Colleen Mathews, MD

  • Fellow, PGY6
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Colleen Mathews earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She then completed a pediatric residency training program at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, followed by a pediatric chief resident position at University of Louisville. She is currently a clinical fellow trainee in UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship. Her research interest is in the family planning care experiences and needs of adolescent and young adult women with cancer, particularly with a focus on decision-making surrounding family planning during and after chemotherapy treatment.

Mathews is excited to augment her research skills by earning a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh. While obtaining her masters, she will also be conducting clinical research as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh with the support of a Department of Pediatrics NIH T-32 training grant.

Fellow Biographical Details


Cleveland, OH

College or Medical School

Saint Louis University


University of Louisville

Research Project
  • Qualitative research investigating the family planning care experiences and needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Career and Research Interests

Clinical Research in the field of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

Research Project Mentor

Education & Training

  • Honors BA, Chemistry, summa cum laude, Saint Louis University, 2012
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2016
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2016-2019

Selected Publications

Nessle CN, Ghosal S, Mathews C, et al. Weak correlation of bleeding scores to platelet electron microscopy: A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients with delta‐storage pool disorder. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019; 66:e27505.

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Academic and Research Interests

  • Chemotherapy
  • Fertility
  • Contraception
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Family Planning
  • Cancer
  • Oncology

Research Grants

T32HD071834, University of Pittsburgh DOP T-32 Training Grant, National Institutes of Health, 2021-2022, $60,780