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Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology
Hematology and Oncology - We do it all for kids.
 

Cook Children's

Meet our team

Our great team 

Our medical team is extremely skilled and highly respected for their work in the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders. They are also moms and dads, so their compassion runs high – as does their commitment. Kids who need treatment have an experienced and knowledgeable team on their side.

Karen Albritton, M.D.
Our docs are tops. U.S. News & World Report ranks Karen Albritton, M.D. among a highly select list of top pediatric hematologist-oncologists in the nation.

Of the 360 top pediatric hematologist-oncologists on the list of U.S. News Top Doctors, 177 have been named to a highly selective list of America's Top Doctors (ATD) by achieving national recognition for outstanding work. Way to go Dr. Albritton. We're glad you're on our team!

The Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center team is made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, a dedicated nursing staff and other services such as child life, social services, physical therapy and other rehabilitative therapies and neuropsychology.

Within the larger team are smaller ones with specialized focus in specific areas of our programs.

Depending on your child's specific diagnosis and care plan, your health care team may include the following:

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

Eames, Gretchen M.D., MPH 

Eames, Gretchen M.D., MPH
Medical Director
Hematology/Oncology and
Stem Cell Transplant Program

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Howrey, Richard M.D. 

Howrey, Richard M.D.
Medical Director
Apherisis Program

Associate Medical Director
Stem Cell Transplant Program

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Granger, Meaghan M.D. 

Granger, Meaghan M.D.
Neuroblastoma and Stem Cell
Transplant Program

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Angela Brentlinger Angela Brentlinger, MSN, RN, CPNP
Angela Brentlinger Maranda Molina, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CPON
Angela Brentlinger Amber Nelson, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Hematology

Torres, Marcela M.D. 

Torres, Marcela M.D.
Medical Director
Hematology
Medical Director
Stroke and Thrombosis Program

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Beam, Donald M.D. 

Beam, Donald M.D.
Medical Director
Life After Cancer Program

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Johnson, Clarissa M.D. 

Johnson, Clarissa M.D.
Sickle Cell Program
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Sanders, Joann M.D. 

Sanders, Joann M.D.
Medical Director
Bleeding Disorder Program

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Sharon Gunter RN, MSN, FNP Sharon Gunter, MSN, RN, FNP

Oncology

Akers, Lauren D.O. 

Akers, Lauren D.O.
Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist
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Albritton, Karen M.D. 

Albritton, Karen M.D.
Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program Hematology and Oncology Center
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Bowman, Paul M.D. 

Bowman, Paul M.D.
Senior Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Chair Leukemia Foundation

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Heym, Kenneth M.D. 

Heym, Kenneth M.D.
Medical Director
Oncology Program
Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist

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Ray, Anish M.D. 

Ray, Anish M.D.
Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist
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Richie-Gillespie, Mayme M.D. 

Richie-Gillespie, Mayme M.D.
Orthopedic Oncology
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Vallance, Kelly M.D. 

Vallance, Kelly M.D.
Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist
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Lisa Bashore Lisa Bashore,PhD, RN, CPNP, CPON
Penny Bennett Penny Bennett, MSN, RN CPNP
Lisa Dalton Lisa Dalton, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Amy Bayles Amy Bayles, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPON
Rebecca Smith Rebecca Smith, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC/AC

Neuro-Oncology

Murray, Jeffrey C. M.D. 

Murray, Jeffrey C. M.D.
Medical Director
Neuro-Oncology
Hematology and Oncology
Neurosciences Program

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Emily Braly Emily Braly, MSN, RN, CPNP

Orthopedic Oncology

 

Richie-Gillespie, Mayme, M.D.
Orthopedic Oncology
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Neuroblastoma

Granger, Meaghan M.D. 

Granger, Meaghan M.D.
Neuroblastoma and Stem Cell
Transplant Program

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Miller, Jim M.D. 

Miller, James M.D.
Medical Director
Pediatric Surgery

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Angela Brentlinger Angela Brentlinger, MSN, RN, CPNP

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If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. For information on support, research clinical trials, and resources, click here. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4007.

 
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