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Your Care Team

At Ochsner Hospital for Children, your child will receive the most advanced care from an experienced, multidisciplinary team of pediatric cancer specialists. Our medical team is highly skilled and respected for their work in fighting childhood cancers and blood disorders. Depending on your child’s diagnosis, their health care team may include the following:

Our nursing team is dedicated exclusively to caring for children with cancer and blood disorders. They receive advanced training in chemotherapy administration, blood product safety and specialty care through the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

  • Michelle Defrisco
  • Angela Delsa
  • Nichole Palmisano
  • Caroline Sholl

Treating children with cancer and blood disorders requires a specialized multidisciplinary team to tailor each child’s treatment to their individual needs. At Ochsner Hospital for Children, your child’s team may also include any of the following specialists:

Child Life Specialists

Areas of coverage:

  • Pediatric Acute Floor
  • Radiology
  • DOSC and Merrill Hines Surgery Center
  • Cardiac/Orthopedic Clinic
  • Hematology/Oncology Clinic
  • Emergency Department

Pediatric Psychology/Psychiatry

Physical/Occupation/Speech Therapy

Palliative Care

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