Department of Pediatrics Team
Clarke Anderson, M.D., is City of Hope's go-to professional for handling difficult and often heart-rending cases of cancer in small children, especially neuroblastomas, or tumors of the central nervous system.
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is the Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics, with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology and cancer survivorship.
Behnam Badie, M.D., is a renowned neurosurgeon and expert in the field of surgical neuro-oncology, nanotechnology and T cell research.
A prolific researcher and talented surgeon, Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D, has been on City of Hope's neurosurgery team since 2007. He specializes in complex operations for the removal of brain and spine tumors.
J. Dominic Femino, M.D., is chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and associate director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program.
Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., psychologist | City of Hope, California
City of Hope's neurosurgeon and scientist, Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in brain, spine and spinal cord cancers.
Nicole Karras, M.D., is a pediatric physician who specializes in treating children diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers — such as leukemias and lymphomas — that would require stem cell transplant therapy.
Natalie Kelly, Ph.D. is assistant clinical professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.