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Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Faculty

Dr. Stephen Skapek

Stephen Skapek, M.D.

  • Professor, Division Chief
  • Children's Cancer Fund Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Oncology Research
  • Barrett Family Center for Pediatric Oncology
  • Medical Director, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Interests: Childhood cancer and blood disorders; rhabdomyosarcoma
Dr. Victor Acquino

Victor Acquino, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Interests: General oncology; stem cell transplantation; Phase I therapies; febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients
Dr. Daniel Bowers

Daniel Bowers, M.D.

  • Professor, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery
  • Interests: Brain tumors; long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors
Dr. Erin Butler

Erin Butler, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Kenneth Chen

Kenneth Chen, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Germ cell tumors; Wilms tumors
Dr. Kathryn Dickerson

Kathryn Dickerson, M.D., M.S.C.S.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Acute myelogenous leukemia; epigenetics; leukemia predisposition; malignant transformation in inherited bone marrow failure (BMF) syndromes; myelodysplastic syndrome; myeloproliferative disorders
Dr. Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Samuel John

Samuel John, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Acute myeloid leukemia; cell therapy; immunotherapy
Dr. Laura Klesse

Laura Klesse, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Interests: Neurofibromatosis; optic gliomas; tumorigenesis; general pediatric oncology
Dr. Andrew Koh

Andrew Y. Koh, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center
  • Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Program at Children’s Medical Center
  • Interests: Stem cell transplantation; infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host; Candida albicans pathogenesis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis; host pathogen interactions
Dr. Patrick Leavey

Patrick Leavey, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Clinical Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center
  • Interests: Development of a novel biomarker for patients with osteosarcoma using advanced imaging; digital histology and automated learning tools to leverage techniques detailing metabolic reprogramming to develop novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for fusion positive sarcoma; development of advances in therapy for children with sarcoma
Dr. Kathleen Ludwig

Kathleen Ludwig, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Leukemia; vascular anomalies
Dr. Martha Pacheco

Martha M. Pacheco, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Clinical oncology; adolescents and young adults with cancer; and prevention of invasive fungal infections in children being treated for cancer
Dr. An Pham

An Pham, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Sickle Cell disease; quality improvement
Dr. Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava

Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Cancer survivorship; fertility preservation; leukemia and lymphoma; reproductive health among cancer survivors
Dr. Tiffany Simms-Waldrip

Tiffany Simms-Waldrip, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases
Dr. Tamra Slone

Tamra Slone, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Childhood leukemia and complications of treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Dr. Tanya Watt

Tanya Watt, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Interests: Bone marrow transplant; neuroblastoma; leukemia/lymphoma; novel therapeutics for relapsed childhood cancer; improvements in supportive care for childhood cancer/transplant patients
Dr. Jonathan Wickiser

Jonathan E. Wickiser, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Outpatient Clinical Director, Children’s Medical Center
  • Interests: General pediatric hematology/oncology
Dr. Naomi Winick

Naomi J. Winick, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • Principal Investigator, Children’s Oncology Group
  • Interests: Leukemia and clinical trials in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Dr. Yanbin Zheng

Yanbin Zheng, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma; oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes; myogenic differentiation
Dr. Ayesha Zia

Ayesha N. Zia, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Pediatric patients with bleeding and clotting disorders

Professor Emeritus

Dr. George Buchanan

George Buchanan, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
Dr. Zora Rogers

Zora R. Rogers, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus