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Patient Story: Jarred Smith

Eight-year-old Jarred Smith was training for cross-country track when he noticed that he was feeling especially tired. When he experienced a recurring fever, his parents made him an appointment with Dr. Becky Weinshilboum, and they soon found out the diagnosis was leukemia.


Hematology and Oncology

The pediatric hematology and oncology program at Brenner Children’s Hospital is the region’s leading center for the treatment of cancer and blood disorders in children. Our board-certified experts diagnose, treat and heal children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. Using the latest in technology and medical advancements, we treat a broad range of cancers and blood disorders, including anemia, bone and soft tissue cancer, clotting disorders, leukemia, lymphoma and Sickle Cell anemia.

McLean Thomas WilliamsLed by Thomas W. McLean, MD, the health care professionals at Brenner’s hematology and oncology program provide individualized care for each child we treat. We offer a wide range of care and services customized to each patient’s specific health care needs. In our 16 inpatient beds and 6 dedicated outpatient clinic rooms, our team of specially trained pediatric hematologists and oncologists, pediatric surgeons, radiation oncologists and other health care professionals works alongside more than 120 multidisciplinary experts at Brenner to provide the highest level of care and treatment for our pediatric patients. 

New treatments and better medicines for cancer and blood disorders mean more children are surviving cancer and living long and fulfilling lives. Brenner houses an extensive Long Term Survivor Program (AWAKE) that works with children and their families to come up with the best possible long-term care plan.  

Learn more about the services for cancer and blood disorders at Brenner Children’s Hospital and meet our team of highly skilled pediatric hematologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists.  

Learn more about the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Pediatric hematology and oncology research at Brenner Children's Hospital is funded, in part, by St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


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