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Dr. Michelle Manalang was originally on track to become an engineer but ultimately decided medicine was her best fit. Once she decided on medicine, there was little doubt the kind of work she wanted to do.

“I was very interested in taking care of children with complex issues, especially those who are very ill,” she said. “It’s extraordinarily rewarding to meet the children and to work with the families.”

Dr. Manalang said she gets to follow patients for many years and that allows her to develop strong relationships with those in her care. She approaches care in a way that takes into consideration the concerns of the child and the family. Dr. Manalang added that it is important to look at the entire picture of the child’s life and health and not just one specific diagnosis.

“When you care for kids, the families are really important,” Dr. Manalang said. “It’s important to sit down and listen to their concerns.”

Dr. Manalang earned her medical degree at University of Illinois - College of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at University of Iowa - Hospitals & Clinics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Dr. Manalang is married, and she and her husband have a daughter. They like spending time together as a family, and Dr. Manalang especially enjoys watching her daughter snowboard.

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  • Medical School
    University of Illinois - College of Medicine Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States, M.D. 2000

    University of Iowa - Hospitals & Clinics Iowa City, IA, United States, Pediatrics 2003

    University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO, United States, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2006

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Pediatrics American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Hematology American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Children's Oncology Group Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium

    State Licenses

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