Dr. Dagmar Stein is the Director of the ProMedica Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program and the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Center. Dagmar received a Ph.D. in pathology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, her MD from Penn State University, did her pediatric training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and her Hematology Oncology training at National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She joined ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital in 1996 to develop and grow the pediatric Hematology Oncology program. Under her leadership, the program has grown to include four physicians who currently evaluate and treat children with cancer and blood disorders. The program is a member of Children’s Oncology Group with approximately 50 ongoing cancer trials. This gives the local pediatric patients state of the art cancer care without having to travel long distances out of town. As the Director of the Hemophilia Center of Northwest Ohio, the program has grown from 500 to approximately 1400 bleeding disorder patients. This increase has been due to educating the community about bleeding disorders in people with heavy periods and nosebleeds that were previously unrecognized. Dagmar is the chairperson of PPG Quality Committee, a member of the Institutional Review Board which overseas all research in the ProMedica system, a member of ProMedica Toledo Children’s Quality and ProMedica Transfusion committees. She is a board member for the local American Red Cross. She has received awards for Physician of the Year from the local Hemophilia Chapter and the Make-a-Wish foundation. She had been inducted into the Physician Fellow’s Society.
Dagmar lives in Toledo with her husband, Howard , and they have three sons. Dagmar was involved in Girl Scouts from Daisies through her senior year of high school. She went to Girl Scout camp every summer. Some of her best memories were receiving the gypsy badge for traveling with a horse and buggy, and the paddling badge for canoeing down the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. And yes, she also sold Girl Scout Cookies every year.