Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4:58 pm:

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s inpatient facilities, except in certain situations. Learn more

At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital.

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Meet Our Team - Pediatric Oncology

The Brenner Children's pediatric hematology and oncology program is the leading cancer and blood disorder center in the region. Our specially trained pediatric hematologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, diagnostic radiologists and other health care professionals work together to provide exceptional and comprehensive care for pediatric patients of all ages.

Led by Thomas W. McLean, MD, our team provides cutting-edge cancer and blood disorder treatments for children through personalized and aggressive care and treatment. 

Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists


Buckley Kevin S
Kevin S. Buckley, MD
  Dixon Natalia
Natalia Dixon, MD
  Kram David Eric
David Kram, MD
McLean Thomas Williams
Thomas W. McLean, MD
  Russell Thomas Bennett
Thomas B. Russell, MD
  Wofford Marcia M
Marcia M. Wofford, MD

Pediatric Hematology Practitioners/Providers 

Anita Smith, Hemophilia Nurse Practitioner  

Debbie Boger, Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner  

Pediatric Oncology Providers  

Diane Samelak, Oncology Nurse Practitioner 

Katharine Pearsall, Physician Assistant

Ann Schweppe, Physician Assistant 

Jennifer Simmons, Inpatient Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Staff 

Nancy Smith, RN, APON 

Karen Smith, RN 

Stacey Snow, RN 

Amy Pitts Pope, RN, BSN, CPN Oncology Patient Navigator 

Psychosocial Support Providers 

Jeff Ungetheim, Counselor/Cancer Support Services 

Sharon Bowen, Social Worker

Jessica Nunez-Mandujano, CAN 

Stacy Peterson, Child Life Specialist 

Linda Nicolotti, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Radiation Oncology 

Doris Brown, MD

Michael Chan, MD

Pediatric Surgery 

John K. Petty MD

Thomas Pranikoff, MD

Kristen A. Zeller, MD

Leah M. Sieren, MD

Lucas Paul Neff, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery 

Daniel E. Couture, MD

Alexander Powers, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT) 

Daniel J. Kirse, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery 

Scott C. Wilson, MD

Cynthia L. Emory, MD