Brian Rood, MD Oncologist



Brian Richard Rood, MD, is the medical director of the Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment (PANDA Care Team) and a member of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Children's National Health System. Dr. Rood also is a board member of the DC Pediatric Palliative Care Collaboration.

Dr. Rood's primary clinical and research interest is brain tumors. He is the chair of a multi-institutional study of cerebrospinal fluid proteomics for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium.

Dr. Rood has two children. His favorite past times include designing and building furniture, sailing, reading, and playing the mandolin.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, Medicine, 1995
    Jefferson Medical College
  • BA, English Literature, 1991
    Pennsylvania State University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Brian Rood, MD

Isabel's Story

As a pediatric nurse at Children's National, I never imagined that my child would be sick.



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Feasibility of Metronomic Chemotherapy Following High Dose Chemotherapy for Malignant Central Nervous System Tumors

(2008) Pediatric Blood Cancer

Current treatment of medulloblastoma Recent advances and future challenges

(2004) Seminars in Oncology

HIC1 Hypermethylated in Cancer 1 epigenetic silencing in tumors

(2009) The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Hypermethylation of HIC1 and 17p Allelic Loss in Medulloblastoma

(2002) Cancer Research

Hypoxia and HIF1a Repress the Differentiative Effects of BMPs in High Grade Glioma

(2008) Stem Cells

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