Pediatric Brain Tumor Doctors & Experts

Our Pediatric Brain Tumor Service works across disciplines to provide comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and young adults with brain or central nervous system tumors. We know you probably have a lot of questions about what to do now. Our neurosurgeons offer same-day phone consultations. Call us at 833-MSK-KIDS and we’ll help you with your next steps.

Our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other specialists work together to maximize your child’s chance of a cure. Children see the same team of experts during their entire tumor treatment process. We personalize this integrated care to each child and family that we meet.

As active members of the treatment team, nurse practitioners and nurses play an essential role in caring for children and young adults. Nurses bring great knowledge, experience, and expertise to patient care, and will help you and your child through your inpatient or outpatient experience at MSK Kids.

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Our social workers stay in close contact with families to meet any practical and psychosocial needs. Social workers provide counseling, information, and assistance throughout the course of treatment, and can direct you to additional resources. Our child life specialists, teachers, patient and program coordinators, and session and physician-office assistants also work together to help your child and family in the hospital and at home during treatment periods.

Find more information about our experts below. To make an appointment, give us a call at 833-MSK-KIDS.

Debbie Diotallevi

Debbie Diotallevi

Maria Donzelli

Maria Donzelli

Nurse Practitioner

Pictured: Mariel Marrano

Mariel Marrano

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Martino

Lauren Martino

Nurse Practitioner

Pictured: Elaine Pottenger

Elaine Pottenger

Josephine See

Josephine See

Nurse Practitioner

Matthias A.  Karajannis, MD, MS

Matthias A. Karajannis

Chief of Neuro-Oncology Service

Ira J. Dunkel, MD

Ira J. Dunkel

Stephen W. Gilheeney, MD, MMS

Stephen W. Gilheeney

Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Fellowship

Kim Kramer, MD

Kim Kramer

Yasmin Khakoo, MD

Yasmin Khakoo

Director, Child Neurology Program

Praveen Raju, MD, PhD

Praveen Raju

David H. Abramson, MD -- Chief, Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department of Surgery

David H. Abramson

Chief, Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department of Surgery

Julia A. Kearney, MD

Julia A. Kearney

Memorial Sloan Kettering Neuropsychologist & Child Psychologist Stephen Sands

Stephen A. Sands

Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

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