Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric CAR-T
Bone Marrow Transplant
Meet George Hucks
Area of Interest
I completed a fellowship in Cancer Immunotherapy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with particular focus on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy. While there, I had a wide exposure to treating patients with CAR T-cell therapy, and also how to run complicated clinical trials. My long-term goal is to be a leader in the field of pediatrics as we expand this new immune system based therapy to more diseases of childhood, both malignant and non-malignant. I was also given additional training in bone marrow transplant.
My new position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is specifically intended to lead our institution in this area. I anticipate working closely with our basic science researchers and GMP manufacturing facility to open local investigator lead studies, but also to work in collaboration with colleagues throughout the nation in cooperative group settings, such as the Children’s Oncology Group. Prior to my training at CHOP, I worked at East Carolina University in the Department of Pediatrics as an assistant professor of hematology/oncology from 2013-2016, where I served as the site principal investigator for all COG trials. This gave me a great deal of experience in running cooperative group trials at the local level. This also opened my eyes to the clinical need for additional therapeutic options for many of our pediatric patients.
Awards and Honors
- Subspecialty Faculty Teaching Award, awarded based on votes from graduating pediatric and med-peds residents, 2016
- Subspecialty Faculty Teaching Award, awarded based on votes from graduating pediatric and med-peds residents, 2015
- Subspecialty Faculty Teaching Award, awarded based on votes from graduating pediatric and med-peds residents, 2014