Pediatric Neuro-Oncology


Rishi R. Lulla, MD, MS, is the chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and an international expert in the care of children and young adult with brain and spinal cord tumors. After completing his residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Lulla spent several years as an attending physician on the pediatric neuro-oncology team at Northwestern. He has recently been given the Hero Award for outstanding dedication to pediatric neuro-oncology by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and was named one of Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors by Chicago magazine.

Dr. Lulla’s scientific work has been published in more than 20 peer-reviewed journals and two books. He has presented his findings on pediatric central nervous system tumors at the local, national, and international levels, and he has served as principal investigator to multiple grant-sponsored research investigations. His current research activities are focused on translating laboratory findings into novel treatment for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. He served as the executive chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium and is an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the Society of Neuro-Oncology.


M.S., Clinical Investigation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Boston University School of Medicine

B.A., Biology
Boston University

Chief Resident, Pediatrics
Children’s Memorial Hospital

Residency, Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
240 E Huron St #1-200, Chicago, Illinois 60611

2010 – 2011
Advanced Fellowship, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
240 E Huron St #1-200, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
240 E Huron St #1-200, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Board Certifications
Board Certified, General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2006
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2011


Division Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Attending Physician, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Alan G. Hassenfeld Endowed Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Lulla has many honors, memberships and publications. To see a full list of credentials, download his CV.

Clinical Interests

pediatric brain, central nervous system,  and spinal cord tumors

Hasbro Children’s Hospital,
Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology
593 Eddy Street, 1st Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-5435
Fax: (401) 793-7603