About Us

The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at NYU Langone Medical Center is an academically oriented program that is committed to providing modern, family centered and highly personalized care to children with cancer and blood diseases.

The Division has a long-standing history in the field and takes advantage of the rich scientific and clinical resources of the NYU Medical Center and the NYU School of Medicine.

We strive for excellence in patient care, teaching, research and advocacy for children with both common and rare disorders.

Our specific mission is fourfold:

  • To provide the most modern, effective therapy for children by a team of specialists who are leaders in their respective fields
  • To deliver personalized care in a healing environment that promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of children and their families
  • To use the tools of modern biology to identify the causes of childhood cancer and blood disorders
  • To rapidly translate scientific discovery into better treatments for all children

Clinical care is delivered at Tisch Hospital and Bellevue Medical Center and at our state of the art outpatient day hospital, the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, psychologist, and administrative staff works closely together to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, high-quality patient care.

They understand that children with cancer or blood disorders have different needs from adults, and they are specially trained to address the special age-appropriate needs of infants, children, and teens.

A Behavioral Health Team works with every new patient and his or her family to develop a treatment plan that nurtures the ongoing emotional, intellectual and physical development of the individual child.

A newly developed Wellness Program integrates traditional medical care with proven complimentary therapy to provide emotional and physical balance to families and staff.

We provide care for all forms of childhood cancer and blood diseases. We recognize the importance of translating new discoveries in the laboratory into improved treatments as quickly as possible.

Our distinguished faculty directs national and worldwide efforts to improve clinical practice in pediatric hematology/oncology.

To further advance the care we provide for children with particularly challenging conditions, we have developed specialized programs in childhood leukemia, neuro-oncology (brain tumors), and coagulation (bleeding and blood clots).

Research into the causes of the conditions we treat and the development of more effective therapy is one of the cornerstones of our program. Our faculty engages in basic and clinical research and are knowledgeable in the most up to date treatments.

We also train new generations of pediatricians to diagnose and treat common conditions as well as specialists in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology through our post-doctoral fellowship program.