Julie A. Panepinto, MD, MSPH, FAAP



  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Cancer and Blood Disorders – Children’s (MACC Fund Center)


  • English

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  • MD - Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Science in Public Health
  • FAAP- Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics


Julie Panepinto is a Professor of Pediatric Hematology and the Director of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research of the Children’s Research Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She also serves as Vice Chair of Value, Department of Pediatrics. As a clinician researcher with a background in public health, Dr. Panepinto has focused her academic career on understanding and improving the health outcomes of patients and families with chronic disease.

Dr. Panepinto completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant at the University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver, Colorado, where she also earned a Master’s of Science in Public Health. She served as a member on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Network (2006-2010) and as a member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, protocol team: “Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Children with Severe Sickle Cell Disease Using a Reduced Intensity Conditioning Regimen.” From 2011-2012, Dr. Panepinto was a Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellow. She is the Chair of the American Society of Hematology’s Guideline Oversight Committee and is a member of the society’s task force for Choosing Wisely.

She has been active in mentoring and teaching in clinical research including a mentee with a NIH K23 award. She has served in leadership positions in clinical research including serving as the co-director of the American Society of Hematology’s Clinical Research Training Institute from 2011-2013. She is a co-director of the Patient Centered Research Unit of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Panepinto serves as a grant reviewer for the NIH, the American Society of Hematology and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Dr. Panepinto’s career goals include being a successful physician scientist, career and research mentor, and academic leader who continues to advance to higher levels of leadership.

Research Interests

Dr. Panepinto's research focus has been to integrate the perspective of the patient and family in the care of children with chronic disease through the use of patient reported outcomes (PROs) and to understand systems of care and acute care utilization by these patients. Much of the focus of this research has been children with sickle cell disease, but more recently she expanded this to other diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and asthma. She leads research in this area, as is evidenced by her multiple publications, external grant support, and involvement in other investigator’s NIH funded multi-center trials. It is her research goal to advance the understanding of alternative outcomes in health beyond tradition medical endpoints and to help frame the impact of therapy from a patient’s perspective.