Solid Tumor Treatment Team

 

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.

Director


 

Solid Tumor Team Physicians


 

Nurse Practitioners

  • Nancy Bailey, PNP

    Bailey

  • Pam Gaillard, PNP

    Gaillard

  • JoAnn Harper, ACNP

    Harper

  • Carly Meredith, FNP

    Meredith

  • Patti Pease, PNP

    Pease

  • Alison Young, FNP

    Young


 

Nurses

  • Sheila Dalrymple, RN

    Dalrymple

  • Judy Durrell, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON

    Durrell

  • John Franklin, RN, BSN

    Franklin

  • Julie Jones, RN, BSN, CPON

    Jones

  • Barron Newman, RN, BSN, CPHON

    Newman


 

Solid Tumor Coordinator

  • Joe Brigance, RN, MSN

    Brigance


 

Basic Scientists


 

Pathologists


 

Pharmacists


 

Radiological Scientists

Diagnostic Imaging

Radiation Therapy


 

Statisticians


 

Surgeons


 

Clinical Research Support Staff

  • Gwen Anthony

    Anthony

  • Vickie Given

    Given

  • Kim Godwin

    Godwin

  • Tammy Goode

    Goode

  • Dana Hawkins

    Hawkins

  • Michelle Kunkel

    Kunkel

  • Val McPherson

    McPherson

  • Amy Sanders

    Sanders

  • Wendy Smith

    Smith

  • Anne Speights

    Speights

  • Susan Thomas

    Thomas

  • Deanna Welsh

    Welsh


 

Social Workers

  • Traci Adams

    Adams

  • Beverly Esposito

    Esposito

  • Judith Hicks

    Hicks

  • Katie Landers

    Landers

  • Adrienne Rogers

    Rogers


 

Clinical Nutritionist

  • Katie Fowlkes, MS, RD, LDN

    Fowlkes


 

Nursing Care Assistant

  • Monica Daugherty

    Daugherty


 

Patient Representative

  • Kristi Bailey

    Bailey