- ABMS Certification:
- American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hematology and Oncology)
- Research Interests:
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with a specific focus on Translation research in Cellular Therapies- blood, marrow, umbilical cord blood transplant, immunotherapy (CAR-T cells), and viral-specific T-cells, along with novel treatment/therapy studies and management of the disorders.
- Clinical Practice:
- Pediatric Cancer
- Associate Professor
Philip A. Roehrs, MD, serves as clinical director for pediatric stem cell transplant and cellular therapy. He brings to UVA his extensive experience in helping children overcome cancers and other disorders that affect the blood and immune system. His expertise includes:
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (also known as bone marrow transplant)
- Cellular therapies (CAR T-cell, gene therapy, viral specific T-cells)
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
- Primary immunodeficiency syndromes
- High-risk leukemias
- Bone marrow failure syndromes/hemoglobinopathies
“I approach each patient and their family as if they were my own child,” he shares. “I also understand that each child and their circumstances is different, and we are honored and strive to accommodate each individual journey.”
Dr. Roehrs completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Before joining UVA in 2021, he was Medical Director of Cellular Therapies, Cancer and Blood Disorders at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to his time at Levine Children’s, he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology/BMT and also Co-Director of Clinical Immunology at UNC Children’s in Chapel Hill.
Dr. Roehrs was born in Danville, Virginia. He also lived in Niagara Falls, New York, before his family settled in Aiken, South Carolina. “As long as I can remember, I wanted to become a physician,” he shares. “The ability to use science/medicine to ‘cure’ disease has always fascinated me.”
He adds, “I’m blessed with an amazing wife and two boys. We share a love for nature, outdoor activities, food, and fun with friends and family.”
- University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2002
- Medical University of South Carolina
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center