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 Doctors

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Oncology

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Our Nurses

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

Our Support Team

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

  • Mary Nicholson
  • Whitney Alford
  • Emily Daquin
  • Phyllis Dotson
  • Tinsley Somers

Pediatric Psychology/Psychiatry

Physical/Occupation/Speech Therapy

Pediatric Dieticians

Social Services

Palliative Care

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