Dr. Lionel Chow is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist with an expertise in childhood brain cancer. He works with a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide patients and families with the best care and treatment available for brain tumors that also meets the unique medical and psychological needs of each patient. He is a cancer researcher whose work has focused on finding better treatments for aggressive brain tumors in children and adults. He has published over 40 research papers in internationally recognized journals and presented his research at international conferences.
Dr. Chow received his medical training and research doctorate at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his pediatric residency and hematology/oncology training at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada where he was a chief fellow. He then moved to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where he developed an interest in brain tumor research in the lab. He also completed clinical training in pediatric neuro-oncology at St. Jude. He moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he established his own brain tumor laboratory and was a member of the brain tumor program. Dr. Chow joined the hematology/oncology program at Dayton Children’s hospital in 2018 and provides a team-based family-centered approach to the care of brain tumor patients. He is also continuing his research on childhood brain tumors with a goal of developing better treatment options for patients with aggressive forms of this disease.
Dr. Chow serves as the chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for Joshua’s Wish, a private foundation that raises money to support families and research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. He also speaks at several fundraising events in southwestern Ohio. He was awarded a Jean François St-Denis Fellowship in Cancer Research by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2005) and was named a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar (2011) as well as a Distinguished Scientist by the Sontag Foundation (2011).