Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Names Dr. Lia Gore Director for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Children's Hospital Colorado | June 15, 2015

Dr. Lia Gore has been named the new section head for Hematology Oncology and director for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Gore began her new role on June 1, 2015, and will work to develop the hospital's excellent current platform into one of the best in the nation.

Innovative thinker and committed to develop new cancer cures

"Dr. Gore is an innovative thinker who will continue to develop our already outstanding programs," said Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at Children's Colorado. "She is committed to providing the best possible care for children with very serious problems and is also committed to research that will develop new cancer cures, and to educating the leaders of the future."

Accomplished pediatric oncology professional and leader

In addition to her new appointment, Dr. Gore is currently a professor with tenure in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and holds the Robert J. and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Therapeutics. She is the founder and program leader for the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Children's Colorado, and on the faculty in the Developmental Therapeutics Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. As the new section head for Hematology Oncology at Children's Colorado, Dr. Gore will also hold the Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. Gore received her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She did her internship in Pediatrics at Children's National Medical in Washington, DC, and residency in Pediatrics at Children's Colorado. She then had a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplant, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in Pediatric Oncology and Leukemia Biology, both at Children's Colorado.