Charles Rubin, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Brain & Spinal Cord Tumor Program
Director, Community Care Program
An authority on childhood cancers, Dr. Charles Rubin has been overseeing the care of children for 25 years. He is a strong believer in educating patients and their families--and in involving them in the decision process in a meaningful way. Dr. Rubin works to find every option for the patient, and then carefully chooses the best option for that patient.
Dr. Rubin has worked to uncover the genetic basis for cancer through laboratory research aimed at identifying and dissecting the chromosomal abnormalities that occur in childhood cancers. An active researcher, Dr. Rubin is involved in clinical trials for childhood cancer treatments. He has published numerous articles in top medical journals on his work in leukemia, lymphoma, retinoblastoma, and other diseases.
While he treats all childhood cancers, Dr. Rubin is especially interested in brain tumors, eye tumors (retinoblastoma), tumors occurring in children with genetic syndromes, and bone marrow transplantation.
Dr. Rubin collaborates with physicians around the nation through the Children’s Oncology Group, the Pediatric Blood and Bone Marrow Consortium, and the National Cancer Institute.
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
University of Chicago Pediatric Specialists
University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Year Started Practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency
Children's Hospital, Philadelphia
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
American Academy of Pediatrics
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Learn More About Dr. Rubin
William Dawes was diagnosed with a rare spinal cord tumor at the age of 7. Now, a decade later, the college freshman is pursuing his dreams as Dr. Rubin cheers him on. Read the story.
The astrocytoma in Daniel’s brain was inoperable, and growing in a particularly critical location. Dr. Rubin led an innovative, team-based treatment plan that successfully stopped the tumor from growing and threatening Daniel’s well-being. Read his story.
When Steve and Laura's daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, they reached out to the University of Chicago Medicine and were immediately comforted by Dr. Rubin’s treatment philosophy.
View a partial list of Dr. Rubin's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.