Contact Information

To learn more about the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic, please call 617-632-2680, or email empowerclinic@dfci.harvard.edu. If you are a referring physician, you may use our online referral form.

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Brain Tumor Survivorship

Watch the former director of the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic, Peter Manley, MD, discuss the issues that survivors of childhood brain cancers should know.

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Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivorship

The Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center empowers patients and their families after pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor treatment to lead the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible — through clinical care, education, and research.

If your childhood brain or spinal cord treatment is behind you, we welcome you. We provide care to those who were treated anywhere in the world for a brain or spinal cord tumor before 21 years of age and who need tumor surveillance imaging no more often than annually. For those who were treated between ages 21 through 30 years through our Adolescent and Young Adult Neuro-Oncology Program, we are available for consultation.

Multidisciplinary Clinic

Our multidisciplinary clinic allows patients access to our pediatric brain tumor specialists team, which includes neuro-oncologists, neurologists, psychologists, neuropsychiatrists, dermatologists, school liaisons, and other health care professionals with survivorship expertise in a combined clinical setting. Before we see you, our specialists meet to discuss your care and collaborate on our approach to your health.

Education and Support

Empowering you to lead your healthiest life possible includes caring for your well-being: working on your physical and mental health, socializing, developing relationships, reaching goals in education and employment, and beyond. We will provide you with a wide range of educational resources and support services designed for you and others like you, through our medical centers and out in the community.

Research

Our providers participate in research that attempts to understand how childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, and tumor treatment, affect survivors’ ability to learn, handle emotions, and move physically as they develop and grow up, as well as provide treatments to help with these aspects of life.

You may be eligible to participate in specific research studies, depending on your diagnosis and treatment. You can ask about such opportunities when you visit our clinic.

Our Team

Tab Cooney, MD
Director, Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Program
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Christine Chordas, NP
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Peter Manley, MD
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD
Director, Neurologic Neuro-Oncology
Neurology

Courtney Lewis, NP
Neurology

Viviana Benitez, MD
Neurology

Brian Delaney, PsyD
Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology

Darcy Burgers, PhD
Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology

Tanya Diver, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychology

Marybeth Morris, EdM
School Liaison Program

Lisa Northman, PhD
School Liaison Program

Jennifer Huang, MD
Pediatric Dermatology

Jennifer Cuadra, MSW
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Anu Chinnasamy
Program Manager