Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

Oakland, CA

Description

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHRCO) celebrated its 100th birthday in 2012. As the oldest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle, its physicians and staff have consistently provided exceptional medical care for children in Northern California and beyond. It has expanded its role over the years from a medical “safety net” for East Bay children into a regional pediatric medical center with specialized staff and facilities able to treat rare illnesses and health problems.

The multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Team at CHRCO exemplifies the commitment to quality and care seen throughout the institution. The team is here to help and bring hope and support to every patient diagnosed with a nervous system tumor as well as those who care for and about them. A unique collaboration between nine Children's Hospital departments allows our multidisciplinary team to give children the best comprehensive care possible. The hospital is an active member of the Head Start Consortium, a group of pediatric institutions throughout the world with a special interest in avoiding the adverse effects of radiation therapy in young children with malignant brain tumors by substituting aggressive chemotherapy in its place. In addition to our clinical program, an active research program is being developed at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).

Housing Information

Children's Hospital's Family House has 16 bedrooms available to qualifying families living 70 miles or more from the hospital. All share a common living room, play room, kitchen and laundry room. For more information call (510) 428-3100.

A list of nearby hotels can also be found on the CHRCO website.

Contact information

 

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland

747 52nd St., Oakland CA 94609

Philippa Doyle, RN
Phone: (510) 428-3308
Fax: (510) 597-7199
E-mail: pdoyle@mail.cho.org

Team

Principal Investigator
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Dr. Joseph Torkildson is a pediatric neuro-oncologist specializing in the care of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. He has a special interest in developing alternative therapies that will allow the avoidance of radiation therapy in the youngest children with malignant brain tumors. He also has an interest in improving methods for detecting neurocognitive injury in patients treated for brain tumors and providing effective remediation for these injuries.
Co-Principal Investigator

Carol Hastings, MD

Pediatric oncologist
Dr. Caroline Hastings is a pediatric oncologist with a special interest in the management of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. She has a strong interest in the development of novel therapies for children with genetic disorders such as Niemann-Pick disease. She is also the director of the pediatric hematology/oncology training program at CHRCO.

Carol Hastings, MD

Pediatric oncologist
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Patrick Swift, MD

Radiation Oncologist
Neuroradiologist

Michelle Chandler, MD

Neuroradiologist

Michelle Chandler, MD

Neuroradiologist
Endocrinologist
Pediatric Neurologist
Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Psychologist

Pam Orren, PhD

Psychologist

Seth Ubogy, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist