John A. D'Orazio, MD, PhD

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


  • 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)


Personal Statement

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


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


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


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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