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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Faculty

Hematology Faculty

May Chien, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Hemostasis, thrombosis, hemoglobinopathies

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Bertil Glader, MD, PhD

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

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

Michael Jeng, MD

Leadership Role(s): Fellowship Program Director

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

Aditi Kamdar, MD, MSPH
Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Ragini Adams, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Catherine Aftandilian, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor

Leadership Role(s): Outpatient Medical Co-Director

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

Vali Barsan, MD

Research Interests: Cancer immunotherapy and genome engineering

Jacquelyn Crane, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Gary Dahl, MD

Leadership Role(s): Adolescent and Young Adult Program Medical Director

Research Interest: Phase I drug studies for childhood cancer, multidrug resistance in leukemia and solid tumors, biology and treatment of AML, AYA care

Kara Davis, DO
Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Cell Signaling in pediatric leukemia

Joan Fisher, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor

Research Interests: General clinical oncology and palliative care

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

Sara Kreimer, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Leadership Role: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Core Rotation Co-Director

Research Interest: Solid tumors and vascular anomalies

Norman Lacayo, MD
Associate Professor

Leadership Role(s): Interim Oncology Section Chief

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

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 Assistant 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

Rebecca Richards, MD, PhD

Research Interest: AML, ALL, Immunotherapy, CAR T cells

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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

Danielle Shin, MD, PhD

Research Interests: Pediatric acute myeloid leukemia, preleukemic stem cells, clonal diversity and evolution

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

Peng Wu, MD, PhD

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

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Duda, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor


Stephen Simko, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor




Michael Wei, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Wendy Wong, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor