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Tanja Gruber, MD

  • Tanja Andrea Gruber
  • “Information is power. When families understand what you're doing and why, that helps us work together.”

It's important to me that patients have state-of-the-art care and a team that really cares about them. Its emotionally very difficult to have cancer or have a child with cancer, and we work hard to support patients and their families throughout the journey. It's very much a family affair.

Making sure the family and patient are informed is paramount, and I spend a lot of time explaining the treatment in detail. Information is power, and when families understand what you're doing and why, that helps us work together on decision-making. By the end of treatment, families often say to me, “I know so much, I could be a doctor.”

I want patients to look forward to coming to the clinic as much as I look forward to seeing them. It's a long journey, and I'm honored to be a part of their lives, standing beside them in the fight to beat cancer. Helping patients feel better and providing them with the best treatment available are my top priorities.

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 05/16/2003

Residency

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Residency, Los Angeles, CA, 06/30/2006

Fellowship

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Hematology Oncology Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, 07/31/2009

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

High-Risk Leukemia