Pediatric Brain Tumor Doctors & Experts

Our multidisciplinary Pediatric Brain Tumor Service provides comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with brain or central nervous system tumors. Our pediatric physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other specialists collaborate to maximize your child’s chance of a cure. Our patients see the same team of healthcare professionals during their entire tumor treatment process. This integrated care is personalized to each child’s and family’s needs.

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 Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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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, please call the Department of Pediatrics 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, Pediatric 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

Child Neurology Program Director

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

Psychiatrist Meredith MacGregor

Meredith MacGregor

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