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Roger J. Packer, MD

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Senior Vice President , The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Director, Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)
Director, Neurofibromatosis Institute

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Neuroscience Research
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Specialties: Neuro-Oncology, Neurofibromatosis

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Child Neuro
National Provider Identifier1821175167

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

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Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
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Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia

6565 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Phone: 703-531-DOCS (3627)
Fax: 703-531-1590

** Physicians are employed by Pediatric Specialists of Virginia

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Northwestern University Evanston, ILBachelor of Science 1969 -1972
Medical School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, ILDoctor of Medicine 1972 -1976
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report2011
Best DoctorsWashingtonian Magazine2009
Best DoctorsVirginia Magazine2009
Top DoctorsCastle-Connelly Medical2009
Balinsky LecturerSickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada2009
Medical ExcellenceSauber Family Award, Children's National Medical Center2008
Congressional CitationUS CongressImproving Survivorship for Children with Brain Tumors2008
Carolyn Farb LecturerM.D. Anderson Cancer Center2008
Founder’s AwardPediatric Brain Tumor Foundation13th International Symposium on Pediatric Neural Oncology2008

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Disease ExpertAmerican Academy of NeurologyNeuro-Oncology2007 - 2009
ChairmanChildren’s Cancer Survivor StudyNeurology Working Group2000 - 2009
ChairmanDepartment of DefenseGoverning Board- Neurofibromatosis Consortium2005 - 2009
ChairmanChildren's Oncology GroupMedulloblastoma Committee2001 - 2009
ChairmanPediatric Brain Tumor ConsortiumEmbryonal Committee2001 - 2009
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorNeurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium2006 - 2011
InvestigatorNeurobiology of Diseases in ChildrenNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke2006 - 2010
Principal InvestigatorPediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Grant / Children's National Medical CenterNational Cancer Institute2004 - 2009
Principal InvestigatorBiologic Investigations in Brain Stem Pilocytic AstrocytomaJanower and Ragnoni Foundations/ Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation2006
Principal InvestigatorBiologic Investigations of Brain Stem GliomasKerr Foundation2006
Read more about the research interests of Roger J. Packer
Conference Presentation - Workshop, John K. Barlow Memorial Lecturer (2011), Improved Outcome for Children with Medulloblastoma in the Molecular Era, Workshop session presented at the Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology Grand Rounds

Conference Presentation - Workshop, Mark Nesbitt Memorial Lecturer (2011), Molecular Insights of Medulloblastoma: Towards More Effective Therapy, Workshop session presented at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

Journal Article, Packer, R.J., Jakacki, R., Horn, M., Rood, B., Vezina, G., MacDonald, T., Fisher, M.J., and Cohen, B.H. (2009), Objective response of multiply recurrent low-grade gliomas to bevicizumab and irinotecan, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 52, 791-795.

Journal Article, Armsrong, G.T., Liu, Q., Yasui, Y., Packer, R.J. (2009), Long term outcome among adult survivors of childhood central nervous system malignancies: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 101, 1-12.

Journal Article, Armsrong, G.T., Liu, Q., Yasui, Y., Packer, R.J. (2009), Long term outcome among adult survivors of childhood central nervous system malignancies: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 101, 1-12.

Journal Article, deBont, J., Packer, R.J., Michiels, E., den Boer, M., and Pieters, R. (2008), Biologic background of pediatric medulloblastoma and ependymoma: A review from a translational research standpoint, Neruo-Oncology, 10, 1040-1060.

Journal Article, Babovic-Vuksanovic, D., Packer, R.J., et al (2007), Phase I trial of pirfenidone in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and plexiform neurofribromas, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 36, 293-300.

Journal Article, Crawford, J., Vezina, G., and Packer, R.J. (2007), Central nervous system germ cell tumors of childhood, presentation and delay in diagnosis, Neurology, 68, 1668-1673.

Journal Article, Crawford, J., MacDonald, T., Packer, R.J. (2007), Medulloblastoma in childhood: new biologic advances, Lancet Neurology, 6, 1073-1085.

Journal Article, Packer, R.J., Gajjar, A., Vezina, G., Rorke-Adams, L., Burger, P.C., Robertson, P.L., Bayer, L., LaFond, D., Donahue, B.R., Marymont, M.H., Muraszko, K., Langston, S.J., and Sposto, R. (2006), Phase III prospective randomized study of craniospinal radiation therapy followed by one of two adjuvant chemotherapy regimens for newly-diagnosed average risk medulloblastoma, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24, 4202-4208.

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