• Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivorship

    The Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center empowers patients and their families after pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor treatment to lead the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible — through clinical care, education, and research.

    If your childhood brain or spinal cord treatment is behind you, we welcome you. We provide care to those who were treated anywhere in the world for a brain or spinal cord tumor before 21 years of age and who need tumor surveillance imaging no more often than annually. For those who were treated between ages 21 through 30 years through our Adolescent and Young Adult Neuro-Oncology Program, we are available for consultation.

    Multidisciplinary Clinic

    Our multidisciplinary clinic allows patients access to our pediatric brain tumor specialists team, which includes neuro-oncologists, neurologists, psychologists, neuropsychiatrists, dermatologists, school liaisons, and other health care professionals with survivorship expertise in a combined clinical setting. Before we see you, our specialists meet to discuss your care and collaborate on our approach to your health.

    Education and Support

    Empowering you to lead your healthiest life possible includes caring for your well-being: working on your physical and mental health, socializing, developing relationships, reaching goals in education and employment, and beyond. We will provide you with a wide range of educational resources and support services designed for you and others like you, through our medical centers and out in the community.


    Our providers participate in research that attempts to understand how childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, and tumor treatment, affect survivors’ ability to learn, handle emotions, and move physically as they develop and grow up, as well as provide treatments to help with these aspects of life.

    You may be eligible to participate in specific research studies, depending on your diagnosis and treatment. You can ask about such opportunities when you visit our clinic.

    Our Team

    Tab Cooney, MD
    Director, Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Program
    Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

    Christine Chordas, NP
    Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

    Peter Manley, MD
    Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

    Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD
    Director, Neurologic Neuro-Oncology

    Courtney Lewis, NP

    Viviana Benitez, MD

    Brian Delaney, PsyD
    Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology

    Darcy Burgers, PhD
    Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology

    Tanya Diver, PhD
    Pediatric Neuropsychology

    Marybeth Morris, EdM
    School Liaison Program

    Lisa Northman, PhD
    School Liaison Program

    Jennifer Huang, MD
    Pediatric Dermatology

    Jennifer Cuadra, MSW
    Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

    Anu Chinnasamy
    Program Manager

  • Contact Information

    To learn more about the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic, please call 617-632-2680, or email empowerclinic@dfci.harvard.edu. If you are a referring physician, you may use our online referral form.

  • Brain Tumor Survivorship

    Watch the former director of the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic, Peter Manley, MD, discuss the issues that survivors of childhood brain cancers should know.