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Pediatric Social Work

The Pediatric Oncology Social Workers are committed to enhancing the emotional and physical well-being of children with cancer and their families. Pediatric oncology social workers are clinicians, educators, advocates, and researchers. Each family is assigned a primary social worker, an integral member of the health care team.

The social work staff provide for the psychological, social, emotional and practical needs of patients and their families by providing:

  • An understanding of the medical, social, and family dynamics of acute and chronic catastrophic illness on the patient and family
  • Psychotherapeutic interventions including individual, group, and family treatment as well as crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of medical, social, financial, and educational resources to assist the child and their family adapt to illness/treatment
  • Education and counseling on loss and death and grief
  • Information and education regarding pediatric cancer, cancer treatment, and the late effects of treatment on survivors

Social Work Staff

Alexandra Gubin, MSW
Clinical Social Worker and the Young Adult Patient Navigator
Contact: 443-287-2485

Lori Seraphin, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Contact: 410-955-8125

Laurien Hayes, MSW, LGSW
Clinical Social Worker
Contact: 410-287-6481


Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Pediatric Oncology facilities are located in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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Whether crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Maryland 410-955-5222
U.S. 410-955-5222
International +1-410-614-6424



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