Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Faculty
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology faculty received numerous honors and awards in 2016, including four named Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas by D Magazine and two named Texas Super Doctors by Texas Monthly Magazine. Other honors included the following:
Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas, D Magazine
- Laura Klesse
- Patrick Leavey
- Stephen Skapek
- Naomi Winick
Best Doctors in Dallas, D Magazine
- Tamra Slone
- Jonathan Wickiser
Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine
- George Buchanan
- Naomi Winick
- Promotion to Professor of Pediatrics, September 2016
Stephen Skapek, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief
Children's Cancer Fund Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Oncology Research
Medical Director, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Interests: Childhood cancer and blood disorders, and rhabdomyosarcoma
James F. Amatruda, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Biology, and Internal Medicine
Nearburg Family Professorship in Pediatric Oncology Research
Horchow Family Fund for Endowed Scholars in Pediatrics
Interests: Germ cell tumors, molecular basis of Ewing’s sarcoma, and zebrafish genetic models of cancer
Victor Aquino, M.D.
Interests: General oncology, stem cell transplantation, Phase I therapies, and febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients
Daniel Bowers, M.D.
Professor, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery
Interests: Brain tumors and long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors
Cristyn Branstetter, M.D.
Interests: Experimental therapeutics for pediatric malignancy
George R. Buchanan, M.D.
Kenneth Chen, M.D.
Interests: Germ cell tumors, and Wilms tumors
Janna M. Journeycake, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Director, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program
Interests: Hemophilia and thrombosis, thrombotic and hemorrhagic disorders during childhood, and catheter-related thrombosis
Laura Klesse, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery
Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
Interests: Neurofibromatosis, optic gliomas, tumorigenesis, and general pediatric oncology
Andrew Y. Koh, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Program
Interests: Stem cell transplantation, infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host, Candida albicans pathogenesis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis, and host pathogen interactions
Theodore Laetsch, M.D.
Interests: Childhood cancer, novel therapeutics for pediatric cancer, Phase I and II trials of novel therapeutic agents
Patrick Leavey, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Clinical Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Interests: Bone and soft tissue tumors and fellowship training
Kathleen Ludwig, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric hematology and oncology
Andrew Martin, M.D.
Interests: General pediatric hematology and oncology, pediatric sarcoma
An Pham, M.D.
Interests: Sickle Cell disease, and quality improvement
Zora R. Rogers, M.D.
Director, Bone Marrow Failure and General Hematology Program
Interests: Bone marrow failure, general pediatric hematology, sickle cell disease, and use of ameliorative therapies in sickle cell disease: hydroxyurea, transfusion, and stem cell transplantation
Tiffany Simms-Waldrip, M.D.
Interests: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases
Tamra Slone, M.D.
Interests: Childhood leukemia and complications of treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Martha M. Stegner, M.D.
Interests: Clinical oncology, adolescents and young adults with cancer, and prevention of invasive fungal infections in children being treated for cancer
Tanya Watt, M.D.
Interests: Bone marrow transplant; neuroblastoma; leukemia/lymphoma; novel therapeutics for relapsed childhood cancer; improvements in supportive care for childhood cancer/transplant patients
Jonathan E. Wickiser, M.D.
Outpatient Clinical Director
Interests: General pediatric hematology/oncology
Naomi J. Winick, M.D.
Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Principal Investigator, Children’s Oncology Group
Interests: Leukemia and clinical trials in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Yanbin Zheng, Ph.D.
Interests: Eye development; tumor suppressors; diabetes complications
Ayesha N. Zia, M.D.
Interest: Pediatric patients with bleeding and clotting disorders