Stephen W. Gilheeney, MD, MMS

Stephen W. Gilheeney, MD, MMS

Pediatric Oncologist


Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Fellowship

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology

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About Me


MD, Brown University


Pediatrics - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Hematology/Oncology - New York Presbyterian/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Pediatric Neuro-Oncology - Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Children's Hospital of Boston

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

I am a pediatric oncologist who specializes in treating children and young adults with brain and spinal tumors. I am a member of a dedicated and compassionate multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering that includes radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and neurologists.

In my research, I am developing treatment strategies to effectively target cancer cells and that have minimal side effects. I collaborate with my colleagues here at Memorial Sloan Kettering and with researchers at other centers across the United States, as well as industry partners, to develop new treatments.

I am a member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC). This group comprises researchers at several American cancer centers who collaborate to conduct phase I and II studies of new therapies. My current research focus is developing and assessing targeted therapies, small molecule inhibitors, and combination therapies for a range of tumor types.

I am the Associate Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship program at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and I am very active in educating doctors who are training in pediatrics, pediatric oncology, and pediatric neuro-oncology. I am a reviewer for several medical journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Blood Cancer. Nationally, I serve on the Children’s Oncology Group Diffuse Pontine Glioma Committee.

When I started working in neuro-oncology, I had chosen this field because I loved the science. But now I love working with the children even more. Their positive attitude makes my career very rewarding.


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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