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Naomi J. Balamuth, MD

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


2008 and 2009, Hyundai Hope on Wheels Clinical Scholar, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2007, Amgen Hematology & Oncology Fellowship Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2006, Alex's Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2005, Anne E. Dyson Advocacy Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2002, Louis G. Welt Outstanding Thesis Award, Yale University




Kazak AE, Alderfer MA, Rodriguez A. Psychological issues in cancer survival in pediatric populations. In Miller S, Bowen D, Croyle R, Rowland J, editors. Handbook of behavioral science and cancer. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association; 2008. p.449-65.

Pentz RD, Haight AE, Noll RB, Barfield R, Pelletier W, Davies S, et al. The ethical justification for a minor sibling bone marrow donation: a case study. The Oncologist. 2008. p. 148-51.


Memberships in professional organizations

2006-present, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
2006-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2006-present, American Association for Cancer Research
2006-present, American Society of Hematology
2002-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

Original Papers


Balamuth NJ, Wood A, Wang Q, Jagannathan J, Mayes P, Zhang Z, et al. Serial transcriptome analysis and cross-species integration identifies centromere-associated protein E as a novel neuroblastoma target. Cancer Res. 2010 Apr 1;70(7):2749-58. Epub 2010 Mar 16. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20233875. Read the abstract

Iyer R, Evans AE, Qi X, Ho R, Minturn JE, Zhao H, et al. Lestaurtinib enhances the antitumor efficacy of chemotherapy in murine xenograft models of neuroblastoma. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Mar 1;16(5):1478-85. Epub 2010 Feb 23. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20179224. Read the article

Balamuth N, Womer RB. Ewing’s sarcoma. Lancet Oncology 2010 Feb; 11(2): 184-192. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20152770. Read the abstract

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