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Cornell Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

 The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, led by Sujit Sheth, MD, provides treatment for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired blood disorders and cancers. Consisting of a team of pediatric specialists, the Division offers disease-specific programs, supported by basic and clinical research, to improve management strategies and enhance the understanding of these childhood blood diseases. The Division also educates young physicians and scientists in the field of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and provides an ACGME-accredited fellowship program together with the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The Division's clinical faculty are board-certified Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists. They conduct clinical and translational research in programs sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Maternal Child Health Bureau. Their expertise in the areas of hemophilia, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, thalassemia, sickle cell disease and the childhood leukemias and cancers are world renown and conduct clinical and translational research in NIH- and MCHB-sponsored programs. In addition, the Division's research scientists conduct basic research in the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation laboratories in the fields of iron metabolism, immunology, hemophilia, cellular oncology and beta globin gene transfer.

The clinical program provides state-of-the-art comprehensive medical treatments for blood disorders such as anemias, neutropenias, thrombocytopenias, disorders of iron metabolism, coagulation and bleeding, as well as childhood leukemias and cancers such as lymphomas, Hodgkin's disease, Wilm's tumor, neuroblastoma, and osteogenic sarcoma. Psychosocial support for these children and their families is also provided with on-site social work and genetic counseling services. Nursing services, including that of a thalassemia and oncology nurse practitioner and infusion nurses, assist in the care and administration of medications, blood products, infusions and chemotherapy.

Contact

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at: (212) 746-3400.

Our Faculty

Chief: Sujit Sheth, MD
Alexander Aledo, MD
James B. Bussel, MD
Susanna Cunningham-Rundles, PhD
Nicole Kucine, MD
David C. Lyden, MD, PhD
Catherine McGuinn, MD
W. Beau Mitchell, MD
Stefano Rivella, PhD
Lisa G. Roth, MD

Medical Practice
For physicians, directions, office hours, and office staff, please visit our medical practice web sites:

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


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