An alliance in Pediatrics between the Mount Sinai Health System and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has been designed to give children in the New York metropolitan area access to an unprecedented scope of pediatric services. Services will be available at select Mount Sinai locations.Learn more
U.S. News & World Report ranks Kravis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top hospitals for Cancer in its 2015-2016 “Best Children’s Hospitals” issue. Learn more
The Jack Martin Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
The Jack Martin Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology consists of a multi-disciplinary team including pediatric oncologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and child life specialists. Our physicians are board-certified to see patients with both hematology and oncology issues and diagnoses and are actively performing and leading research efforts in bone marrow transplantation, cellular therapy, lymphoma, and Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis among others. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium, and the North American Consortium of Histiocytic Disorders.
Our Approach to Care
We are dedicated to family-centered care to all of our pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients. Through the efforts of our experienced, child-focused staff we aim to achieve one simple goal: cure pediatric cancers and provide effective, life-sustaining treatment for children with blood diseases.
We pride ourselves in our ability to provide exemplary care while maintaining a very caring, human touch that comes from taking the time to get to know each of our young patients and their specific needs. Due to the size and breadth of the Pediatric program at Mount Sinai Health System, we are able to offer our patients multidisciplinary care. This means that the pediatric hematology/oncology team caring for your child will collaborate with other Mount Sinai physicians such as pediatric surgeons, oncology orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation specialists, and pediatric radiation oncologists to develop treatment plans and strategies for ongoing care when necessary. An alliance in Pediatrics between the Mount Sinai Health System and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has been designed to give children in the New York metropolitan area access to an unprecedented scope of pediatric services including access to the newest treatments and expertise in pediatric oncology. Services will be available at select Mount Sinai locations. In addition, patients that require most types of specialized tests or radiological studies (such as PET and CT scans, MRIs or ultrasounds) can be seen here at the Mount Sinai Health System. We assist all patients in setting up these appointments and are in constant communication with our families.
Your First Visit to the Blau Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders
The Blau Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disease at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai is a newly renovated space, designed specifically to enable our physicians and staff¬ to provide extraordinary family-centered care to children diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases.
From the moment you arrive to our practice you can be confident that you are in good hands. Most patients come to our practice at the request of their primary care physician. During your child’s visit you can expect to be registered at the front desk like at any other doctor’s office – don’t forget to bring your insurance card, your child’s social security number, and any other important medical documents. One of our nursing techs will take your child’s vital signs. Most likely, a registered nurse will take a sample of your child’s blood from a vein in the arm. Blood tests do not require fasting beforehand. If you or your child feel anxious about having blood drawn, please do share this with a member of our staff. We have child life specialists on hand that can assist in preparing for the needle stick and assist in making the child feel more comfortable. Some patients are more at ease and find the needle stick easier to cope with after the area near the vein has been slightly anesthetized. For this our nurses always keep at close hand a special type of cream that can help numb the area. After the patient is seen by the physician, the family will be given instructions as to how to follow-up and what to do next.
Are Services Covered by Insurance?
The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology practice accepts most forms of commercial insurances and Medicaid managed care plans. If you have specific concerns, do not hesitate to call us at 212-241-7022.
Our social workers and front desk staff assist greatly in working with your insurance plan. In addition, the social work team can often connect patients and families with many support programs that provide various forms of assistance. We help all patients and families in getting the care and support they need.