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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Faculty Interests

  • Akcasu, Nur  

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Choi, Sung Won  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Clinical Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interests: Graft-versus-host disease, Graft-versus-leukemia

  • Hutchinson, Raymond J M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Clinical Interests: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.
    Research Interests: Dr. Hutchinson is the principal investigator overseeing the research activities of the Children's Oncology Group at the University of Michigan; this research group supports clinical trials for the treatment of many pediatric malignancies. He also has clinical research interests in the use of anti-tumor vaccines to treat patients with resistant sarcoma and in the use of radiolabelled MIBG to treat patients with neuroblastoma. Several clinical protocols are available in these areas. Dr. Hutchinson is a participant in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, an organization funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate long-term outcomes of children and adolescents surviving their cancers. He also collaborates in the therapeutic advances for childhood Leukemia Consortium, a research group evaluating new therapies for acute leukemia.

  • Hutchinson, Sally Kinzer N.P., M.S.N.

  • Leonard, Marcia Ann Sosnowski B.S.N., CPNP

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Clinical Interests: Leukemia in infants; long term followup of childhood cancer survivors; fertility preservation for cancer patients

  • Mody, Rajen  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Clinical Interests: Neuroblastoma, pediatric leukemia and long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors.
    Research Interests: Dr. Rajen Mody's research focuses on novel approaches for the treatment of neuroblastoma. He also serves as a Co-Prinicpal Investigator in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) grant.

  • Moyer, Judith  

  • Opipari, Valerie Paula M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Clinical Interests: Oncology Hemostasis/Thrombosis Hematology
    Research Interests: Neuroblastoma tumor biology. Models and pathways of chemotherapy, and radiation resistance. Role of NF-kappaB signaling in the survival and death response of Neuroblastoma.

  • Pipe, Steven Wesley M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Pipe's primary clinical interest is inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders, including hemophilia, vol Willebrand disease, rare coagulation factor deficiencies and thrombophilias. He also manages complicated hemangiomas and vascular anomalies in infants and toddlers.
    Research Interests: Dr. Pipe's research has focused on several aspects of the structure and function of coagulation factor VIII in an effort to generate a form of recombinant factor VIII with either increased specific activity or longer half-life. He has also investigated the factor VIII secretion pathway, characterizing some of the molecular interactions of factor VIII with protein shcaperones within the endoplasmic reticulum. Insights in this area have lead to interventions that improve the efficiency of factor VIII secretion and may have application to recombinant factor VIII manufacturing and hemophilia gene therapy applications.

  • Rao, Rama Jasty M.B.B.S.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Robertson, Patricia Lou M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology
    Pediatric Neurology
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neurological complications of childhood cancer, tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis
    Research Interests: Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors

  • Shavit, Jordan Adam M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Shavit specializes in the care of pediatric patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders, as well as thrombotic disorders and thrombophilia.
    Research Interests: We study the genetics of human blood clotting disorders (e.g. von Willebrand disease and protein C deficiency) using zebrafish and mouse models. We are developing large scale zebrafish mutagenesis screens to identify genetic and chemical modifiers of these disorders. This will be followed by investigation of these modifiers in mouse models and human populations. For more information, click on laboratory website link or go to

  • Subramanian, Chitra  Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Research Interests: To identify novel mechanisms that can be targeted for treating neuroblastoma.

  • Woehrle, Margaret (Peg)  

  • Yanik, Gregory Anthony M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Pediatric bone marrow transplantation
    Clinical Interests: Allogeneic Transplant for older patients with AML, lung injury following transplant, neuroblastoma.
    Research Interests: Novel transplant regimen for patients with AML, TNF inhibition for Pulmonary injury post-transplant. Novel treatment regimen for patients with refractory neuroglastoma.