Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles

Focus of Work


As a former social worker turned physician, I am acutely aware of the way in which the psycho-social atmosphere contributes to the treatment of cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults. As a physician, I try to incorporate that view into my treatment of young people with cancer.

Academic Focus

In research I have focused on the psychosocial effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment on children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity.

Clinical Focus

My primary clinical interests include solid tumors, particularly sarcomas, adolescent and young adult oncology, and survivorship.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Hahnemann University (2002)
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics (2005)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hematology/Oncology (2008)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box Box 30
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611