• Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Leadership

    Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD

    Dr. Scott Armstrong

    President, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
    Chairman, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital
    David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Scott A. Armstrong earned his medical degree and PhD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1996. After internship and residency training with the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP), he completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. Subsequently, he completed his research training here with Dr. Stanley Korsmeyer. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. The major focus of his career has been delineating the biology of childhood cancers and the development of new therapeutic approaches for children with cancer.

    Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

    Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

    Interim Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Lodish Family Chair, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Institute Physician
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Vijay Sankaran is a physician-scientist focused on caring for patients with non-malignant hematologic disorders with a special interest in diseases of blood cell production and the hemoglobin disorders, including sickle cell disease and thalassemia. He earned his medical degree and PhD from Harvard Medical School. After internship and residency training with the Boston Combined Residency Program, he completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. The major focus of his career has been on delineating how human genetic variation impacts hematopoiesis in health and disease, as well as how these insights can inform the development of new therapeutic approaches for children with blood disorders.

    David Williams, MD

    David Williams, MD

    Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
    Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital*
    Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Institute Physician
    Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. David A. Williams is a graduate of Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine. After training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Williams completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. He completed his research training here and at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then became a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

    *On leave from September 19, 2019 – August 20, 2020

    Lisa Diller, MD

    Lisa Diller, MDChief Medical Officer, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
    Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
    Medical Director, Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Service Line
    Medical Director, David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic
    Institute Physician
    Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Lisa Diller leads the joint clinical Pediatric Oncology Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. She is also the Director of the Perini Family Survivors Center and the David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Diller received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from the University of California at San Diego.

    Marcie Brostoff, MS, RN, NE-BC

    Marcie Brostoff, MS, RN, NE-BCVice President and Associate Chief Nurse of Nursing/Patient Care and Clinical Operations, Boston Children's Hospital

    Marcie Brostoff works to transform pediatric nursing policy and practice through education and professional development as a teacher, mentor, and leader. She provides strategic and operational clinical leadership in the selection, development, deployment, reengineering, and evaluation of technology, education, and professional development of clinical staff. She serves as the Leadership co-chair of Boston Children’s Family Advisory Council. In partnership with the Chief Experience Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Marcie leads the Office of Experience. Marcie has accountability for the following practice specialties, disciplines, and programs: ANCC Magnet Program, Case Management (CM), Chaplaincy Services; Emergency Services (ED); Nursing/Patient Care for Hematology/Oncology and joint Boston Children’s and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) programs; Emergency Management; Nurse Recruitment and Retention; Patient Placement; Patient/Family Experience and Family Advisory Committees; Patient Relations and Human Rights; Physical and Occupational Therapies Services; and the Central Staffing Office.

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