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Symposium Focuses on Pediatric Hematologic and Oncologic Problems

Symposium Focuses on Pediatric Hematologic and Oncologic Problems (InTouch 12-5-16)

Under the direction of Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., second from left, professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, the all-day symposium, “Diagnosis and Management of Common Childhood Hematology and Oncology Problems:  A Guide for Pediatric Primary Care Providers,” held on November 12 at Westchester Medical Center, armed pediatric health care professionals with the latest on the most common pediatric hematologic and oncologic problems and the care of childhood cancer survivors. Among the participants were, from left: Jessica C. Hochberg, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; Fernando Ferrer, M.D.,  section chief, pediatric urology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center; Behzad Bidadi, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pediatrics; Whitney J. McBride, M.D., associate professor of clinical surgery; keynote speaker Lisa R. Diller, M.D., chief medical officer, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, director, David B. Perini, Jr., Quality of Life Clinic, Institute; and Mehmet Fevzi Ozkaynak, M.D., professor of pediatrics.