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

    • Joe Brigance, RN, MSN

      Brigance

    • Nancy Bailey, PNP

      Bailey

      • Nurse Practitioner
    • Pam Gaillard, PNP

      Gaillard

      • Nurse Practitioner
    • JoAnn Harper, ACNP

      Harper

      • Manager, Solid Tumor Clinic
    • Carly Meredith, FNP

      Meredith

      • Nurse Practitioner
    • Patti Pease, PNP

      Pease

      • Nurse Practitioner
    • Alison Young, FNP

      Young

      • Nurse Practitioner
  1. Radiological Scientists

    Diagnostic Imaging

    Radiation Therapy

    Pharmacist

    Clinical Research Support Staff

    • Gwen Anthony

      Anthony

      • Clinical Research Associate-RN II
    • Vickie Given

      Given

      • Clinical Research Associate-RN II
    • Kim Godwin

      Godwin

      • Clinical Research Associate II
    • Tammy Goode

      Goode

      • Clinical Research Associate-RN II
    • Dana Hawkins

      Hawkins

      • Manager, Clinical Research Operations-RN
    • Michelle Kunkel

      Kunkel

      • Clinical Research Associate II
    • Val McPherson

      McPherson

      • Senior Coordinator, Clinical Research Operations
    • Susan Pere

      Pere

      • Clinical Research Associate-RN II
    • Amy Sanders

      Sanders

      • Clinical Research Associate II
    • Wendy Smith

      Smith

      • Clinical Research Associate-RN II
    • Anne Speights

      Speights

      • Senior Coordinator, Clinical Research Operations
    • Deanna Welsh

      Welsh

      • Clinical Research Associate-RN II
    • Sheila Dalrymple, RN

      Dalrymple

      • Pediatric Oncology Nurse II
    • Judy Durrell, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON

      Durrell

      • Pediatric Oncology Nurse II
    • John Franklin, RN, BSN

      Franklin

      • Unit Coordinator
    • Traci Adams, LCSW

      Adams

      • Social Worker II
      • Clinical Dietitian II
    • Kristi Bailey

      Bailey

      • Patient Representative
    • Beverly Esposito, LCSW

      Esposito

      • Social Worker II
    • Judith Hicks, LCSW

      Hicks

      • Team Leader, Social Work
    • Katie Landers, LCSW

      Landers

      • Social Worker II
    • Adrienne Rogers, LCSW

      Rogers

      • Social Worker II