Joseph G. Pressey, MD

Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Program

Program Leader, Young Adult Oncology Center

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-9083


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Musculoskeletal tumors including rhabdomyosarcoma and other soft-tissue sarcomas; Ewing sarcoma; osteosarcoma; pediatric solid tumors; rare tumors including small cell carcinoma of the ovary.


The development of novel therapies for pediatric sarcomas and rare tumors.


Dr. Pressey graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia before pursuing pediatrics residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He trained in pediatric hematology-oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he developed a keen interest in pediatric sarcomas. He spent 11 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Alabama where he functioned as the principal investigator (PI) for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) phase 1 and Pilot Consortium and the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC).

Dr. Pressey joined the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s to direct the musculoskeletal tumor program. He is appointed clinical associate professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and functions as the Cincinnati Children’s Institutional PI for SARC. Dr. Pressey’s research is focused on the development of novel therapies for high-risk and recurrent/refractory solid tumors. Accordingly, he is developing a phase I trial for the COG phase I consortium and bench to bedside investigator initiated trials in collaboration with other investigators nationally.  

Education and Training

MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1995.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2001.

Certification: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2002.


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