John A. D'Orazio, MD, PhD

  • Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

Conditions

  • Pediatric cancer
  • Cancer - Pediatric
  • Pediatric cancers including leukemias, brain tumors and solid tumors such as lymphomas, sarcomas, neuroblastomas, and others
  • Hematologic disorders including anemias, thrombocytopenias (low platelet counts), bone marrow failure, and abnormal bleeding/clotting

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)

About

Personal Statment

I followed my heart to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. As the first person in my family to even go to college, I really didn't have personal role models to guide my career choices. Medicine proved to be a wonderful way in which I could fuse my desire to help others while attending to my life-long love of learning. I am a physician scientist, and have an active interest in cancer research, focusing on inherited syndromes that predispose to cancer. My journey to Pediatric Heme/Onc was influenced by the inspirational young people and their families battling cancer and blood diseases. I am honored to be a part of the outstanding team here at Kentucky Children's Hospital that provides care to children and young people with cancers and disorders of the blood.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Pediatrics

Training & Education

Degree

MD, University of Miami
PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami

Residency

Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston
Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston

Fellowship

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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