Pediatric Blood Disorders Doctors & Experts

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The multidisciplinary and multilingual pediatric blood disorders team at MSK Kids provides comprehensive and culturally sensitive care to children, teenagers, and young adults with many types of noncancerous blood disorders. Our pediatric doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other specialists work as a team to make your child’s care, treatment, and chance of a cure the best they can be. Our patients see the same team of healthcare professionals during their entire treatment and follow-up. This collaborative care is personalized to your child’s and your family’s needs.

As active members of your child’s care team, nurse practitioners and nurses play an essential role. They have exceptional knowledge and expertise to help you and your child throughout your experience with MSK Kids.

Our social workers stay in close contact with families to meet any practical, psychological, and social needs you may have. They provide counseling, information, and assistance throughout your child’s care and can also direct you to more resources. In addition, our child life specialists, teachers, patient and program coordinators, and session and physician-office assistants work together to support your child and family.

Find more information about our experts below. To make an appointment, please call 833-MSK-KIDS.

Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric oncologist Andrew Kung
Andrew Kung

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric hematologic oncologist Jaap-Jan Boelens
Jaap-Jan Boelens

Chief, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies Service; Richard J. O’Reilly Chair in Honor of Kevin Zoltan Merszei

MSK pediatric oncologist Maria Cancio
Maria Cancio
Kevin J. Curran, MD
Kevin J. Curran
Nancy A. Kernan, MD
Nancy A. Kernan

Assistant Chief, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service

Richard J. O'Reilly, MD
Richard J. O'Reilly

Claire L. Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research

Susan E. Prockop, MD
Susan E. Prockop
Andromachi (Machi) Scaradavou, MD
Andromachi (Machi) Scaradavou
Barbara (Gila) Spitzer, MD
Barbara (Gila) Spitzer
Farid Boulad, MD
Farid Boulad

Medical Director, Pediatric Day Hospital

Advanced Practice Providers
Jennifer Allen, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPHON
Jennifer Allen

Nurse Practitioner

Elaina Preston
Elaina Preston

Physician Assistant

Kimberly Dachisen
Kimberly Dachisen

Nurse Practitioner

Christina Najarian
Christina Najarian

Nurse Practitioner

Aleha Saleh
Aleha Saleh

Nurse Practitioner

Catherine Schwing
Catherine Schwing

Physician Assistant

Dylan Stein
Dylan Stein

Nurse Practitioner

Joanne Torok-Castanza, PNP
Joanne E. Torok-Castanza

Nurse Practitioner

Julie Ruggiero, PNP
Julie Ruggiero

Nurse Practitioner

Psychosocial Support
Memorial Sloan Kettering psychologist Marie Barnett
Marie E. Barnett

Psychologist

Julia A. Kearney, MD
Julia A. Kearney

Clinical Director, Pediatric PsychoOncology Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Neuropsychologist & Child Psychologist Stephen Sands
Stephen A. Sands

Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Kira Andersen
Kira Andersen

Social Worker

Laura Cimini
Laura Cimini

Psychologist

Megan Gilman
Megan Gilman

Psychiatrist

Brielle Napolitano
Brielle Napolitano

Child Life Specialist

Rebecca Jacobs
Rebecca Jacobs

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Clinical Trials Nurses
Jennifer Bieler
Jennifer Bieler

Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Varda
Melissa Varda

Nurse Practitioner