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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Faculty

Hematology Faculty

Glaivy Batsuli, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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May Chien, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Hemostasis, thrombosis, hemoglobinopathies

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Megan Gilbert, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bertil Glader, MD, PhD
Stanford Medicine Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Leadership Role(s): RBC Special Studies Lab Medical Director

Research Interest: Bone marrow failure disorders, red blood cell/hemolytic disorders

Michael Jeng, MD

Research Interest: Transfusion related iron overload, histiocytic disorders, vascular anomalies

Clara Lo, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Leadership Role(s): Interim Hematology Section Chief; Outpatient Medical Co-Director; Rotation Director, Pediatric Hematology Selective/Elective; Rotation Director, PEDS305A Pediatric Hematology Clerkship

Research Interest: Biomarkers and targeted therapy in pediatric immune thrombocytopenia, inherited platelet disorders

Louise Lo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interest: General clinical hematology

Anupama Narla, MD
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Bone marrow failure, disorders of erythropoiesis

Oncology Faculty

Catherine Aftandilian, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interest: Infectious complications of pediatric cancer treatment

Jay Michael Balagtas, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Leadership Role(s): Outreach Program Director at John Muir Medical Center

Research Interest: General clinical oncology

Karen Chao, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Disparities experienced by pediatric oncology patients based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomics, child health equity

Jacquelyn Crane, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Leadership Role: Assistant Director, Fellowship Program

Research Interests: Therapeutic clinical trials, tumor genetics, and medical education

Harvey Cohen, MD, PhD
Deborah E. Addicott - John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Family Professor

Leadership Role(s): Palliative Care Medical Director

Research Interest: Proteomics in ALL, brain tumors, biomarkers in pediatric diseases

Kara Davis, DO
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Cell Signaling in pediatric leukemia

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Charles Gawad, MD
Associate Professor

Research Interest: Studying evolution at cellular resolution

Tanja Gruber, MD, PhD
Endowed Professor

Leadership Role(s): Division Chief, Director of the Bass Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Research Interests: KMT2A rearranged acute leukemia, ALL, AML, Genomics, High Throughput Drug Screening

Jen Kamens, MD

Research Interests: translational research with a direct bridge from preclinical models to patients in the clinic with a specific focus on understanding and exploiting the role DNA damage repair in pediatric high risk acute leukemias

Norman Lacayo, MD
Associate Professor

Research Interest: Early phase clinical trials for relapsed leukemia and biomarkers for risk-stratification, genomic and proteomic analysis in de novo acute leukemia

Michael Link, MD
Lydia J. Lee Professor

Research Interest: Treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma

Adrienne Long, MD, PhD

Research Interest: Cancer Immunotherapy 

Crystal Mackall, MD
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family Professor

Leadership Role(s): Stanford Cancer Institute Associate Director; Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program Leader, Stanford Cancer Institute; Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Director at Stanford; Cancer Immunotherapy Program Director, Department of Pediatrics

Research Interest: Cancer immunotherapy

Robbie Majzner, MD
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Cancer immunotherapy, CAR T cells, neuroblastoma, sarcomas

Lianna Marks, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interest: Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, global oncology outreach

Allison Pribnow, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Clinical concentration in solid tumors with a focus on management of bone sarcomas. Treatment of recurrent/refractory OS and EWS, early phase clinical trials, AYA oncology and global oncology outreach

Sneha Ramakrishna, MD

Research Interest: Cancer immunotherapy, CAR T cells

Raya Saab, MD

Leadership Roles: Oncology Section Chief



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Julien Sage, PhD
Elaine & John Chambers Professor

Leadership Role(s): Cancer Biology PhD Program Co-Director

Research Interest: Mechanisms of action of retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene

Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Shelagh Galligan Professor

Leadership Role(s): T32 Training Grant Program Director

Research Interest: Normal and aberrant hematopoiesis, targeted therapies

Liora Schultz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Pediatric leukemia and lymphoma, translational immunotherapy, CAR T cell therapy

Stephanie Smith, MD, MPH

Research Interests: Cancer survivorship, late effects, targeted therapy in Ph+ leukemias

Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA
Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cancer

Research Interest: Soft tissue sarcoma, cancer survivorship, and adolescent/young adult cancer care

John (Fritz) Tan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interest: General clinical oncology

Crystal Wang, MD

Research Interests: pediatric central nervous system leukemia, translational research

Peng Wu, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: pediatric liver tumors, cancer genetics, pediatric solid tumor biology

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Duda, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor


Mona Shah, MD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Danielle Shin, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor


Stephen Simko, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor




Jennifer Tsai, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor