Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D., is a nationally renowned researcher and pediatric oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone tumors and cancers of the body’s extremities. She is currently Professor of Pediatrics; Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Program; City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, a top ten US cancer center. Her research influences a worldwide clinical cooperative group forming treatment standards for childhood cancers. Specifically, in addition to her responsibilities as director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program, she chairs the Developmental Therapeutics Liaison Committee for the international Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Sato was clinical director and deputy head of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she founded a Bone and Extremity Tumor Program caring for children with sarcomas and other bone tumors. Dr. Sato received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and completed her internship, residency and fellowships at CHLA. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published numerous papers on her promising research findings.