Our Team

Director, Pediatric Oncology

Donald Small, MD

  • Director, Division of Pediatric Oncology
  • Professor of Oncology

Clinical Directors

Leukemia Experts

Bone Marrow Transplant Experts

Sarcoma Experts

Brain Tumor/Neuro-Oncology Experts

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Matthew M. Ladra, MD MPH

  • Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Daniel S. Rhee, MD MPH

  • Director, Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program
  • Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program

Kathy Ruble, CRNP

  • Director, Life Clinic and Leukemia Survivorship Program
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Social Work

Pediatric Oncology Social Work as a specialty discipline is committed to enhancing the emotional and physical well-being of children with cancer and their families. Practice is based upon a unique body of knowledge and expertise in the areas of developmental pediatrics and the impact of life-threatening illness on normal child development and family life. Pediatric oncology social workers are clinicians, educators, advocates, and researchers.

Oncology social workers provide:

  • An understanding of the medical, social, and family dynamics of chronic catastrophic illness on the patient and family
  • Clinical interventions including individual, group, and family treatment as well as crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of medically, social, and educational resources to promote child development and adaptation to illness/treatment
  • Education and counseling on loss and death and grief
  • Information and education of pediatric cancer, cancer treatment, and the late effects of  treatment on survivorship
  • Resources available to pediatric oncology patients and families

Social Work Staff

Tanisha Everett, LCSW

Devon Ciampa LCSW-C

Ella Edelman LCSW-C