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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Childhood Lymphoma Care Team

Our hematologist/oncologists work with physicians from several disciplines including hematopathology, radiation oncology, pediatric surgery, and interventional and diagnostic radiology, along with nurse specialists, child life specialists and social workers. This multidisciplinary team provides outstanding clinical care to children battling lymphomas and other cancers. They provide family-centered care, not only to the child, but also to the family that is affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

The primary lymphoma team includes:

Jennifer McNeer, MD, MS, is an expert in the treatment of benign and malignant hematological diseases in children.

Tara Henderson, MD, is a specialist in development of second cancers in childhood cancer survivors.

John M. Cunningham, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric stem cell transplantation. He has developed novel uses for this life-saving treatment.

James Vardiman, MD, is a hematopathologist who plays a critical role in the diagnosis of lymphoma. Because of his high level of expertise and state-of-the art techniques, the diagnostic lab receives blood samples from around the nation.

Philip Connell, MD, is an expert in radiotherapy with an emphasis on radiation oncology for pediatric malignancies.