Denah R. Taggart, MD

Instructor, Pediatrics

Denah Taggart


I attended the University of Illinois for my undergraduate education in Biology and Sociology. I then attended The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and graduated in 2003. I completed my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. I stayed on at UCSF for my Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2009. Professionally, my interest is neuroblastoma and pediatric palliative care.

Other Positions

  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center


  • Finch University of Health Sciences, MD
  • University of Illinois, BS


  • Published on 6/17/2014

    Deziel NC, Rull RP, Colt JS, Reynolds P, Whitehead TP, Gunier RB, Month SR, Taggart DR, Buffler P, Ward MH, Metayer C. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in residential dust and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Environ Res. 2014 Aug; 133:388-95. PMID: 24948546.

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  • Published on 4/10/2013

    Chokkalingam AP, Chun DS, Noonan EJ, Pfeiffer CM, Zhang M, Month SR, Taggart DR, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, Buffler PA. Blood levels of folate at birth and risk of childhood leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jun; 22(6):1088-94. PMID: 23576692.

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  • Published on 10/3/2011

    Taggart DR, London WB, Schmidt ML, DuBois SG, Monclair TF, Nakagawara A, De Bernardi B, Ambros PF, Pearson AD, Cohn SL, Matthay KK. Prognostic value of the stage 4S metastatic pattern and tumor biology in patients with metastatic neuroblastoma diagnosed between birth and 18 months of age. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 20; 29(33):4358-64. PMID: 21969516.

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  • Published on 10/5/2009

    Taggart DR, Han MM, Quach A, Groshen S, Ye W, Villablanca JG, Jackson HA, Mari Aparici C, Carlson D, Maris J, Hawkins R, Matthay KK. Comparison of iodine-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan and [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography to evaluate response after iodine-131 MIBG therapy for relapsed neuroblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 10; 27(32):5343-9. PMID: 19805691.

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  • Published on 5/20/2009

    Taggart DR, London WB, Schmidt ML, Zhang Y, Dubois SG, Monclair T, Pearson AD, Cohn SL, Matthay KK. Significance of tumor biology compared to metastatic pattern (INSS 4 versus 4s) and age for prognosis of neuroblastoma less than 18 months of age. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 20; 27(15_suppl):10010. PMID: 27962519.

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  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Goldsby RE, Taggart DR, Ablin AR. Surviving childhood cancer: the impact on life. Paediatr Drugs. 2006; 8(2):71-84. PMID: 16608369.

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