Louis B. Rapkin, M.D.

  • Clinical Director, Oncology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Following training, Dr. Rapkin worked at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for 15 years, caring for pediatric patients with rare tumors. He and his family moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 to take the role of Clinical Director of Oncology, and to build the AYA program here at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Clinically, Dr. Rapkin is interested in rare tumors within the pediatric population (tumors that occur less than 100 times in the United States per year), including adult carcinomas and soft tissue sarcomas, treatment of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients, and improving the coordination of care between pediatric and adult facilities.

Dr. Rapkin's other interests include medical student and resident education.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Residency-Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
  • MD-University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine Birmingham, AL
  • Undergraduate-Emory University, Atlanta GA

Representative Publications

Research Interests

The evaluation and treatment of rare tumors in the pediatric population, including adult carcinomas and soft tissue sarcomas.

Treatment of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients, and improving the coordination of care between pediatric and adult facilities.

Area of Clinical Expertise

Treatment of solid/ rare tumors in pediatric patients.

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