Childhood Cancer & Prevention Clinic

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Rishi-ChavanRishi Chavan MD
Director of Cancer Prevention & Long-term Survivors Clinic
Pediatric Oncologist, Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Chavan joined the section of pediatric hematology/oncology as an attending physician in 2012 after completing fellowship training in pediatric hematology oncology Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers – Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Prior to which he was here at Tulane for his pediatric residency from 2006 to 2009 working with Drs. Scher, Hemenway and Schorin.

Dr. Chavan is currently implementing clinical trials and surveillance protocols for patients with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, for which he is closely working with Dr Hans Anderson and Dr Eva Morava in the Hayward Genetics Center.

He is also leading the efforts in comprehensive follow up of long-term survivors of childhood cancer aspiring to improve their quality of life in efforts to monitor and prevent late–effects of cancer treatments, chemotherapy and radiation.

Tammuella SingletonTammuella Singleton, MD
Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Oncologist, Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Singleton joined the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as Section Chief in 2010. She came to us from Children's Hospital/LSU School Medicine - New Orleans. She completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - National Cancer Institute Combined fellowship training program. Dr. Singleton sees pediatric oncology patients along with Dr. Chavan. Along with treating long-term survivors of childhood cancer and childhood cancers her particular interests are in treating patients with blood diseases such as sickle cell, hemophilia and other coagulation disorders.

Lisa CunninghamLisa Cunningham, MSE
Senior Research Coordinator
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Tulane University School of Medicine

Lisa was raised in New Orleans and received her undergraduate degree from LSU in Baton Rouge. After working in industry for 12 years, she returned to school and received a graduate degree in the biomedical field from Tulane University. Lisa began her clinical research career in 1995 as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Since that time, she has initiated, coordinated and maintained all Children’s Oncology Group protocols; there are currently 65 open protocols. Additionally she has maintained industry sponsored clinical trials involving pain management in pediatric cancer patients, therapies for pediatric thrombosis, and investigational drugs used to treat leukemias and lymphomas. Lisa has also served as a member of the Tulane University Biomedical Institutional Review Board (IRB) since 2010. Her goal is to contribute to the advancement of the treatment of childhood and adolescent cancer.

Miranda BartholomewMiranda Bartholomew
Senior Clinical Coordinator
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Tulane University School of Medicine

Miranda was raised in Gretna and completed her undergraduate education at Dillard University and obtained by Masters of Social Work from Tulane University. Miranda began her work twelve years ago at Tulane Hospital caring for pediatric patients. As the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Coordinator, Miranda gives her attention to the needs of chronic, acute and terminally ill patients and their families. Miranda has a natural ability to work at multiple levels in order to coordinate complex care of the family unit through all phases of treatment. Miranda provides a global approach to patient services from an outpatient as well as an inpatient standpoint. Her goal is to ease the complexities of patient management on the patient and their caregivers.

Lauren LimLauren Lim
Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Long-term Survivors Clinic
Tulane University School of Medicine

Lauren is a second-year Medical Student at Tulane through Tulane’s Accelerated Physician Training Program (TAP-TP). Through the program, she completed her undergraduate studies in two years and served one year with AmeriCorps at a local non-profit, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans. Lauren is an aspiring pediatrician and is passionate about pediatric patient care. She is working with us as a part of her DeBakey Scholars Program.





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