Solid Tumor Specialists

Pediatric Oncology

The Lurie Children's Solid Tumor Oncology Program includes multiple pediatric oncologists focused exclusively on the care of children with solid tumors. All are actively involved in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and each brings a unique area of expertise to our program. Through weekly multidisciplinary conferences, group consensus discussions help ensure that all patients receive the optimal therapy.

Kyle L. MacQuarrie, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation; Sharon B. Murphy, MD and Steven T. Rosen, MD Research Scholar in Cancer Biology & Chemotherapy

Jennifer L. Reichek, MD, MSW

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation; Director, STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility)

Elizabeth Sokol, MD

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

David O. Walterhouse, MD

Section Head, Oncology; Richard A. Perritt, MD Professorship in Cancer and Blood Disorders

Amy L. Walz, MD

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation; Clinical Practice Director, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Advanced Practice Providers

The Advanced Practice Providers of the Solid Tumor Oncology Program are highly specialized in oncology nursing and cancer care. Providers that have the Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON®) or Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®) credentials have demonstrated they have specialized knowledge and experience in pediatric oncology or hematology nursing.

Alexis Baby, APRN-NP, MSN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hematology/Oncology, Solid Tumors

Kelly D. Coyne, CPNP, CPHON

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

Barbara Lockart, DNP, APRN-NP, PC, CPON

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery

Lea Mayer, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CPHON

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

Meghan Meehan, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

Surgical Oncology

The Surgical Oncology Program at Lurie Children's offers innovative treatments using the latest technology, including fluorescence-guided surgery, to help visualize tumors during surgery, robotic surgery and other minimally-invasive techniques, and fertility preservation procedures. Surgeons from the Division of Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery provide expert care for children with tumors of the chest and abdomen, including those of the lung, kidney, adrenal gland, and ovary.

Timothy B. Lautz, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery; Director, Surgical Oncology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Orthopedic Oncology

Specialists in Orthopedic Oncology provide expert care for children, adolescents and young adults with bone and soft tissue tumors. They bring unique expertise to facilitate limb-sparing surgeries and precise techniques to help retain limb function after surgery.

Samer Attar, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Terrance D. Peabody, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery

Lurie Children’s Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Team bring unmatched expertise for the care of children with tumors of the liver and pancreas. Renowned surgeon Dr. Riccardo Superina has one of the world’s largest experiences in complex procedures to remove liver tumors, both with and without liver transplant.

Riccardo A. Superina, MD

Division Head, Transplant Surgery; Co-Director, Siragusa Transplantation Center; Surgical Director, Intestinal and Liver Transplant Programs; Robert E. Schneider Chair in Transplantation; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Urologic Oncology

Surgical specialists in the Division of Urology provide expert care for children with testicular tumors. The urologic oncology program is led by Dr. Ed Gong, who also works in close collaboration with Dr. Lautz from pediatric surgical oncology for our multi-disciplinary minimally-invasive and partial nephrectomy renal tumor surgery.

Edward M. Gong, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Co-Director, Fetal Urology, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Head and Neck Surgery

Experts in head and neck surgery from the divisions of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, as well as from the Division of Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery, provide specialized surgical care for patients with thyroid tumors and sarcomas of the head and neck region. Led by Dr. Jeff Rastatter, a member of the COG Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee, this group works closely with colleagues in endocrinology, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery.

Douglas R. Johnston, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Surgical Outreach Services - Silver Cross; Director of Surgical Services - Westchester; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

John Maddalozzo, MD, FACS, FAAP

Head, Section of Advanced Head and Neck Surgery; Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Jeff C. Rastatter, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Director of Research for Division of Otolaryngology; Co-Director of Skull Base Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS

Division Head, Pediatric Surgery; Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Surgery; Orvar Swenson Founders’ Board Chair in Pediatric Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Surgeons from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery bring expertise in tissue transfer and flap reconstruction to allow for closure and optimal cosmetic and functional outcomes after even the most complex tumor removal procedures.

Noopur Gangopadhyay, MD

Attending Physician, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy

The program's radiation therapists have expertise in all forms of radiation therapy, including proton therapy.

William F. Hartsell, MD

Radiation Oncology

John A. Kalapurakal, MD

Radiation Oncology

Medical Imaging

Optimal therapy for children with cancer requires expertise in the diagnosis and staging of tumors. Our specialists in the Department of Medical Imaging provide the full spectrum of diagnostic imaging in a child-friendly setting, including CT, MRI, PET-CT, and nuclear medicine imaging. 

Carla V. Quijano, MD

Section Head, Medical Imaging (Radiology); Section Head, Nuclear Medicine

Jonathan D. Samet, MD

Division Head, Body Imaging; Section Head, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Interventional Radiology

Experts in interventional radiology perform diagnostic biopsies, vascular access procedures and localization techniques where they use ultrasound or CT guidance to place markers to help surgeons resect difficult-to-find tumors.

Joe B. Baker, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Interventional Radiology)

James S. Donaldson, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Interventional Radiology)

Shankar Rajeswaran, MD

Division Head, Interventional Radiology

Pathology and Genomics

Optimal therapy is dependent on making the right diagnosis. Our experts in pathology medicine bring decades of experience with pediatric tumors and international leadership. Department Chief Dr. Elizabeth Perlman has been the leader of the COG pathology discipline and an international leader in the classification of pediatric kidney tumors. Dr. Pauline Chou and members of the division bring unparalleled experience to the complex workup of pediatric tumors.

Pauline Chou, MD

Division Head, Anatomic Pathology

Elizabeth J. Perlman, MD

Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Division Head, Clinical Pathology; Arthur C. King Board Designated Professorship of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology

Stephanie K. Powell, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Edna Y. Romero, PhD

Medical Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Jenna B. Shapiro, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health