Along with our doctors, specialized nurses experienced in the care of children, teens, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders play a vital role in the care of hospitalized children at MedStar Health.
Our team is strengthened by comprehensive pediatric-centered services including Child Life, Clinical Technicians, Speech/Physical/ Occupation Therapy, Social Work, Pastoral Care, and Pediatric Nutrition.
Treating the Disease, Caring for the Child and Family
Staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists, the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation offers state-of-the-art clinical care, consultation, education and follow-up in a compassionate, family-centered environment to all patients with cancer and blood disorders. Our multidisciplinary, collaborative team comprises of pediatric hematologists / oncologists, oncology nurse practitioners, APHON certified oncology nurses, clinical research associates, social workers, case managers, psychiatrists, art therapists, nutritionists, patient advocates and chaplains. We specialize in treating patients with all pediatric cancer and blood disorders—from infants to 25 years of age in an academic setting utilizing the latest advancements in treatment and research.
The division is part of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center—the area’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and one of only 41 in the nation. Our Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Program is a Full Member the Children’s Oncology Group, offering eligible patients participation in state of the art clinical trials.
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Program
- Solid Tumor and Brain Tumor Program
- Retinoblastoma Program
- Blood disorders Program including General Hematology
- Sickle Cell Program
- Long Term Survivor Program
- Palliative Care program
- Cancer Nutrition Program
- Surgical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Pediatric Sedation Service
Supportive Care Services
- Social Work
- Art Therapy
- Child Psychiatry and Neuropsychology
- Back to School Transition Services
- Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapies
- Parent Link Program