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Joel Weinthal, M.D.

General Summary

Dr. Weinthal is the director of the Stem Cell Transplant and medical director of the Apheresis Program at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. His research interests include cord blood transplantation, leukemia therapy, and supportive care for pediatric oncology patients. 


Dr. Weinthal earned his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, in 1985. He completed an internship and a residency in pediatrics from 1985 to 1988 at Stanford University. Dr. Weinthal completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology oncology at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles from 1988 to 1991. He received the M. Montgomery Maze Scholarship, 1981-1985; the Rebecca Schwartz Prize for Pediatric Cardiology, 1985; the McAllister Research Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles 1990-1991; the Medical Staff Research Award, Children’s Hospital of Orange County 1992-1993; and the House Staff Teaching Award, Children’s Hospital of Orange County 1995.


  • The Importance of Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells: Today vs Tomorrow

    Supplement to OBG Management, 2017

  • Cord Blood Stem Cells:  Public Donation & Family Banking

    Contemporary OBGYN, 2017

  • Disease State Awareness in Gaucher Disease: A Q&A Expert Roundtable Discussion

    Clinical Roundtable Monograph, 2012

Accolades & Memberships

Dr. Weinthal has been elected among the best pediatric hematologists oncologists in Dallas as published in the 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018 issues of D Magazine. He is also a member of American Society of Hematology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Children’s Oncology Group, and American Society of Clinical Oncology, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.