The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders


US News & World Report Rankings
Joining the Be The Match Registry
cancer-month-logo-2017

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is a partnership between the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Childhood Research entities including the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group.

Each year, more than 190 children are diagnosed with cancer in Alabama. The diagnoses include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors and rare childhood cancers. There are approximately 2,000 patients treated with serious blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and hemophilia that receive care from the center each year.

We are committed to a CURE. Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders physicians are actively working toward the goal of a cure for all children through research and development of innovative therapies.

Clinical and Research Programs include:

Scheduling an Appointment
A physician's referral is required to schedule a first appointment in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic. Further information may be obtained by calling 205-638-9285.

 

Our Cancer and Blood Disorders Team


Girish Dhall, MDGirish Dhall, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Benjamin Russell Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Head, UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Director, The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama
Chair, Young Investigator’s Committee, Children’s Oncology Group


Kimberly Whelan, MD, MSPHKimberly Whelan, MD, MSPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Taking on Life after Cancer Clinic and Childhood Cancer Survivors Program
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program


Elizabeth Alva, MD, MSPHElizabeth Alva, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Neuro-Oncology Program


Smita Bhatia, MD, MPHSmita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Professor
Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the UAB School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Outcomes in the Dept. of Pediatrics


Christy Bemrich-Stolz, MDChristy Bemrich-Stolz, MD

Instructor
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Joseph Chewning, MDJoseph Chewning, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Clinical Director, Lowder SCTU


Gregory Friedman, MDGregory Friedman, MD

Director, Developmental Therapeutics
Associate Scientist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Neuro-Oncology Program


Frederick Goldman, MDFrederick Goldman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Lowder Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Senior Scientist Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center


Hilary Haines, MDHilary Haines, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program


Lee M. Hilliard, MDLee M. Hilliard, MD

Professor of Pediatrics


Thomas H. Howard, MDThomas H. Howard, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director UAB Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center


Matthew Kutny, MDMatthew Kutny, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Histiocytosis Program


Wendy Landier, PhD, RNWendy Landier, PhD, RN

Professor
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship


Jeffrey Lebensburger, DOJeffrey Lebensburger, DO

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Hematology Section


Purnima Singh, PhDPurnima Singh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship


Avi Madan-Swain, PhDAvi Madan-Swain, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program


Julie Wolfson MD, MSHSJulie Wolfson MD, MSHS

Assistant Professor
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship


Ana Xavier MDAna Xavier MD

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

 

Clinical Trials


Phase I Clinical Trial of HSV G207 Alone or With a Single Radiation Dose in Children with Recurrent Supratentorial Brain Tumors

 

Research


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Clinical Programs


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Fellowship Training


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Fellowship team photo

 

News


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The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders


US News & World Report Rankings
Joining the Be The Match Registry
cancer-month-logo-2017

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is a partnership between the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Childhood Research entities including the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group.

Each year, more than 190 children are diagnosed with cancer in Alabama. The diagnoses include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors and rare childhood cancers. There are approximately 2,000 patients treated with serious blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and hemophilia that receive care from the center each year.

We are committed to a CURE. Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders physicians are actively working toward the goal of a cure for all children through research and development of innovative therapies.

Clinical and Research Programs include:

Scheduling an Appointment
A physician's referral is required to schedule a first appointment in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic. Further information may be obtained by calling 205-638-9285.

 

Our Cancer and Blood Disorders Team


Girish Dhall, MDGirish Dhall, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Benjamin Russell Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Head, UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Director, The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama
Chair, Young Investigator’s Committee, Children’s Oncology Group


Kimberly Whelan, MD, MSPHKimberly Whelan, MD, MSPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Taking on Life after Cancer Clinic and Childhood Cancer Survivors Program
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program


Elizabeth Alva, MD, MSPHElizabeth Alva, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Neuro-Oncology Program


Smita Bhatia, MD, MPHSmita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Professor
Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the UAB School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Outcomes in the Dept. of Pediatrics


Christy Bemrich-Stolz, MDChristy Bemrich-Stolz, MD

Instructor
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Joseph Chewning, MDJoseph Chewning, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Clinical Director, Lowder SCTU


Gregory Friedman, MDGregory Friedman, MD

Director, Developmental Therapeutics
Associate Scientist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Neuro-Oncology Program


Frederick Goldman, MDFrederick Goldman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Lowder Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Senior Scientist Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center


Hilary Haines, MDHilary Haines, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program


Lee M. Hilliard, MDLee M. Hilliard, MD

Professor of Pediatrics


Thomas H. Howard, MDThomas H. Howard, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director UAB Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center


Matthew Kutny, MDMatthew Kutny, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Histiocytosis Program


Wendy Landier, PhD, RNWendy Landier, PhD, RN

Professor
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship


Jeffrey Lebensburger, DOJeffrey Lebensburger, DO

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Hematology Section


Purnima Singh, PhDPurnima Singh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship


Avi Madan-Swain, PhDAvi Madan-Swain, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program


Julie Wolfson MD, MSHSJulie Wolfson MD, MSHS

Assistant Professor
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship


Ana Xavier MDAna Xavier MD

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

 

Clinical Trials


Phase I Clinical Trial of HSV G207 Alone or With a Single Radiation Dose in Children with Recurrent Supratentorial Brain Tumors

 

Research


Awaiting content

 

Clinical Programs


Awaiting content

 

Fellowship Training


Awaiting content

Fellowship team photo

 

News


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