Each person who comes to Memorial Sloan Kettering for leukemia treatment benefits from our team approach to care. Members of the leukemia team meet weekly to review and discuss your treatment plan. Other specialists, including those who provide psychosocial support, help the team meet your and your caregivers’ nonmedical needs. These healthcare professionals work together to provide a full spectrum of supportive care.

Our team cares for about 350 new patients with leukemia each year, providing the latest advances in chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, and other innovative approaches.

A collaborative approach is very important when caring for people with leukemia because many patients require more than one form of treatment. Having a team of specialists working together from the very beginning optimizes your care.


Juliet N. Barker, MBBS -- Director, Cord Blood Transplantation Program
Director, Cord Blood Transplantation Program
Pictured: Renier J. Brentjens
Director, Cellular Therapeutics
Pictured: Philip Caron
Chief, Sleepy Hollow Medical Oncology Service
Audrey M. Hamilton, MD -- Laboratory Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge
Laboratory Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge
Guenther Koehne, MD, PhD -- Medical Director, Cytotherapy Laboratory
Medical Director, Cytotherapy Laboratory
Ross L. Levine, MD, Laurence Jospeh Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research
Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research; Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies
Peter Maslak, MD -- Chief, Hematology Laboratory Service
Chief, Hematology Laboratory Service
Pictured: Michael J. Mauro
Leader, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Program
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Director, Center for Cell Engineering & Gene Transfer and Gene Expression Laboratory; Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair
David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD -- Chair, Experimental Therapeutics Center; Vincent Astor Chair
Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Experimental Therapeutics Center; Vincent Astor Chair
Martin S. Tallman, MD -- Chief, Leukemia Service
Chief, Leukemia Service

Advanced Practice Nursing

Pictured: Catherine Featherstone
Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Acute Care Services
Pictured: Elizabeth Rodriguez
Nurse Leader, Ambulatory Care Services
Christopher M. Brooks
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care Services
Pictured: Christina Kiss
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care Services
Diane Llerandi
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care Services
Debra M. O’Shea
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Leukemia Service and Myelosdyplastic Syndrome
Elizabeth F. Halton
Nurse Practitioner
Christine M. Bray
Nurse Practitioner
Lauren N. Hughes
Nurse Practitioner
Gaelle Senatus
Nurse Practitioner
Bernadette M. Cuello
Nurse Practitioner
Marie A. Tait
Nurse Practitioner
Coleen P. Ranaghan
Nurse Practitioner
Hilda S. Quintanilla
Nurse Practitioner
Pictured: Siobhan O'Donell
Nurse Practitioner
Teresa Nguyentran
Nurse Practitioner
Jamie Fritts
Nurse Practitioner
Pictured: Donna Miale-Mayer
Nurse Leader, Acute Care Services

Physician Assistants

Pictured: Natalie  Grome
Physician Assistant, Leukemia/Lymphoma Service

Social Work