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 the biology and therapy of 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 Sarcoma and Young Adult Oncology Programs in 2014. He is appointed Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and functions as the Cincinnati Children's Institutional PI for the COG Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trials Network (PEP-CTN) and SARC, as well as, for many industry-sponsored trials.