Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Improving the lives of patients with pediatric cancer and blood diseases by:

  • Delivering world-class clinical care
  • Advancing translation of discoveries from bench-to-bedside
  • Training the next generations of physician scientists

We care for our patients in state-of-the art facilities within the  Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and at our outreach sites at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, and El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.  Our research laboratories are located at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Our location on the campus of Stanford University provides an unparalleled opportunity for collaborative, cross-disciplinary research to further the mission of the Division. Our fellowship program is designed to train the next generation of leaders in the field.


Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA
Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cancer and Division Chief
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Co-Director of Bass Center for Childhood
Cancer and Blood Disorders

Pediatrics Awards Day - Basic Science Research Award

Each year the Department will recognize one of its members in an area of basic science research for her/his scientific achievement in the past year.  Typically, this achievement will be a peer-reviewed publication, but other achievements may be recognized if they can be demonstrated to be pertinent to advancing biomedical research. Congratulations to Julien Sage, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Pediatrics Awards Day - Clinical Excellence (mid and senior career)

Leadership in clinical improvements above and beyond current role and responsibilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, clinical excellence, leadership of clinical effectiveness initiatives and projects (identifying best/leading practice, developing and implementing a target initiative in the context of PQMS—safe, family-centered, high value (improving quality, service and affordability), innovative and implementation or development of new approaches to clinical care. Congratulations to Norman Lacayo, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Division Chief

Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA
Dr. Spunt is an Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cancer and in 2013 was recruited to Stanford University from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she was Deputy Clinical Director of the hospital. Her clinical and research interests have focused on the treatment and biology of soft tissue sarcomas, an area where she is an internationally recognized expert. She serves on multiple committees of the Children’s Oncology Group and is Vice-Chair of its Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee. In addition to being Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology she is co-Director of the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

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