Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation
Department of Pediatrics
New York Medical College
Phone: (914) 493-7997
Fax: (914) 594-4022
To discover that your child is severely sick and requires treatment for cancer or a blood disorder is one of life’s most difficult moments for parents. The pediatric oncologists and hematologist within CWPW are committed to providing the most innovative therapies for childhood cancer and blood disorders, as well as developing and perfecting new treatments for preventing these diseases in the future. Both cancer and blood diseases represent a complex challenge.
The division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center/CWPW consists of board certified pediatric hematologist-oncologists, pediatric oncology nurses, full time social workers, clinical research associates, a Ph.D., and research associates in our molecular biology lab.
Our dedicated pediatric hematologists and oncologists provide care for children with all forms of cancer and blood diseases, including leukemias, brain tumors, lymphomas, Hodgkin’s disease, neuroblastoma, Wilm’s tumor, liver tumors, histiocytosis, germ cell tumors, and other rare types of tumors. Our active participation in the Children’s Oncology Group Studies makes it possible to provide the most up to date and state of the art treatment regimens to children with any form of cancer, common or rare.
Inpatient care is done at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, at the Marden, Harrison and Kreuter Pediatric Oncology Center, a dedicated pediatric oncology unit with private isolation rooms, three stem cell transplantation rooms, and dedicated pediatric oncology nurses.
Children who need a simple outpatient follow up visit and only simple chemotherapy, by i.v. push, and not infusion chemotherapy, are seen at our office at 19 Bradhurst Avenue, in Hawthorne, NY or at one of the satellite offices. Children who need an outpatient follow up visit and require infusion therapy are seen at our Day Hospital (Infusion Center) at 19 Bradhurst Avenue
Children who need lumbar punctures and / or intrathecal chemotherapy, or bone marrow aspirates and / or biopsies are seen in the ambulatory surgery unit. Experienced pediatric anesthesiologists provide short anesthesia, using propofol, for such procedures, thus completely avoiding any anxiety and pain involved. This set up is available routinely, once a week, and as needed, on other days.
The Faculty Practice of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation is part of Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester.