Memorial Sloan-Kettering's team for treating benign blood disorders includes two board-certified hematologists, one clinical nurse, and four nurse practitioners whose sole focus is to diagnose and address these conditions before they become life threatening. We collaborate with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering to identify patients who may be at risk of blood-related complications and to develop a coordinated treatment plan.
When treatment for a blood clot, bleeding disorder, or anemia is necessary, our team works aggressively to reverse the problem so that you can safely return to your cancer treatment. Our specially trained nurse practitioners and hematologists continue to monitor your care throughout the course of your cancer treatment.
Our team is conducting scientific research to improve strategies for preventing blood clots, thrombocytopenia, and other noncancerous blood disorders that are caused by cancer or chemotherapy. Our hematologists also have expertise caring for patients who have blood disorders that are not caused by cancer or cancer treatment.
Select from the list below to learn more about our benign blood disorder specialists, their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.
Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care, because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.
Nurses at Memorial Sloan-Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan-Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.