Pediatric Leukemias Doctors, Surgeons & Experts

Pediatric Leukemias Doctors, Surgeons & Experts


Our multidisciplinary Pediatric Leukemia Service provides comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with many types of leukemia. 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 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.

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.

Team Leader
Peter G. Steinherz, MD -- Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Studies
Peter G. Steinherz

Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Studies

Pediatric Surgery
Michael P. La Quaglia, MD, FACS, FRCS
Michael P. La Quaglia

Joseph H. Burchenal Chair in Pediatrics

Edward Shlasko, MD, MBA
Edward Shlasko
Pediatric Oncology
MSK pediatric oncologist Maria Cancio
Maria Cancio
Christopher J. Forlenza, MD
Christopher J. Forlenza
Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
Alex Kentsis
Rachel Kobos, MD
Rachel Kobos
Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric hematologist-oncologist Kavitha Ramaswamy
Kavitha Ramaswamy
Neerav N. Shukla, MD
Neerav N. Shukla

Director of the Pediatric Translational Medicine Program (PTMP)

Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric oncologist Maria Luisa Sulis
Maria Luisa Sulis

Chief, Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies Service

Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Pictured: Suzanne Wolden
Suzanne L. Wolden

Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Pediatric Radiology
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
New Agent Development and Evaluation
Oscar Lin, MD, PhD
Oscar Lin

Chief, Cytology Service

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Maura Byrnes-Casey
Maura Byrnes-Casey
Debbie Diotallevi
Debbie Diotallevi
Lauren Kushner
Lauren Kushner
Pictured: Mariel Marrano
Mariel Marrano

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Martino
Lauren Martino

Nurse Practitioner

Kateri McGuire
Kateri McGuire
Pictured: Elaine Pottenger
Elaine Pottenger
Joe Reyes,  MS, RN, CPNP, CPHON
Joe Reyes

Nurse Practitioner

Josephine See
Josephine See

Nurse Practitioner

Marjorie Weis, DNP, MPH, CPNP
Marjorie Weis

Nurse Practitioner

Social Work
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