Leonard H. Wexler, MD

Leonard H. Wexler, MD

I am a pediatric oncologist with a special interest in treating children, adolescents, and young adults with sarcomas of the bone and soft tissues. These are rare tumors — fewer than 2,000 cases are diagnosed in United States each year. I work with a team of oncologists, pediatric and orthopedic surgeons, and radiation therapists to offer unique expertise and treatment options to patients with both newly diagnosed and recurrent sarcomas.

I co-directed an international study to evaluate the effectiveness of chemotherapy for children with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. I am the leader of a clinical trial evaluating a novel combination of chemotherapy agents and radiotherapy approaches to treat children with a soft-tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, particularly tumors with an intermediate or high risk of returning after initial therapy.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Oncology; Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity/Cardioprotection; Supportive Care

Languages Spoken

MD, Boston University School of Medicine


Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center


National Cancer Institute

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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