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Pediatric Hematology Oncology Faculty

Dr. Brandon Hadland working with graduate student in his lab
Dr. Brandon Hadland working with a graduate student in his lab. Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch

Meet Our Faculty

Katie Albert, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Sarcoma and solid tumor therapies

Colleen Annesley, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Research focus: High-risk leukemia, immunotherapy

K. Scott Baker, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences Divisions, FHCC
Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and Cancer Survivor Program
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: Late effects of HSCT, HSCT for non-malignant disorders, HLH

Michael A. Bender, M.D., PH.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, USWOM
Seattle Children's/Odess Brown Children's Clinic
Research focus: Hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell disease

Irwin D. Bernstein, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Fred Hutch
Research focus: HSC biology, leukemia biology

Neel Bhatt, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: HSCT and cancer survivorship

Amanda Blair, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Hemophilia Treatment Center
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Coagulation disorders

Marie Bleakley, M.D., Ph.D., M.MSc.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Director, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation for Pediatric Leukemia
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: HSCT graft engineering, GVHD, T-cell immunotherapy

Lauri Burroughs, M.D.
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Director, Non-Malignant Transplant Program
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: Transplant for non-malignant blood disorders

Paul A. Carpenter, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Medical Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Clinical Service
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: GVHD prevention and treatment

Katie Carlberg, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Thalassemia Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Hemoglobinopathies/thalassemia

Eric Chow, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Associate Professor, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences Divisions, FHCC
Medical Director, CBDC Cancer Survivor Program
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: Cancer survivorship and late effects

Todd Cooper, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Leukemia therapeutics

Erin Crotty, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Retinoblastoma Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Retinoblastoma, Immunotherapy for medulloblastoma

Ann Dahlberg, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Transition Clinic
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research Focus: Cord blood transplant

Colleen Delaney, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Affiliate Investigator, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research Focus: HSC expansion, cellular therapies, cord blood transplant

Lisa Force, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Health Metrics Sciences, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, UW
Affiliate Member, Global Oncology Program, FHCC
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch/UW
Research focus: Global pediatric oncology, cancer epidemiology, cancer disparities

Scott Furlan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research Focus: GVHD, Immunotherapy, Single cell genomics

Amy Geddis, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Hematology and Bone Marrow Failure Programs
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Bone marrow failure syndromes

Rebecca Gardner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Immunotherapy
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Immunotherapy, CAR T-cells

Heather Gustafson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Macrophage biology in the tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy

Brandon Hadland, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: Developmental hematopoiesis, HSC biology, leukemia biology

Douglas Hawkins, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Chair, Children's Oncology Group
Research focus: Sarcoma therapies

Michael Jensen, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, USWOM
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Vice President, Seattle Children's Therapeutics, and Chief Therapeutics Officer
Executive Director, CureWorks
Research focus: Immunotherapies, CAR T-cells

Sarita Joshi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Apheresis
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Transfusion medicine, bone marrow failure

Vandana Kalia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Immunotherapy, T-cell engineering

Tyler Ketterl, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Director, Fertility Preservation Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Cancer survivorship in AYA population

Adam Lamble, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Research focus: High-risk leukemia therapeutics, immunotherapy

Beth Lawlor, M.D, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Associate Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research Focus: Ewing sarcoma biology and therapeutics

Sarah Leary, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Precision medicine and therapy development in CNS tumors

Kasey Leger, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Cardiovascular health of pediatric cancer survivors

Mignon Loh, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Leukemia biology and genomics

Kanwaldeep Mallhi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: Gene therapy and clinical trials for non-malignant HSCT

Kristin Maher, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Research focus: benign hematology

Jason Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics, UWSOM
Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, FHCC
Associate Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program, FHCC
Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, FHCC
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: Childhoold health inequities

Soheil Meschinchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Affiliate Member, Global Oncology Program, FHCC
Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's
Research focus: AML genomics and therapeutics

Shannon Oda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Tumor microenvironment, T-cell engineering to enhance immunotherapy

James M. Olson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: Pediatric brain tumor therapeutics

Rimas Orentas, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research Focus: Immunogenomics, immunotherapy, tumor immune microenvironment

Julie R. Park, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Immunotherapy Coordinating Center
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research Focus: Neuroblastoma, immunotherapy

Siobhan Pattwell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research Focus: Neurodevelopment and genetics of pediatric brain tumors

Aleksandra Petrovic, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology and Immunology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: Gene therapy and HSCT for immune disorders

Navin Pinto, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Lead, Solid Tumor Immunotherapy Program
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Neuroblastoma, solid tumor immunotherapy

Julie Rivers, M.D. M.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Fellowship Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Immunotherapy, medical education

Gavin Roach, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, CBDC Thrombosis Program
Seattle Children's
Research focus: bleeding and clotting disorders

Abby Rosenberg, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Director, Palliative Care and Resilience Research
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Cancer survivorship and resilience

Surojit Sarkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: T-cell immunology, immunotherapy

Jay Sarthy, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Epigenetics in pediatric cancers

Corinne Summers, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: HSCT and immunotherapy clinical trials

Katherine Tarlock, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Research Affiliate, FHCC
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: AML therapeutics, Global Oncology

Molly Taylor, M.D.
Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Biobehavioral pediatric oncology

Amy Tellnghuisen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Medical Director, Seattle Children’s Center for Blood Disorders and Cancer
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Quality improvement in pediatric oncology care

Monica Thakar, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Inpatient Services
Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch
Research focus: NK cell immunotherapy, clinical trials for HSCT

Michelle Ting, M.D.
Assisant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, USWOM
Director, Cancer Predisposition Clinic
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Cancer predisposition syndromes

Nick Vitanza, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's/Seattle Children's Research Institute
Research focus: Epigenetic and immunotherapeutic targeting of pediatric CNS tumors

Jennifer Wilkes, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM
Seattle Children's
Research focus: Quality improvement in pediatric oncology care

Meet the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Leadership