When you and your child come to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a doctor called an oncologist takes the lead in your child’s care. Oncologists are doctors who specialize in cancer. This leader is called the attending physician. Among other things, your oncologist will:
- keep track of test results and follow-up care done by other experts on your child's team.
- work closely with you to help you and your child get the best possible treatment.
Your child's team of solid tumor specialists
The Solid Tumor Treatment Team evaluates and treats many types of cancers in children. The tumors they focus on could be in bones, muscles or other tissue, or organs such as the kidneys.
Members of your child's treatment team will have different specialties. There's a reason St. Jude uses this approach. It gives kids with cancer the best chance of survival and the best possible quality of life. But you will always have a primary doctor, your oncologist, who will make updates to your family.
Each of the specialists on the team will be closely involved with your child’s treatment. They work together to choose the right combination of treatments for your child.
Solid Tumor Team Physicians
Nancy Bailey, PNP
Pam Gaillard, PNP
JoAnn Harper, ACNP
Carly Meredith, FNP
Patti Pease, PNP
Alison Young, FNP
Sheila Dalrymple, RN
Judy Durrell, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON
John Franklin, RN, BSN
Julie Jones, RN, BSN, CPON
Barron Newman, RN, BSN, CPHON
Solid Tumor Coordinator
Joe Brigance, RN, MSN
Clinical Research Support Staff
Katie Fowlkes, MS, RD, LDN
Nursing Care Assistant