Dr. William Ferguson

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ferguson is Director of Hematology-Oncology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and the Bob Costas Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Appointments: (314) 268-4000 to schedule.

1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 577-5638
E-mail: fergusws@slu.edu

Dr. Ferguson is the Division Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and medical director of the Bob Costas Cancer Center. He is the Bob Costas Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University. He has also served as the Medical Director of the St Louis Cord Blood Bank—the second largest such bank in the US—and as interim director of the Saint Louis University Cancer Center.

After completing fellowship training, Dr. Ferguson returned to the Children’s Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital where he subsequently became chief of the Hematology-Oncology Unit. In 1996 he moved to Rhode Island Hospital where he was Clinical Director of Oncology and Fellowship Director. In 2004 he assumed his current position in St. Louis.

Major research interests have included treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas, sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies, new oncology drug development, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (with a particular interest in the use of umbilical cord blood). He has been actively involved in clinical trial development for over 30 years, including roles within the Pediatric Oncology Group, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the Beat Childhood Cancer consortium (formerly NMTRC) as well as developing several investigator-initiated trials. He has served on the Institutional Review Boards at both MGH and at Saint Louis University.


New York University School of Medicine




Children’s Service, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Pediatric residency, 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Cancer Research

Research Fellowship