Daniel J. Benedetti, MD

Daniel J. Benedetti, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Hematology/Oncology
Preston Research Building
2220 Pierce Avenue
Room / Suite
397
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-6311
Phone
(615) 936-1762

Specialty
Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric
M.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine, 2011
M.A.
University of Washington, 2018
Internship
Internship-Seatlle Children's Hospital, University of Washington
Residency
Residency-Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington
Fellowships
Fellowship-Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington
Fellowship-Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Solid Tumors, Wilms Tumor, Neuroblastoma, Hepatoblastoma, Cancer Predisposition

Research Information

Dr. Benedetti's research explores ethical dilemmas that occur in the care of children with cancer. His current emphasis is on understanding conflicts between oncologists and parents over treatment decisions, in particular cases where parents refuse recommended treatment. He is currently conducting a study performing qualitative, semi-structured interviews of pediatric oncologists focusing on their experiences with these conflicts. The aim of this project is to describe pediatric oncologists' experiences with and approaches to resolving the conflicts in these cases. Dr. Benedetti hopes to identify strategies that are effective, including techniques involving persuasion, and examples where compromises were made. He also hopes to describe when and how oncologists decide whether to involve the legal system in these cases. Lastly, he hopes to identify gaps in the training and resources available to oncologists. The ultimate goal of this line of research is to develop evidence-based interventions and resources for oncologists and families to navigate these conflicts and achieve the best outcomes for children with cancer. Dr. Benedetti is also a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Renal Tumor Committee, where he is involved with developing and conducting clinical trials for children with cancers of the kidney.

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