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Rady Children's Specialists

Team

Our pediatric multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, hematology/oncology nurse practitioners, psychologists, clinical social workers, child life specialists, clinical pharmacists, dietitians and chaplains.

Physicians

William D. Roberts, M.D., Director, Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Rady Children’s and UC San Diego; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Eric Anderson, M.D., Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, Peckham Center; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Paula Aristizabal, M.D., M.A.S., Medical Director, International Outreach Program, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Site Director for Pediatric Residency Education in Mexico, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego/Rady Children’s; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Kelly Bush, M.D., Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

Sun Choo, M.D., Co-Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Hilda Ding, M.D., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Jennifer Elster, M.D., Director, Pediatric Proton Therapy Program; AssociateClinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Anusha Preethi Ganesan, M.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Nicholas Gloude, M.D., Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Julie Jaffray, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Jenny Kim, M.D., Medical Director, Sickle Cell Program; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Dennis Kuo, M.D., M.S., Medical Director, Long-Term Follow-up Program; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Karen Lee, M.D., Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Megan Paul, M.D., Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Deborah E. Schiff, M.D., Medical Director, Palliative Care Program, Peckham Center; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Courtney Thornburg, M.D., M.S., Director, Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center; Director, Hemostasis Research Program; Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship Program; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Victor Wong, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

Jennifer Yu, M.D., Medical Director, Thalassemia Program; Co-Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Peter Eric Zage, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director, Research; Associate Professor-in-Residence, UC San Diego


Psychologists

Helen Giang, Psy.D.

Christina Baker, Psy.D.


Fellows

Navid Djassemi, M.D.

Mrinal JoshiRao, M.D.

Paula Ogrodnik, M.D.

Christina Ruiz, M.D.

Sunita Sridhar, M.D.

Helena Yu, M.D.


Nurse Practitioners

Christine Killian-Benigno, N.P.

Kate Keese, R.N., M.S.N., CPNP

Elizabeth Sheldon, R.N., M.S.N., CPNP

Jeanie Spies, R.N., M.S.N., CPNP

Lani Yeh-Nayre, R.N., M.S.N., CPNP

Elizabeth Torok, R.N., M.S.N., PNP


Nurse Case Manager

Susan Simpson, B.S.N., R.N., CPHON

Research Manager

Neera Gundrania, M.P.H., CCRC