Department of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Our Fellows

Current Fellows 

Laila Mahmood MDThird Year Fellow

Laila Mahmood, M.D.

Dr. Mahmood grew up in a small village in Northern Pakistan. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University in Washington, DC, and went on to complete her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in Maryland.

Dr. Mahmood received funding from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation to support her examination of the efficacy of early palliative care consultations for symptom management and psychological support for children with high-risk malignancies and their families. She is matriculated in the M.P.H. program and designed her scholarly activity to meet both graduate degree and ABP requirements. She enjoys watching movies, reading, and traveling.

Sana Usmani MDFirst Year Fellow

Sana Usmani, D.O.

Dr. Usmani earned her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York, before entering pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks both Urdu and Hindi fluently. She enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies.

Recent Graduates

Razia Akhtar MDRazia Akhtar, M.D.

Razia Akhtar, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)

BredlauAmy-Lee Bredlau, M.D., M.S.-C.L.I.

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)

 

NormanShannon Norman, M.D.

Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Providence Alaska Medical Center (Anchorage, AK)

 

WiedlChristina Wiedl, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

 

Past Graduates

  • Shalu Narang, M.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
  • Brenda J. Wittman, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
    Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.
  • John Horan, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)
  • Judeth McGann, M.D.
    Private Practice
    Woodland Healthcare (Woodland, CA)
  • David N. Korones, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
    David Korones, M.D.
  • Allen Eskenazi, M.D.
    Private Practice
    Physicians to Children, Inc. (Roanoke, VA)
  • James Palis, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
    James Palis, M.D.
  • Barbara L. Asselin, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
    Barbara L. Asselin, M.D.
  • Reggie Duerst, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
    Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL)