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Co-Medical Director, Brain Tumor Center

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Trent R. Hummel, MD, completed his graduate medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, residency training in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron and pediatric hematology/oncology training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His current appointment is at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati in the capacity of associate professor of pediatrics.

Dr. Hummel's clinical and academic interests pertain to children and families affected by central nervous system tumors. He is a member of the Central Nervous System (Brain Tumor) Committee in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) as well as the Cincinnati Children's co-principal investigator for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC). Dr. Hummel focuses on developing novel therapeutics to treat children with all central nervous system tumors including those patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 related CNS tumors and very poor prognosis tumors such as high-grade gliomas and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cancer and Blood Diseases, Brain Tumor, Neurofibromatosis, Rasopathy, Oncology, Cancer and Blood Diseases

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My Education

BS: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisburg, VA, 1997.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

Residency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron, OH, 2004.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007; Research Fellow, Division of Experimental Hematology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2008.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2004; Pediatrics, 2004; Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, 2011.

My Publications

A phase I and pharmacokinetic study of oral dabrafenib in children and adolescent patients with recurrent or refractory BRAF V600 mutation–positive solid tumors. Kieran, MW; Geoerger, B; Dunkel, IJ; Broniscer, A; Hargrave, D; Hingorani, P; Aerts, I; Bertozzi, A; Cohen, KJ; Hummel, TR; et al. Clinical Cancer Research. 2019; 25:7294-7302.

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: Transformation in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2. Agresta, L; Salloum, R; Hummel, TR; Ratner, N; Mangano, FT; Fuller, C; McMasters, RL; Pater, L; Jones, BV; Szabo, S; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27520-e27520.

Pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumor outcomes using the WeeFIM scale. Noh, T; Vogt, MS; Pruitt, DW; Hummel, TR; Mangano, FT. Child's Nervous System. 2018; 34:1753-1758.

Characterizing temporal genomic heterogeneity in pediatric high-grade gliomas. Salloum, R; McConechy, MK; Mikael, LG; Fuller, C; Drissi, R; DeWire, M; Nikbakht, H; De Jay, N; Yang, X; Boue, D; et al. Acta Neuropathologica Communications. 2017; 5.

A comparison of safety and efficacy of cytotoxic versus molecularly targeted drugs in pediatric phase I solid tumor oncology trials. Dorris, K; Liu, C; Li, D; Hummel, TR; Wang, X; Perentesis, J; Kim, M; Fouladi, M. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2017; 64.

A molecular biology and phase II study of imetelstat (GRN163L) in children with recurrent or refractory central nervous system malignancies: a pediatric brain tumor consortium study. Salloum, R; Hummel, TR; Kumar, SS; Dorris, K; Li, S; Lin, T; Daryani, VM; Stewart, CF; Miles, L; Poussaint, TY; et al. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2016; 129:443-451.

A pilot study of bevacizumab-based therapy in patients with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. Hummel, TR; Salloum, R; Drissi, R; Kumar, S; Sobo, M; Goldman, S; Pai, A; Leach, J; Lane, A; Pruitt, D; et al. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2016; 127:53-61.

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening for Optic Pathway Gliomas in Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Prada, CE; Hufnagel, RB; Hummel, TR; Lovell, AM; Hopkin, RJ; Saal, HM; Schorry, EK. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2015; 167:851-856.e1.

Increased Prevalence of Developmental Venous Anomalies in Children with Intracranial Neoplasms. Jones, BV; Linscott, L; Koberlein, G; Hummel, TR; Leach, JL. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2015; 36:1782-1785.

Nocardia farcinica Meningitis Masquerading as Central Nervous System Metastasis in a Child With Cerebellar Pilocytic Astrocytoma. Davis, J; Kreppel, AJ; Brady, RC; Jones, B; Stevenson, CB; Fouladi, M; Hummel, TR. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2015; 37:482-485.