Stephen W. Gilheeney

Pediatric Oncologist

Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Fellowship

Conditions Treated:

Stephen W. Gilheeney, MD, MMS

About Me

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.

Read more

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.

  • Clinical Expertise: Pediatric Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, MMS, Brown University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Board Certifications: Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

New Patient Appointments

Making an appointment

Call 212-639-5954

See My Colleagues


Visit PubMed for a full listing of Stephen W. Gilheeney’s journal articles

Pubmed is an online index of biomedical articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.