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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Diane Puccetti is the medical director of American Family Children's Hospital's Caring for Life Clinic, which is designed specifically to help the survivors of childhood cancer.


Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

UW Health Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Fellowship James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
Residency Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Internship University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Medical School Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, 1985


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Puccetti cares for children with brain or spinal tumors, and leads our Neuro-oncology clinical research program. She is also interested in childhood cancer survivorship, as Director of our Caring for Life clinic, and leads our Late effects clinical research program.

PubMed Articles
Salih SM Elsarrag SZ Prange E Contreras K Osman RG Eikoff JC Puccetti D . Evidence to incorporate inclusive reproductive health measures in guidelines for childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015 Apr;28(2):95-101
[PubMed ID: 25850590]
Litzelman K Barker E Catrine K Puccetti D Possin P Witt WP . Socioeconomic disparities in the quality of life in children with cancer or brain tumors: the mediating role of family factors. Psychooncology. 2013 May;22(5):1081-8
[PubMed ID: 22645071]
Allen CE Flores R Rauch R Dauser R Murray JC Puccetti D Hsu DA Sondel P Hetherington M Goldman S McClain KL . Neurodegenerative central nervous system Langerhans cell histiocytosis and coincident hydrocephalus treated with vincristine/cytosine arabinoside. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Mar;54(3):416-23
[PubMed ID: 19908293]
Allen J Donahue B Mehta M Miller DC Rorke LB Jakacki R Robertson P Sposto R Holmes E Vezina G Muraszko K Puccetti D Prados M Chan KW . A phase II study of preradiotherapy chemotherapy followed by hyperfractionated radiotherapy for newly diagnosed high-risk medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor: a report from the Children's Oncology Group (CCG 9931). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jul 15;74(4):1006-11
[PubMed ID: 19356859]
Geyer JR Sposto R Jennings M Boyett JM Axtell RA Breiger D Broxson E Donahue B Finlay JL Goldwein JW Heier LA Johnson D Mazewski C Miller DC Packer R Puccetti D Radcliffe J Tao ML Shiminski-Maher T . Multiagent chemotherapy and deferred radiotherapy in infants with malignant brain tumors: a report from the Children's Cancer Group. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Oct 20;23(30):7621-31
[PubMed ID: 16234523]
Mason WP Grovas A Halpern S Dunkel IJ Garvin J Heller G Rosenblum M Gardner S Lyden D Sands S Puccetti D Lindsley K Merchant TE O'Malley B Bayer L Petriccione MM Allen J Finlay JL . Intensive chemotherapy and bone marrow rescue for young children with newly diagnosed malignant brain tumors. J Clin Oncol. 1998 Jan;16(1):210-21
[PubMed ID: 9440745]
Egeler RM Neglia JP Puccetti DM Brennan CA Nesbit ME . Association of Langerhans cell histiocytosis with malignant neoplasms. Cancer. 1993 Feb 1;71(3):865-73
[PubMed ID: 8431870]
Pons MA Finlay JL Walker RW Puccetti D Packer RJ McElwain M . Chemotherapy with vincristine (VCR) and etoposide (VP-16) in children with low-grade astrocytoma. J Neurooncol. 1992 Oct;14(2):151-8
[PubMed ID: 1432038]
Puccetti D . Supervision of the certified occupational therapy assistant. Occup Ther Health Care. 1988;5(2-3):23-35
[PubMed ID: 23944878]