Neuroblastoma: Neuroblastoma Experts

Neuroblastoma specialist Brian Kushner speaks with nurse practitioner Ursula Tomlinson Our experts work as a team to diagnose and treat each child. Here, pediatric neuroblastoma specialist Brian Kushner speaks with nurse practitioner Ursula Tomlinson.

Our neuroblastoma experts — including five board-certified oncologists and five nurse practitioners singularly focused on treating neuroblastoma — work as a team to give your child the best possible outcome and quality of care possible. Neuroblastoma is a serious condition, but our experts are among the best in the world, and we’ll do everything in our power to help your child beat this disease.

As our patient, your child will see the same team of healthcare professionals during his or her entire treatment process. This integrated care is personalized to your child’s needs.

Pediatric nurses Our pediatric nurses are critical to providing your child with innovative and compassionate care.

You’ll also have a lot of interaction with our pediatric nurses. Each of these individuals brings extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your child’s care, and we hope you feel comfortable in asking questions and seeking guidance of any type from them. They’re experts in your child’s type of cancer, and can give you helpful information and guidance in multiple ways.

If your child is receiving antibody therapy for neuroblastoma you’ll likely have a lot of contact with our two full-time research nurses dedicated to this form of treatment.

Find more information about our experts below. To make an appointment, please call the Department of Pediatrics at 212-639-5954.

Team Leader

Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD -- Head, Neuroblastoma Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Nai-Kong V. Cheung
Head, Neuroblastoma Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric Oncology

Nurse Practitioners and Research Nurses

Pediatric Neuroblastoma Surgeons

Pictured: Todd E. Heaton
Todd E. Heaton
Michael P. La Quaglia
Chief, Pediatric Surgical Service; Joseph H. Burchenal Chair in Pediatrics
Edward Shlasko, MD, MBA
Edward Shlasko

Pediatric Neuroblastoma Surgical Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Pediatric Cardiology

Laurel J. Steinherz, MD -- Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Laurel J. Steinherz
Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Pediatric Radiology

Social Worker