Pictured: Todd E. Heaton

Todd E. Heaton, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Surgical Oncology; Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery; Surgical Management of Metastatic Childhood Cancer; Pediatric Renal Tumors; Pediatric Endoscopy and Colorectal Surgery

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residencies

General Surgery - Emory University School of Medicine; General Surgery - University of Michigan School of Medicine; Pediatric Surgery - University of Michigan School of Medicine

Fellowships

Pediatric Surgery, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Medical Center; Research Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery

I am a pediatric surgeon with special training in surgical oncology and minimally invasive procedures. I am dedicated to the treatment of children with cancer, and I cannot imagine a more rewarding career. While I have the experience and training to treat children with any malignancy, my primary areas of interest are renal tumors, liver tumors, neuroblastoma, sarcomas, thyroid cancers, and the management of inherited colon cancer syndromes. When necessary and appropriate, I hope to expand the use of minimally invasive surgery and surgical navigation techniques in our patients.

I am very fortunate and proud to be a part of the multidisciplinary pediatric oncology team here at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Our pediatric surgeons perform more pediatric cancer surgeries than any other center in the world. As a team we have a wealth of experience in the medical and surgical management of any pediatric malignancy, including large, complicated solid tumors in children.

My previous research involved hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. My current research concentrates on clinical and outcomes research in pediatric surgical oncology. In addition to my clinical research I am collaborating with my colleagues here to develop highly targeted drugs for treatment and imaging in pediatric malignancy. I also participate in all the active surgical clinical trials and the tumor banking initiative here at MSK.

On the national level, I participate in the development and management of national pediatric oncology trials for liver tumors and sarcomas through the Children’s Oncology Group.

Nothing makes my day better than interacting with the children I care for, and there can be no greater joy than seeing one of them recover from their surgery and beat a cancer that so many others thought they could not or would not survive. I treat each patient as if he or she were a part of my own family, and I hope that if your child is diagnosed with cancer my colleagues and I can help guide you through your child’s advanced, multidisciplinary care here at MSK.

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Selected Publications

Hathout L, Cohn J, Voros L, Kim SH, Heaton T, Wolden S. High-dose-rate brachytherapy for vaginal rhabdomyosarcoma using a personalized mold in a 20-month old patient. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Mar;62(3):531-2. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25252. Epub 2014 Oct 4.

Lim II, Honeyman JN, Fialkowski EA, Murphy JM, Price AP, Abramson SJ, Quaglia MP, Heaton TEExperience with retroperitoneal partial nephrectomy in bilateral Wilms’ tumor. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;25(1):113-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1387944. Epub 2014 Sep 2.

Heaton TE, Liechty KW. Postnatal management of prenatally diagnosed abdominal masses and anomalies. Prenat Diagn. 2008 Jul;28(7):656-66. doi: 10.1002/pd.1933. Review.

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Heaton’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.