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Bass Childhood Cancer Center Teams

Your child is in the hands of one of the nation’s most experienced cancer teams. Within the Bass Center, your care team may include physicians such as hematologists, oncologists and stem cell transplant specialists.

Our physicians are a part of the NCI-designated Stanford Cancer Institute and work with a team of specially trained individuals dedicated to the care of children, including clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, surgical specialists, oncologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, therapists and more.

Hematology Care Team

Jennifer Duda, MD, is board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric blood disorders

Bertil Glader, MD, PhD

Bertil Glader, MD, PhD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology, pediatrics and hematology.

Areas of Expertise: Aplastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, Diamond Blackfan anemia, hemophilia

Michael Jeng, MD

Michael Jeng, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

Areas of Expertise: Langerhans cell histiocytosis, vascular anomalies, sickle cell disease

Aditi Kamdar, MD, MSPH, is board certified in pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric blood disorders, thromboses

Benjamin Kim, MD, is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric blood disorders, hemophilia

Richard Ko, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric blood disorders, hemophilia

Clara Lo, MD

Clara Lo, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise: Hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, platelet disorders

Louise Lo, MD

Louise Lo, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric blood disorders

Anupama Narla, MD

Anupama Narla, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise: Diamond Blackfan anemia, aplastic anemia

Stephen Simko, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise: Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Wendy Wong, MD

Wendy Wong, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric blood disorders

    Oncology Care Team

    Catherine Aftandilian, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

    Jay Michael Balagtas, MD

    Jay Michael Balagtas, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric leukemia and lymphoma

    Harvey Cohen, MD, PhD

    Harvey Cohen, MD, PhD, is the medical director of the pediatric Palliative Care program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric leukemia, palliative care

    Gary Dahl, MD

    Gary Dahl, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

    Kara Davis, DO

    Kara Davis, DO, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer immunotherapy, pediatric leukemia

    Jorge Dimartino, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric oncology

    Joan Fisher, MD

    Joan Fisher, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and palliative medicine.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric leukemia, palliative medicine

    Meena Kadapakkam, MD

    Meena Kadapakkam, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Bone and soft tissue sarcoma, Ewing sarcoma

    Erin Karski, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric oncology

    Sara Kreimer, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Solid tumors, vascular anomalies

    Norman Lacayo, MD

    Norman Lacayo, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

    Areas of Expertise: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

    Michael Link, MD

    Michael Link, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Crystal Mackall, MD

    Crystal Mackall, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology, pediatrics and internal medicine.

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer immunotherapy, CAR-T cell therapy, pediatric cancers

    Robbie Majzner, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Neuroblastoma, solid tumors, cancer immunotherapy

    Lianna Marks, MD

    Lianna Marks, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Allison Pribnow, MD

    Allison Pribnow, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Bone and soft tissue sarcoma, Wilms tumor, Ewing sarcoma, Osteogenic sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma

    Sneha Ramakrishna, MD

    Sneha Ramakrishna, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer immunotherapy, CAR-T cell therapy

    Arun Rangaswami, MD

    Arun Rangaswami, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

    Areas of Expertise: Liver tumors (hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma), Wilms tumor, retinoblastoma

    Kathleen Sakamoto, MD

    Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Bone marrow failure disorders, pediatric cancers

    Liora Schultz, MD

    Liora Schultz, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Immune reconstitution, acute leukemia, graft-versus-host disease

    Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA

    Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Bone and soft tissue sarcoma, Wilms tumor, germ cell tumors

    John Tan, MD

    John Tan, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric cancers

    Michael Wei, MD

    Michael Wei, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric leukemia, childhood cancer

      Stem Cell Transplantation Care Team

      Maria-Grazia Roncarolo, MD

      Maria-Grazia Roncarolo, MD, is the division chief of pediatric stem cell transplantation.

      Areas of Expertise: Regulatory T cells to prevent graft-versus-host disease, mechanisms of graft versus leukemia in acute myelogenous leukemia, stem cell gene therapy for genetic diseases, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for immune dysregulation disorders, immune reconstitution.

      Rajni Agarwal, MD

      Rajni Agarwal, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

      Areas of Expertise: Hematopoietic stem cell graft manipulation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for bone marrow failure syndromes, veno-occlusive disease, infection prevention

      Rosa Bacchetta, MD

      Areas of Expertise: Genetic autoimmunity, IPEX syndrome, immune dysregulation

      Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD

      Areas of Expertise: Allogenic stem cell transplantation in children, graft manipulation, immune reconstitution, graft-versus-host disease

      Julia Chu, MD

      Julia Chu, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

      Areas of Expertise: Immune reconstitution, acute leukemia, graft-versus-host disease

      Agnieszka Czechowicz, MD

      Agnieszka Czechowicz, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics.

      Areas of Expertise: Bone marrow failure disorders, Fanconi anemia, stem cell gene therapy for genetic diseases

      Melissa Mavers, MD

      Melissa Mavers, MD, is board certified in pediatrics.

      Areas of Expertise: Immunoregulation of graft-versus-host disease, graft-versus-host disease prevention and treatment

      Matthew Porteus, MD

      Matthew Porteus, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

      Areas of Expertise: Gene editing for sickle cell disease, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for genetic diseases, hematopoietic stem cell biology

      Ami Shah, MD

      Ami Shah, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

      Areas of Expertise: Late effects and survivorship, metabolic diseases, chronic graft-versus-host disease, pediatric leukemia

      Sandeep Soni, MD

      Sandeep Soni, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology.

      Areas of Expertise: Gene therapy for thalassemia and sickle cell disease, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hemoglobinopathies, neuroblastoma

      Katja Weinacht, MD, PhD

      Katja Weinacht, MD, PhD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

      Areas of Expertise: Immune dysregulation, immune-mediated cytopenia, graft-versus-host disease, primary immunodeficiencies, DiGeorge syndrome

      Kenneth Weinberg, MD

      Kenneth Weinberg, MD, is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatrics.

      Areas of Expertise: Genetic and acquired immune disorders, immune development, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for genetic diseases, graft-versus-host disease

        Neuro-Oncology Care Team

        Paul Fisher, MD

        Paul Fisher, MD, is the chief of Pediatric Neurology-Oncology at Stanford Children's Health and the Beirne Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. He is board certified in neurology and neuro-oncology.

        Areas of Expertise: Neurology, neuro-oncology, autism

        Cynthia Campen, MD

        Cynthia Campen, MD, is board certified in neurology and neuro-oncology.

        Areas of Expertise: Neurology and neuro-oncology

        Michelle Monje, MD, PhD

        Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is board certified in neurology and neuro-oncology.

        Areas of Expertise: Neuro-oncology, immunotherapy

        Sonia Partap, MD

        Sonia Partap, MD, is board certified in neurology and neuro-oncology.

        Areas of Expertise: Neurology and neuro-oncology

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