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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Leadership

Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD

Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD

President, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center  
Senior Vice President for Drug Discovery and Chief Research Strategy Officer; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  
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.

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).

Jon Whiting, DNP, RN, CCRN

Jonathan Whiting, DNP, RN, CCRN

Associate Chief Nurse, Clinical and Patient Care Operations, Boston Children's Hospital

Jon Whiting is Vice President and Associate Chief Nurse of Clinical and Patient Care Operations at Boston Children’s Hospital. Jon serves as the Leadership Co-Chair of the Boston Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council. In partnership with the Chief Experience Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Jon leads the Office of Experience. Jon provides system-level leadership to advance nursing and hospital-wide initiatives ranging from safe and effective care delivery for a broad scope of patients and care services to providing organization-wide leadership during emergencies, including COVID-19. Jon is passionate about improving aspects of patient and family care experiences, and he is committed to partnering with patients and families to do so.


Barbara Cuccovia, PhD, RN, BMTCN

Barbara Cuccovia

Director of Nursing, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Barbara Cuccovia is Director of Nursing, Pediatric Oncology, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she oversees the daily and clinical operations of the Jimmy Fund Clinic. She is leading an initiative to transform the nursing model in the pediatric clinic, and she serves as clinical advisor to Dana-Farber’s Pediatric Patient and Family Advisory Council. Previously, she was Nurse Manager of the Stem Cell Transplant Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. Barbara serves on the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing (APHON) and is president of the local Boston APHON Chapter. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her master’s degree in nursing, nursing leadership, and health systems management from Drexel University.