent advances in bone marrow transplantation in hemoglobinopathies. Curr Mol Med 2008:8(7):675-89.
  4. Hagar RW, Michlitsch JG, Gardner J, Vichinsky EP, Morris CR. Clinical differences between children and adults with pulmonary hypertension and sickle cell disease. Br J Haematol 2008;140(1):104-12.