Peter de Blank ’92
Peter de Blank is the co-director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the largest pediatric neuro-oncology programs in the country. Peter’s research focuses on improving outcomes and quality of life in pediatric brain tumors, both by developing non-invasive radiographic biomarkers of functional outcomes and by testing novel targeted therapies in clinical trials. His imaging research focuses on advanced magnetic resonance techniques: testing whether brain imaging can provide an important window to how the brain functions. He has investigated how tumors and their treatments affect vision, strength, and cognition in children with brain tumors. The goal of this research is to improve functional impairments in children with brain tumors by choosing the best tumor treatments and providing early intervention for kids at risk for deficits.