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Tanya Tekautz, MD


Tanya Tekautz, MD

Appointed: 2006

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Tanya Tekautz, MD
Department: Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code s20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Tanya M. Tekautz, MD, is a Pediatric and Young Adult Neuro-Oncologist. She is board-certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neuro-Oncology.

Clinical interests include treatments for pediatric and young adult high-grade brain tumors, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors, low grade-glioma and designing therapeutic clinical trials for relapsed brain tumors in children and young adults.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pediatric Neurology/Oncology
Memphis, TN USA
Fellowship - Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Memphis, TN USA
Residency - Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Houston, TX USA
Internship - Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Houston, TX USA
Medical School - University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN USA
Undergraduate - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

adult and pediatric brain and spine tumors, adult and pediatric brain tumors, adult and pediatric neuro-oncology, benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord, benign brain tumors (meningiomas, schwannomas), Brain Metastases, brain tumors, CNS metastatic disease, molecular biology of brain tumors clinical and translational trials, neuro-oncology, pediatric oncology, tumors of the brain and spine, childhood cancer, pediatric hematology/oncology


  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Children's Oncology Group

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English