University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD

Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Pediatric Malignancies

Research Summary

I am a board-certified neurologist and a pediatric neuro-oncologist with a research program focused on novel therapies for pediatric brain tumors and also on late effects in survivors of childhood brain tumors. I have received dedicated training in clinical research methodology through the Master's of Clinical Research Program at UCSF, which I completed in June 2015. I have significant experience conducting multi-center trials through established consortia, such as the Children's Oncology Group and the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium, which I am co-leading. I also collaborate with the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study for my late effect research.


College, University of Hamburg, Germany  M.S.,  01/95,  Biochemistry
MD/PhD program, University of Hamburg,  M.D./Ph.D.,  01/03,  Chemistry
Harvard Medical School, Boston,  Intern,  01/05,  Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, Boston,  Resident,  01/06,  Pediatrics
UCSF,  Clinical  Fellow,  06/09,  Child Neurology
UCSF,  Clinical  Fellow,  06/10,  Neuro-Oncology

Professional Experience

  • 2010-present
    UCSF Assistant Professor Clinical X Neurological Surgery
  • 2010-present
    UCSF Assistant Professor Clinical X Pediatrics
  • 2011-present
    UCSF Director Multi-disciplinary Brain Tumor Clinic
  • 2012-present
    UCSF Co-Project Leader Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC)
  • 2013-present
    UCSF Director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Center Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

  • 1997
    Center of Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH) Predoctoral Fellowship, Hamburg,Germany
  • 1998
    European Society of Neurobiology research/travel award, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999
    Center of Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH) AACR research/travel award,Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999
    Bauer Stiftung Predoctoral Fellowship, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2007
    Travel scholarship to attend the Annual Meeting of Neurology
  • 2008
    Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, UCSF
  • 2010
    Research Award from the Campini Foundation
  • 2011
    BRAIN SPORE Career Development Award
  • 2012
    Research Award from the Matthew Larson Foundation
  • 2012
    Hellman Family Research Award
  • 2012
    University of California Cancer Coordinating Committee Award
  • 2012
    KL2 CTSI Award

Selected Publications