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Hematology, Oncology, and Cellular Therapy

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  • Faculty

    David M. Loeb, MD, PhD

    Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Marrow and Blood Cell Transplantation
    Director, Sarcoma Program
    Professor, Pediatrics and Developmental and Molecular Biology

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2426

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

     
     

    Leanne M. Ostrodka, MD

    Director of the REACT Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2342

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    Daniel A. Weiser, MD

    Medical Director, Intra-abdominal solid tumor program Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2342 F: (718) 920-6506

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24033 More Locations

    Sarah E. Norris, MD

    Director of the Quality in Life Team Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

     

    Specialties

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2426

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24032 More Locations

    Michelle A. Lee, MD, PhD

    Director of the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2926

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    Alissa C. Baker, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2426

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    William B. Mitchell, MD

    Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program Associate Professor of Pediatrics

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2342 F: (718) 920-6506

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24031 More Locations

    Adit L. Tal, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2342 F: (718) 920-6506

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24031 More Locations

    Allison M. Martin, MD

    Co-Director, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2450

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    Manjusha Namuduri, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

     

    Specialties

    • Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2342

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24031 More Locations

  • FELLOWS
    Kaitlin Strumph
     

    Kaitlin Strumph

    Dr. Kaitlin Strumph is currently a second third year fellow at CHAM. She graduated from the University of Connecticut pediatric residency program (Connecticut Children’s Medical Center), where she helped establish the pediatric heme/onc teaching curriculum for medical students and implement clinical pathways for oncology patients with fever. Dr. Strumph was also recognized with the Housestaff Teaching Commendation for her outstanding accomplishments and commitment to education. She is spending her 2nd and 3rd years as a member of the Einstein Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP), which is a two year master’s program consisting of didactic learning and coursework as well as a mentored research experience. Her project focuses on investigating the acute effects of iron overload on different immune parameters including vaccine response in patients with sickle cell disease.

     
     

    Leya Schwartz
     

    Leya Schwartz

    Dr. Leya Schwartz is currently a second year fellow at CHAM. She completed her pediatrics residency at CHAM. Prior to residency, she attended medical school at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in NJ. She is currently working on projects looking at off label targeted therapy in refractory sarcoma and rates of serious bacterial infection in children with sickle cell disease. She will be working in the lab of Dr. Amit Verma this coming year.

     
     

    Meghan Davitt

    Dr. Meghan Davitt is currently a first year fellow at CHAM. She received her medical degree at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed her pediatric residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. During her training, Dr. Davitt was involved in multiple research projects, including patient safety in pediatric hematology/oncology and discussing an interesting case of hereditary angioedema. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

     
     

    Moriah Rabin
     

    Moriah Rabin

    Dr. Moriah Rabin is currently a third year fellow at CHAM. She is a graduate of the CHAM pediatric residency program where she was involved in several research projects including treatments for enuresis in sickle cell disease and hyperglycemia during ALL induction. Dr. Rabin was recognized for her leadership skills and selected to serve a Chief Resident at CHAM. She is working in Dr. Harris Goldstein's lab studying a novel multi-specific anti-CD19 based lentiviral vector that encodes chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells for treatment resistant/refractory B-cell leukemia.

     
     

    Rachel Offenbacher

    Dr. Rachel Offenbacher is currently a first year fellow at CHAM. She received her medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completed her pediatrics residency at CHAM. During her residency, Dr. Offenbacher designed a case control study to examine the risk of fever and bacteremia in neutropenic patients and led a QI initiative to educate patients and caregivers newly diagnosed with pediatric cancer. She obtained the CATCH grant through the AAP in 2019 for improving safe sleep. She was a National Program Delegate for the section of pediatric trainees in the AAP, and was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2020.

     
     

    Yixian (Ethan) Li
     

    Yixian (Ethan) Li

    Dr. Yixian (Ethan) is currently a second year fellow at CHAM. He completed his pediatrics residency at Marshfield Clinic Program in Wisconsin. Prior to residency, he attended Sun Yat Sen University in China, where he won the first prize scholarship for excellent academic accomplishments. He has presented posters at ASPHO 2017 and 2018 on a novel GATA 1 mutation and utility of procalcitonin in fever and neutropenia. He will be working in the lab of Dr. Xingxing Zang this coming year.

     
     

  • Other Team Members

    Alison DeSilva, RN, MSN

    Administrative Nurse Manager, CHAM 9

     
     

    Lauren Wendt, RN, BSN, CPHON

    Administrative Nurse Manager, Rosenthal 3 and Rosenthal 4

     
     

    Christina Angrisani. CPNP

     
     

    Caroline A. Bell, RN, MSN, CPNP

     
     

    Megan M. Duggan, CPNP

     
     

    Lara Fabish, MSN, RN, CPNP

     
     

    Pretti Fernandez, CPNP, CPHON

     
     

    Ariel Levy, MSN, PPCNP-BC, CPHON

     
     

    Michele McInerney, CPNP, CPON

     
     

    Siobhan Polese, RN, CPNP

     
     

    Christina McGrisken, MSN, FNP-BC, CPHON

     
     

    Sheila Buchanan, CPNP, CPHON

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

     
     

    Anne Marie Sterk, RN. MSN, CPON

    Unit-based Nurse Educator

     
     

    Bitalina Arroyo, LMSW

    Social worker

     
     

    Raydale Blaylock, LCSW

    Social worker

     
     

    Rigoberto Tomala, LMSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Denise Velazquez, LCSW

    Senior Social Worker

     
     

    Talia Haviv, MSEd, CCLS

    Senior Child Life Specialist

     
     

    May Thompson

    Program Administrator Fellowship Coordinator

     
     

    Arlene Fernandez

    Program Assistant, Sarcoma

     
     

    Rozina PiJuan

    Program Assistant, BMT

     
     

    Adriana Rendon

    Program Administrative Assistant, QUILT

     
     

    Brandon Wilson

    Administrative Coordinator

     
     

    Robin Berger

    Program Assistant, Hemophilia Treatment Center

     
     

    Katherine Guerrero

    Office Coordinator

     
     

    Joyce Brown

    Program Assistant

     
     

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