Robin Norris, MD

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Robin Norris, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division: Hematology / Oncology


Robin E. Norris, MD, MS, MPH, is a pediatric cancer specialist (hematology and oncology) and Director of the Pediatric Developmental Therapeutics Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Norris is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology. Her special interests include developmental therapeutics, pharmacology and treatment of relapsed cancer. She joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2012.

Dr. Norris graduated from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., with a bachelor’s degree in human biology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. After completing her residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, Calif., she completed her studies for a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, Calif. She obtained her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., and in 2010 completed a Master of Science in translational research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Norris’ interest is in advancing the treatment of children with recurrent cancer. She currently is Principal Investigator on a trial evaluating a novel antibody for pediatric cancers and Principal Investigator for the effort to expand access to early clinical trials for children, adolescents and young adults with relapsed or refractory cancers through the Developmental Therapeutics Program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Since 2008 Dr. Norris has completed four other clinical trials of new treatments for cancer in children. She has published her research in leading medical journals and presented at national medical meetings. She currently serves as auditor for the Children’s Oncology Group, the national pediatric cancer research consortium.

She is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Cancer Research.

Research Interests

• Recurrent cancer in children

Awards and Recognitions

• Foerderer Award for International Study, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010
• Young Investigator Award, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, 2008