Pediatric Leukemias: Find a Pediatric Leukemia Expert

Our multidisciplinary Pediatric Leukemia Service provides comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with many types of leukemia. Our pediatric physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other specialists collaborate to maximize your child's chance of a cure. Our patients see the same team of healthcare professionals during their entire treatment process. This integrated care is personalized to each child’s and family’s needs.

As active members of the treatment team, nurse practitioners and nurses play an essential role in caring for children and young adults. Nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to patient care, and will help you and your child through your inpatient or outpatient experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Our social workers stay in close contact with families to meet any practical and psychosocial needs. Social workers provide counseling, information, and assistance throughout the course of treatment, and can direct you to additional resources. Our child life specialists, teachers, patient and program coordinators, and session and physician-office assistants also work together to help your child and family in the hospital and at home during treatment periods.

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

Team Leader

Peter G. Steinherz, MD -- Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Studies
Peter G. Steinherz
Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Studies

Pediatric Oncology

Pictured: Scott Armstrong
Scott A. Armstrong
Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Leukemia Center; Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics; Grayer Family Chair
Christopher J. Forlenza
Alex Kentsis
Rachel Kobos, MD
Rachel Kobos
Neerav N. Shukla, MD
Neerav N. Shukla

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

New Agent Development and Evaluation

Pediatric Surgery

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

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Pediatric Cardiology

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


Oscar Lin, MD, PhD
Oscar Lin
Acting Chief, Cytology Service
Julie Teruya-Feldstein, MD -- Director, Hematopathology; Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory
Julie Teruya-Feldstein
Director, Hematopathology; Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory
April E. Chiu

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Pediatric Radiology

Social Work