Meet the team
Our staff of compassionate and experienced pediatric specialists includes hematology/oncology experts as well as a pediatric dentist. Our physicians are focused on family-centered care: From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting all of your family’s physical and psychosocial needs.
Barbara A Degar, MD
Degar is a pediatric hematologist oncology at Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Her research and clinical expertise focus on the treatment of leukemia and histiocytosis. In addition, she is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Megan E. Anderson, MD
Andersonis an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. Before coming to Children’s in 2004, she trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Mass General Hospital. In addition to clinical and research responsibilities, she is also an instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Mark Daniel Fleming, MD, DPhil
Fleming is a hematopathologist and Children’s pathologist-in-chief. He specializes diagnosis of cancers of the blood and lymph systems. His research focuses on iron metabolism in the blood. In addition, he is an associate professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.
Stephen E. Gellis, MD
Gellis is a pediatric dermatologist and the director of Children’s Dermatology Program. In addition, he is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
Liliana Goumnerova, MD
Goumnerova is pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of brain tumors and spinal column tumors and other conditions of the central nervous system. Her research focuses on neural development and the formation of tumors and she’s an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
Karen J. Marcus, MD
Marcus joined the Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center in 1989 and specializes in pediatric oncology and radiation oncology. Marcus is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of Pediatric Oncology Institutional Review Board.
Howard L Needleman, DMD
Needleman is a pediatric dentist and has worked in Children’s Department of Dentistry since 1974. He is also the clinical professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is an expert in the treatment of traumatic injuries to the teeth and mouth in children.
Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD
Rodriguez-Galindo is a hematologist oncologist and the director of the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Program at Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. He serves on the Executive Board of the Histiocyte Society and is co-chair of the Histiocyte Society’s Langerhans Histiocytosis IV Study Group In addition, he is medical director of Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials and a program leader in Experimental Therapeutics. He joined the staff of DF/CHCC in 1997.
Jo-Anne Vergilio, MD
Vergilio is a pediatric hematopathologist with expertise in anatomic and clinical pathology. She is the director of Hematopathology and an assistant professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.
Nicole Ullrich, MD, MPH
Ullrich is a pediatric oncologist and researcher with expertise in neuro-oncology and neurofibromatosis. She is the director of neuro-oncology and an assistant professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.