The world-class specialists and subspecialists in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Division of Oncology provide comprehensive care for children with every form of cancer as well as support for the entire family.
Our staff includes a variety of specialists, all of whom understand the special needs of children with cancer. They include:
- pediatric subspecialty physicians
- palliative care specialists
- child life professionals
- social workers
- rehabilitation medicine experts
- and home health care and hospice professionals
U.S. News and World ReportNationally Ranked in Pediatric Cancer
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is nationally ranked in pediatric cancer, according to the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list.
Overall, the Children’s Center ranks #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation, with all 10 specialties ranked in the top 25.
Conditions We Treat
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology is recognized as worldwide leaders in the treatment of all types of childhood cancers including:
Camp Sunrise is a week-long summer camp in Crownsville, Maryland, for children who have been diagnosed with or have survived cancer. The camp is maintained by Camp Sunrise, Inc, and is a volunteer-driven, cost-free camping experience for children with cancer and their siblings within three volunteer-driven camps: Camp Sunrise, Camp Sunsibs, and Camp at Hopkins. The Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology has over 70+ medical volunteers and the Medical Director in support of Camp Sunrise’s efforts. Campers are given the opportunity to establish strong peer relationships with the other children they can relate to that are going through the same experiences and feelings as they are with their cancer treatment. At Camp Sunrise, campers also gain independence from the regimen of cancer treatment, and enhance their self-confidence by trying new activities offered while attending the camp.
When the Differential is Wide-Ranging
Catonsville, Md., pediatrician Willard Standiford wasn't quite sure what to make of his 9-year-old patient's symptoms. Over four days, she had experienced intermittent fever, fatigue, headache, nighttime chills, cough and throat pain, prompting her mom to take her to an ENT, who prescribed an antibiotic, and then-as symptoms persisted-to the nearest ED, where she was diagnosed with dehydration.
Contact and Locations
Make an appointment: 410-955-8751
Our nurses and doctors will see a patient the same day you call, no delays on new patients.
For more information on locations and directions, please visit the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center website.