Kara Kelly.

Division chief Kara Kelly, MD.

The Division of Hematology/Oncology provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents with malignancies and blood disorders.

We care for patients with the full array of pediatric cancers and blood disorders with more than 100 new oncology and 500 new hematology patients per year, through a collaborative program with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Kaleida Health’s Oishei Children’s Hospital. Our division is responsible for more than 30 monthly inpatient consultations and over 5,000 clinic visits annually. We have a FACT accredited bone marrow transplantation program which offers access to the full range of transplant options including related and unrelated donors, and new cellular therapies including chimeric antigen receptor T-cells. Our patients have access to novel therapeutic options, including several groundbreaking treatments that were developed at our medical center. A collaboration with the federally funded hemophilia treatment center, Western New York Bloodcare, provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents with hemophilia.


Our division is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows. We offer an ACGME-accredited three year pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program.


Our faculty’s research interests include novel cellular and other immunotherapy approaches and the impact of precision medicine on targeted drug selection for pediatric cancer, the long-term side effects of cancer treatment in children and adolescents, cancer health outcomes research, novel hemophilia treatment options, and venous thromboses management. Much of our clinical research is done through participation in various committees of the Children’s Oncology Group and other small and large consortia, as well as studies of new treatment approaches developed at Roswell Park.

Clinical Care

We have specialized centers for the care of patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia, women’s bleeding disorders, neurooncology, neurofibromatosis, malignancies, long term cancer survivorship. Our inpatient and outpatient services located at Roswell Park, Oishei Children’s Hospital, and Western New York Bloodcare offer specialized care of children with hematologic and oncologic diagnoses, provided by residents, fellows and faculty members.

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