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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

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Adrenocortical carcinoma


Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid tumor

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Brain Tumor Care


Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Congenital Hemolytic Anemias


Cyclic Neutropenia

Diamond-Blackfan Syndrome

Endocrine Tumors


Ewing Sarcoma

Fanconi's Anemia

Germ Cell Tumors

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Hemophilia A

Hemophilia B


Hereditary Spherocytosis

Hodgkin's Disease

I-131 MIBG (Metaiodobenzylguadine)

Immune Thrombocytopenc Purpura


Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia

Kostmann Syndrome

Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis

Lumbar Puncture


Myelodysplastic Syndromes


Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas

Optic Glioma


Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Pediatric Cancer

Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease



Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Thalassemia Syndromes


Thyroid Tumors

Tuberous Sclerosis

Vascular malformations

Von Willebrand Disease

VonHippel-Lindau Disease


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

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 Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH
Internship University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Medical School Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH

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

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
Peeler KR Puccetti D Lamb GS Nguyen AA Roberts J Trissal M McAlvin JB Cytokine Storm Unmasks Immunodeficiency in a Child With Severe COVID-19. Clin Pediatr (Phila) . 2021 May;60(4-5):205-209
[PubMed ID: 33682482]
Wolfson JA Bhatia S Ginsberg J Becker LK Bernstein D Henk HJ Lyman GH Nathan PC Puccetti D Wilkes JJ Winestone LE Kenzik KM Expenditures among young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia by site of care. Cancer . 2021 Jan 19;
[PubMed ID: 33465248]
Puccetti DF Morrison W Francoeur C Mai M Kirschen MP Apnea Testing Using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure When Determining Death by Neurologic Criteria in Children: Retrospective Analysis of Potential Adverse Events. Pediatr Crit Care Med . 2020 Dec;21(12):e1152-e1156
[PubMed ID: 32701745]
Lucas CG Gupta R Doo P Lee JC Cadwell CR Ramani B Hofmann JW Sloan EA Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK Lee HS Wood MD Grafe M Born D Vogel H Salamat S Puccetti D Scharnhorst D Samuel D Cooney T Cham E Jin LW Khatib Z Maher O Chamyan G Brathwaite C Bannykh S Mueller S Kline CN Banerjee A Reddy A Taylor JW Clarke JL Oberheim Bush NA Butowski N Gupta N Auguste KI Sun PP Roland JL Raffel C Aghi MK Theodosopoulos P Chang E Hervey-Jumper S Phillips JJ Pekmezci M Bollen AW Tihan T Chang S Berger MS Perry A Solomon DA Comprehensive analysis of diverse low-grade neuroepithelial tumors with FGFR1 alterations reveals a distinct molecular signature of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor. Acta Neuropathol Commun . 2020 Aug 28;8(1):151
[PubMed ID: 32859279]
van Landingham SW Puccetti D Potter H Gamm D Diamond EL Lucarelli MJ Necrotizing myositis in a rectus muscle arising in the setting of long-standing Langerhans cell histiocystosis and recent dabrafenib treatment. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep . 2020 Dec;20:100868
[PubMed ID: 32875153]
Yu Q Zhong X Chen B Feng Y Ma M Diamond CA Voeller JS Kim M DeSantes KB Capitini CM Patel NJ Hoover-Regan ML Burke MJ Janko K Puccetti DM Ikonomidou C Li L Isobaric Labeling Strategy Utilizing 4-Plex <i>N</i>,<i>N</i>-Dimethyl Leucine (DiLeu) Tags Reveals Proteomic Changes Induced by Chemotherapy in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Children with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Proteome Res . 2020 Jul 2;19(7):2606-2616
[PubMed ID: 32396724]
Kirschen MP Puccetti DF Morrison W Incidence and Indications for Ancillary Testing in the Determination of Death by Neurological Criteria in Children. Pediatr Neurol . 2020 May;106:68-69
[PubMed ID: 32139165]
Chen B Feng Y Frost DC Zhong X Buchberger AR Johnson J Xu M Kim M Puccetti D Diamond C Ikonomidou C Li L Quantitative Glycomic Analysis by Mass-Defect-Based Dimethyl Pyrimidinyl Ornithine (DiPyrO) Tags and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Anal Chem . 2018 Jul 3;90(13):7817-7823
[PubMed ID: 29779369]
Coccia PF Pappo AS Beaupin L Borges VF Borinstein SC Chugh R Dinner S Folbrecht J Frazier AL Goldsby R Gubin A Hayashi R Huang MS Link MP Livingston JA Matloub Y Millard F Oeffinger KC Puccetti D Reed D Robinson S Rosenberg AR Sanft T Spraker-Perlman HL von Mehren M Wechsler DS Whelan KF Yeager N Gurski LA Shead DA Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw . 2018 Jan;16(1):66-97
[PubMed ID: 29295883]
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 Children's Cancer Group. 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]