Department of Pediatrics Team

Clarke Anderson, M.D.
Pediatric Oncologist; Pediatric Hematologist
Duarte - Main Campus; Antelope Valley; South Pasadena; Upland

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.

Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

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.
Neurosurgeon; The Heritage Provider Network Professor in Gene Therapy
Duarte - Main Campus

Behnam Badie, M.D., is a renowned neurosurgeon and expert in the field of surgical neuro-oncology, nanotechnology and T cell research.

Duarte - Main Campus; Arcadia

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.
Orthopaedic Surgeon; Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duarte - Main Campus

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.
Duarte - Main Campus

Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., psychologist | City of Hope, California

Kayla Fulginiti
Kayla Fulginiti, M.S.W.
Surgery/Medical Oncology Social Worker
Duarte - Main Campus
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgeon and Scientist
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's neurosurgeon and scientist, Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in brain, spine and spinal cord cancers.

Nicole A. Karras, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

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.
Natalie Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine; Director, Neuropsychology Clerkship; Neuropsychologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Natalie Kelly, Ph.D. is assistant clinical professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.