Hematology and Oncology

We provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents with malignancies and blood disorders.

We care for approximately 105 new patients each year, involving an average of 3,000 clinic visits annually. Our division is also responsible for more than 30 monthly inpatient consultations.


Our division is actively involved in the education of both residents and medical students. Our fellows play an integral role in educating these rotating trainees.


Our faculty’s research interests include the long-term side effects of cancer treatment in children and adolescents, the biology of Hodgkin’s disease, immunotherapy for neuroblastoma, new drug development for pediatric cancer and pain management in patients with sickle cell disease. Much of our clinical research is done through participation in various committees of the Children’s Oncology Group.

Clinical Care

Care is provided through an interdisciplinary team approach, including hematologist/oncologists, surgeons, pediatric nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, psychologist and child life specialists.

We have specialized centers for the care of patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and malignancies. Oishei Children’s Hospital and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have inpatient and outpatient services where the specialized care of children with hematologic and oncologic diagnoses is provided by residents, fellows and faculty members.

Our specialty clinics are:

  • general hematology/oncology
  • neuro-oncology
  • sickle cell disease and thalassemia
  • hemophilia
  • thrombosis/thrombophilia
  • long-term follow-up
  • stem cell/bone marrow transplant

Chief, Hematology and Oncology

Kelly, Kara

Kara Kelly, MD

Professor and Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Pediatrics, Elm and Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14263

Phone: (716) 845-2333; Fax: (716) 845-8003

Email: kkelly24@buffalo.edu


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Pediatrics
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003