Your Care Team
At Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, our physicians are national leaders in pediatric oncology and hematology, also known as blood disorders. They work closely with an extensive care team that includes nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, oncology nurses, child life specialists, a medical librarian, a chaplain, and financial counselors.
Medical Healthcare Team
Our team is led by Dr. William Carroll and includes doctors certified in pediatric hematology and oncology; pediatric nurse practitioners who perform physical exams, diagnose, and care for acute and chronic illnesses, and prescribe medications; and registered nurses who help patients and families better understand a child’s diagnosis and treatment.
Psychosocial and Educational Professionals
The child life team includes two child life specialists and a music therapist who support children and families through therapies and activities, such as music or medical play that provides support through treatment.
Our psychologists provide psychological screenings; neuropsychological testing to assess a child’s memory, attention, and brain-processing abilities; and behavioral interventions for specific issues such as sleep difficulties, fear, and sadness.
Social workers connect families with needed resources and services, provide direct counseling, and lead support groups.
Our family health librarian assists children and families in finding accurate, current, and understandable information related to a child’s diagnosis and treatment.
Administrative and Financial Professionals
Our receptionist greets you at the front desk and obtains the information required to begin your child’s treatment. Administrative professionals work with physicians to schedule appointments, maintain patient charts, and communicate with outside medical services.
Financial counselors work closely with patients, their families, and the care team to manage health insurance coverage and the cost of care.