Kim Kramer, MD

Kim Kramer, MD

Pediatric Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Oncology; Neuroblastoma; Medulloblastoma; Neuroectodermal Tumors; Immunotherapy

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About Me

Education

MD, Upstate Medical Center/SUNY at Syracuse

Residencies

Pediatrics - University of Rochester Medical Center

Fellowships

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

I am a pediatric oncologist who specializes in the care of children with neuroblastoma and other cancers that have spread in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). I am conducting translational research to better understand why this happens and to try to find more-effective treatments, particularly for relapsed disease.

In my research, I am investigating novel treatments to eliminate microscopic tumor cells in the central nervous system. These novel treatments include monoclonal antibodies attached to radioactive substances (radioimmunotherapy) that are administered directly into the cerebrospinal fluid. We remain one of the few programs in the world committed to the cure of cancers of the leptomeninges.

The use of targeted radioimmunotherapy holds promise because it could reduce our reliance on external-beam radiation therapy to the brain, which can cause developmental delays in some young children. We are exploring new ways to target tumor cells while sparing the central nervous system and the rest of the body from the side effects of radiation.

I am active in teaching residents who are rotating through our service, and have had the special opportunity to mentor several fellows and medical students. I am honored to be part of a subspecialized team of healthcare professionals in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pediatrics — including researchers, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and research assistants — who are committed to improving the outcome for our patients.

I am also motivated by the inspirational parents of these patients, who are dedicated to driving legislation that supports funding for and awareness of these cancers. They, too, are vital members of our team. Our ultimate goal is to see our patients come back to see us years from now, doing well and thriving.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2012-2017)

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Kramer’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.