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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Our Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Team

John Cunningham, MD, an internationally recognized leader in the field of stem cell transplantation leads the pediatric stem cell transplant team. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Cunningham is conducting important research on stem cell transplant and is involved in the development of novel uses for this treatment.

The multidisciplinary stem cell transplant team includes a wide array of specialists and support staff -- all working together to provide the best, most comprehensive care for our patients. The team includes:

  • Hematologists/oncologists
  • Infectious diseases specialists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hepatologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Surgeons
  • Dermatologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Staff nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Social workers
  • Child life specialists
  • Chaplains

Primary Stem Cell Transplant Team Members


John Cunningham, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics 
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Wendy Stock, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine

Andrew Artz, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine

James LaBelle, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Radiation Oncology

Philip Connell, MD 
Associate Professor of Radiation & Cellular Oncology

Advanced Practice Nurses

Other members of the pediatric stem cell transplant team include Caitlin Beaudoin, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, and Hillary Hecktman, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC.