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Denise                         Rokitka

Denise A. Rokitka MD, MPH

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Education and Training:
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University at Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2008)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • MD, Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine (2002)
  • BS, Biology, Canisius College (1998)
Employment:
  • Director, Pediatric Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2008-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2008-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2008-present)
  • On-Call Physician, Western New York Hemophilia Center, Erie County Medical Center (2006–2008)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2006–2008)
Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2017)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2014–January 2016
    Cognitive Functioning and Depression Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer
    Hyundai Hope on Wheels
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $250,000
  • January 2014–January 2015
    Feasibility of an Exercise Intervention to Enhance Fitness and QOL Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
    Roswell Alliance Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $30,000
  • September 2012–September 2012
    Examining Quality of Life Among Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Rokitka DA, Va P, Green DM, Mahoney MC. Second Malignant Neoplasms Among Children and Adolescents Following Treatment for Hodgkin Disease. J Clin Oncol. 2008; 26.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Presentations:
  • "Executive Functioning and Depression Among Adult Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer" 15th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2017)
  • "Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship" Lunch and Learn Presentation, Olean General Hospital (2017)
  • "Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship" , McKean County Medical Society (2017)
  • "Survivorship" Oncology for Scientists, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Feasibility of an Exercise Intervention to Enhance Fitness and Quality of Life Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer" Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research, Conquer Cancer Foundation (2017)
  • "Patterns of Loss to Follow-Up among Childhood Cancer Survivors" Annual Meeting, Society for Integrative Oncology (2016)
  • "Vitamin D Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors" Annual Meeting, Society for Integrative Oncology (2016)
  • "More Young People Surviving Cancer, but Fight is Far from Finished" News, Time Warner Cable (2016)
  • "Secondary Cancers" Roswellness Radio Podcast, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2012)
  • "Improved Recognition of the Genetic Aspects of Childhood Cancers" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Survivorship Issues" Roswellness Radio Podcast, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2011)
  • "Stress Related Quality of Life Domains in Childhood Cancer: A Multidimensional Analysis" Annual Conference, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2010)
  • "Long-Term Survivors Clinic in the Pediatric Department" Roswellness Radio Podcast, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2010)
  • "Pediatric Survivorship" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Secondary Malignant Neoplasms in Long-Term Survivors of Hodgkin‘s Disease" Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • "And the Answer is...Leukemia" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Acute Chest Syndrome" Pediatric Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
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Service Activities:
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Patient Safety Steering Committee; Committee Member (2012–present)
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics Committee; Committee Member (2010–present)

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Contact Information

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Department of Pediatrics
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003
Email: drokita@buffalo.edu

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