Jamie L. Renbarger, M.D., M.S. is Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Caroline Symmes Professor in Pediatric Cancer Research, and Director of the Pediatric Cancer Precision Genomics Program at Riley Hospital for Children.
Dr. Renbarger completed her medical school and residency training at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri and her Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Her clinical interests are in cancer survivorship and cancer precision medicine. Her research interests are in optimizing long-term health outcomes in adolescent and adult cancer survivors and identifying precision approaches to treatment of aggressive cancers in children, adolescents, and young adults.
Throughout her career, Dr. Renbarger has had a strong interest in survivorship care for pediatric cancer patients. Dr. Renbarger was struck by the lack of care in our traditional healthcare system after a patient “rings the bell.” Observing the psychological and physical toll cancer and cancer treatment has on survivors, she has long wished to establish a program that addresses survivors’ needs long after treatment is over. Finding no program to refer her patients to in Indiana, Dr. Renbarger founded Karuna Precision Wellness Center, a truly unique integrative program for all ages to help survivors live fuller, healthier lives after cancer. The program is based on a growing body of research supporting the need to address the body holistically with nutrition, exercise, and psychosocial therapies through an individualized approach.
Her research accomplishments were honored as a 2011 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).