Doctors and Staff at the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Children’s Hematology/Oncology staff provide comprehensive, family-focused care for children diagnosed with all kinds of childhood cancer and blood-related diseases. The Hematology/ Oncology team includes highly skilled physicians, psychologists, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, social workers and child life specialists.

The breadth and depth of the division’s expertise is strengthened by its collaboration with other specialty departments at Children’s, including Pediatric Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Radiology, Urology, and others. Together, the staff develop individualized treatment plans for each child that are designed to maximize the possibility of curing the child and minimize any potential long-term treatment side effects.


Linda M. McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD

Chief of Service, Hematology/Oncology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Cheryl A Hillery, MD

Clinical Director, Hematology
Director, Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Andrew J Bukowinski, MD

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Debra E. Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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James D Cooper, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Melvin Deutsch, MD

Raul Mercado Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Radiology
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Erika Dawn Friehling, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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James Anthony Graves, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Lynn M Malec, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Associate Director, Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania
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Scott H Maurer, MD

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Amma Twumwa Owusu-Ansah, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Edward V. Prochownik, MD, PhD

Director of Oncology Research, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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A. Kim Ritchey, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
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Jean M. Tersak, MD

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Principal Investigator, Children's Oncology Group (COG)
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Randy M Windreich, MD

Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Michael R. Wollman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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