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Dr. Smitherman with patient and mother in oncologyPediatric Hematology-Oncology is part of the UNC Department of Pediatrics, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Children’s Oncology Group. Our providers specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hematological disorders and malignancies in children, adolescents and young adults. Pediatric Hematology-Oncology offers comprehensive clinics in hemophilia and bleeding disorders, oncology, sickle cell disease, general hematology, brain tumors and long-term follow-up. Because, the care of children with cancer is a dynamic process based on improving treatments through research, our faculty are engaged in numerous clinical trials and in basic science research to support the ongoing care of children and adolescents with cancer.


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  • Liguori Wins 2023 Emonson Award

    Congratulations to 2023 Emonson Award Winners

    Macrina Liguori, MD, a fellow in the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, received the 2023 Emonson Award. Julie Blatt, MD, Professor in Hematology/Oncology received the 2023 Faculty Emonson award, and Nicole Willson, RN received the 2023 Nurse Emonson award. The Emonson Awards, established in 2006, annually recognize the nurse, resident, and faculty member who best represent the mission and spirit of UNC Children’s.

  • Drs. Ian Davis and Kori Flower

    Davis and Flower Announced as New Members of American Pediatric Society for 2024

    Pediatrics Faculty, Ian Davis, MD, PhD in Hematology-Oncology, and Kori Flower, MD, MPH, MS, in General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, named among The American Pediatric Society’s new members for 2024.

  • Be Loud! Center

    NC Basnight Cancer Hospital to Open Young Adult Outpatient Infusion Clinic

    The Be Loud! Center for Young Adult Cancer Care, opening this fall, was designed by former UNC cancer patients and is led by Lauren Lux and Andrew “Smitty” Smitherman, MD, at the UNC Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Drs. Little & Boucher

    Sickle cell disease continues to face underfunding, lack of research

    UNC School of Medicine’s Jane Little, MD, director of the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program, and Maria Boucher, MD, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell program, detail the current struggles of patients with sickle cell disease and how we can help.