Every child accepted at St. Jude is assigned an attending physician. This physician oversees all aspects of the child's care. Because of the Solid Tumor Treatment program's multidisciplinary team approach, the child will also be cared for by other physicians and team members.

The Solid Tumor Treatment Team at St. Jude includes healthcare professionals with specialized training in a variety of disciplines related to the care of children and adolescents with solid malignancies. While your child is undergoing treatment, these specialists will be closely involved in your child's care. The team has regularly scheduled meetings to discuss all patients on the clinical service, both inpatient and outpatient. Our physicians provide the state-of-the-art treatment your child needs by working very closely with other experts in pathology, radiation oncology, surgery, and other fields.


Solid Tumor Team Physicians Alberto Pappo, MD, Director
Michael Bishop, MD
Rachel Brennan, MD
Sara Federico, MD
Wayne Furman, MD
Mark Hatley, MD, PhD
Catherine Lam, MD
Ibrahim Qaddoumi, MD
Victor Santana, MD
Nurse Practitioners Nancy Bailey, PNP
Gena Borgman, FNP
Pam Gaillard, PNP
Joann Harper, ACNP
Carly Meredith, FNP
Patti Pease, PNP
Alison Young, FNP
Nurses Judy Durrell, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON
John Franklin, RN, BSN
Julie Jones, RN, BSN, CPON
Barron Newman, RN, BSN, CPHON
Mistie Parker, RN
Solid Tumor Coordinator Joe Brigance, RN, MSN
Basic Scientists Taosheng Chen, PhD, PMP
Michael Dyer, PhD
Naoki Fujii, PhD
Kip Guy, PhD
Richard Lee, PhD
Philip Potter, PhD
Alex Sparreboom, PhD
Clinton Stewart, PharmD
Pathologists Armita Bahrami, MD
Jesse Jenkins III, MD
Pharmacists Jeff Scott, PharmD
Deborah Ward, PharmD
Radiological Scientists Jamie Coleman, MD
Robert Kaufman, MD
Larry Kun, MD
Matthew Krasin, MD
Beth McCarville, MD
Barry Shulkin, MD
Statisticians Shenghua Mao
Chong Wang
Jianrong (John) Wu, PhD
Surgeons Andrew Davidoff, MD
Israel Fernandez-Pineda, MD
Barrett Haik, MD
Michael Neel, MD
Bhaskar Rao, MD
Sandeep Samant, MD
John Sandoval, MD
Jerome Thompson, MD
Jon Ver Halen, MD
Mark Williams, MD
Matthew Wilson, MD
Clinical Research Support Staff Dana Hawkins, Manager
Gwen Anthony
Leigh Ann Christy
Lane Faughnan
Vickie Given
Kim Godwin
Tammy Goode
Michelle Kunkel
Val McPherson
Amy Sanders
Anne Speights
Wendy Smith
Susan Thomas
Deanna Welsh
Social Workers Traci Adams
Beverly Esposito
Judith Hicks
Katie Landers
Clinical Nutritionist Katie Fowlkes, MS, RD, LDN
Nursing Care Assistant Monica Daugherty
Patient Representative Kristi Bailey
Pathology Administrative Assistant Monica White
Solid Tumor Administrative Support Alisa Boykin
Bernice Cornmesser
Cassandra McKnight