Division of Hematology Oncology

Children, adolescents and young adults benefit from the expert clinical care, research and outreach of The University of New Mexico Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to deliver state-of-the-art treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, clinical pharmacists and child life specialists.

Clinical Care

We treat a variety of malignant conditions, including leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, bone tumors, neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, histiocytic diseases and many more.

We manage the majority of conditions, allowing families to stay in New Mexico with their local communities and support network. We also work with other excellent national programs such as the Children's Hospital Colorado to provide specialized care for our patients.

Our hematology team offers consultation, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and comprehensive follow-up for children, adolescents and young adults with blood disorders. Hematologic conditions that we treat include sickle cell disease, anemia, bleeding disorders, aplastic anemia, bone marrow failure, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), among many others. We also work closely with a child's Primary Care Physician to manage some conditions.

Education / Community

Division members volunteer to provide medical care at annual camps for children who have hemophilia, cancer or siblings with cancer. Children enjoy fun activities with their peers, and parents feel secure knowing UNM medical experts are nearby.

Research

We are active members in the Children's Oncology Group, a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trial organization and offer our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies designed to improve cures and quality of life. The clinical research group works with the National Cancer Institute-designated UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 51 cancer centers with this designation, the highest federal designation and rating for cancer centers.