Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

Description

Seattle Children’s Cancer Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 pediatric cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Seattle Children’s brain tumor team is a coordinated group of board certified specialists, including pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, radiation oncologists, neurologists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, neuropsychologists, nutritionists, social workers, neuro-pathologists and neuro-radiologists. By partnering with patients and families, members of the brain tumor team work together to ensure that brain tumor patients receive the best possible care, including access to clinical trials.

Seattle is also home to some of the most innovative pediatric brain tumor research, including the Olson Laboratory at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research , the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) at Seattle Children's, and the Center for Integrative Brain Research at the Seattle Children's Research Institute.

Housing Information

There are several long-term housing options when visiting Seattle Children's Hospital, including the Ronald McDonald House. For information about making housing arrangements, visit Places to Stay on their website.

Contact information

 

Seattle Children’s
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 998105

Clinic Phone: 206-987-2106
Clinic Fax: 206-987-3946

Team

Principal Investigator
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Sarah E. S. Leary, MD, is an attending pediatric neuro-oncologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her clinical and translational research focus is in novel therapeutic development for pediatric brain tumor patients.
Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Nicholas Vitanza is a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and laboratory researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In clinic, he cares for children with central nervous system tumors and, in the lab, he focuses on understanding the epigenetic aberrations of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and its molecular vulnerabilities with the hope of improving outcomes for affected children. He also assists in the development of immunotherapy clinical trials for children with brain and spinal tumors.
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Neurosurgeon
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Radiation Oncologist
Pediatric Neurologist
Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician
Pediatric Neuropyschologist
Nutritionist

Erin Wolfe, RN

Brain Tumor Nurse Coordinator
Social Worker
Clinical Research Associate
Oncology Nurse Practitioner