Brittani Seynnaeve, M.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

After graduating from medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Brittani Seynnaeve completed both pediatric residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh during her fellowship and also completed a post-doctoral training program in skin biology and cancer at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.  As a faculty member, she is dedicated to improving the care of children, adolescents, and young adult patients with melanoma and associated melanocytic tumors through clinical research. 
 
Dr. Seynnaeve’s area of clinical expertise is pediatric melanoma and rare tumors.  She has established a multidisciplinary team approach at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to care for patients diagnosed with melanoma and associated melanocytic tumors.     
 

Education & Training

  • Masters of Science in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Post-doctoral T-32 Training Program in Skin Biology and Cancer, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pediatric Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MD-West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Representative Publications

Research Interests

  • Delineating the differences in presentation, prognostication, and treatment of pediatric melanoma compared to adult melanoma 
  • Improving prognostication through better genetic classification of pediatric melanoma 
  • Defining the features predictive of clinical outcome in pediatric melanocytic tumors
  • Development of a multidisciplinary care team for patients diagnosed with pediatric melanocytic tumors

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