Dr. Cheryl Peretz is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist who provides care for many types of cancer in children. She specializes in difficult-to-treat blood cancers.

In research, Peretz focuses on myeloid leukemia, primarily acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Her studies also investigate mixed phenotype acute leukemia (a rare form of leukemia that combines AML and acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and other leukemias in which there is a genetic predisposition. She is particularly interested in how genetic alterations make some leukemias resist standard treatments.

After earning a bachelor's degree in the biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania, Peretz earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

  • Education

    University of Connecticut, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 2019

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