Neuroblastoma Doctors, Surgeons & Experts

Neuroblastoma Doctors, Surgeons & Experts

MSK pediatric nurse and patient

Our pediatric nurses are critical to providing your child with innovative and compassionate care.

Our neuroblastoma experts — including five board-certified oncologists and five nurse practitioners singularly focused on treating neuroblastoma — work as a team to give your child the best possible outcome and quality of care possible. Our experts are among the best in the world, and we’ll do everything in our power to help your child beat this disease.

As our patient, your child will see the same team of healthcare professionals during his or her entire neuroblastoma treatment process. This integrated care is personalized to your child’s needs.

You’ll also have a lot of interaction with our pediatric nurses. Each of them brings great knowledge, experience, and expertise to your child’s care, and we hope you feel comfortable asking them questions and seeking their guidance. They’re experts in neuroblastoma and can help in a variety of ways.

If your child is receiving antibody therapy for neuroblastoma you’ll likely have a lot of contact with our two full-time research nurses dedicated to this form of treatment.

Find more information about our experts below. To make an appointment, please call the Department of Pediatrics at 833-MSK-KIDS.

Team Leader
Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD
Nai-Kong V. Cheung

Head, Neuroblastoma Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric Oncology
Ellen M. Basu, MD, PhD
Ellen M. Basu
Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric oncologist Julia Glade Bender
Julia Glade Bender

Vice Chair for Clinical Research

Kim Kramer, MD
Kim Kramer
Brian Kushner, MD
Brian H. Kushner
Shakeel Modak, MD
Shakeel Modak

Chief, Neuroblastoma Service

Stephen S. Roberts, MD
Stephen S. Roberts

Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

Pediatric Neuroblastoma Surgeons
Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric surgeon J. Ted Gerstle
J. Ted Gerstle

Chief, Pediatric Surgical Service

Pictured: Todd E. Heaton
Todd E. Heaton
Michael P. La Quaglia, MD, FACS, FRCS
Michael P. La Quaglia

Joseph H. Burchenal Chair in Pediatrics

Edward Shlasko, MD, MBA
Edward Shlasko
Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Pictured: Suzanne Wolden
Suzanne L. Wolden

Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Memorial Sloan Kettering Neuropsychologist & Child Psychologist Stephen Sands
Stephen A. Sands

Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Julia A. Kearney, MD
Julia A. Kearney
Nurse Practitioners and Research Nurses
Social Worker
Long-Term Follow-Up
Danielle Novetsky Friedman, MD
Danielle Novetsky Friedman
Charles A. Sklar, MD -- Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Program
Charles A. Sklar

Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Program