Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Psychosocial Team

When a child or teen has cancer, a brain tumor, or a blood disorder, the entire family is affected. The child must cope with painful treatments, frequent hospital visits, missing school, and isolation from friends. Parents must cope with helping their sick child while juggling responsibilities at home and work. Brothers and sisters must cope with worry or fear, while still attending school and other activities.

Because we know it’s not easy to have a sick child, we have a team of professionals to help you and your family manage the extra stresses you may experience. These services are provided at no cost.

The Psychosocial Team complements the care provided by the medical, surgical, and radiation therapy teams. Our job, together, is to provide the best care possible to our patients and families. The team offers a full array of emotional, educational, and social support services to the patient and their family.

Our Team

  • Olle Jane Z. Sahler, MD
  • Jade Giesy, LMSW – Social Worker
  • Rosemary Obi, MS, LCAT, MT-BC – Music Therapist
  • Kimberly Dudrak, PA-C – Inpatient Physician Assistant
  • Jennifer Schaefer, BS, CCLS – Child Life Specialist – 4-3600
  • Elizabeth Connelly, BS, CCLS – Child Life Specialist – Ambulatory
  • Linda Morrison – CURE Parent Advocate

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Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-2981
Fax: (585) 273-1039

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