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David N. Korones, M.D.
David N. Korones, M.D.

David N. Korones, M.D.

Pediatrics — Hematology/Oncology — Pediatrics

Accepting New Patients

David N. Korones, M.D.

Pediatrics — Hematology/Oncology — Pediatrics

Accepting New Patients


Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
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(585) 275-8762



(585) 273-1039

About Me

I believe that children with cancer do best when they and their parents are full partners on the treatment team. That means sitting down, taking time, listening to them and their struggles, showing them you care, responding to them with openness and honesty, and offering our expertise (and our team's expertise) to meet their needs.

Pediatric hematology/oncology is an exciting and challenging field, and I feel very lucky and privileged to have an opportunity to work in this field. We are doing so much better than when I started a quarter century ago, but there is still much to be done and I still strive to make a difference for the children we treat. .My areas of expertise are pediatric neuro-oncology, in addition to adult and pediatric palliative care. I am just a regular guy who happened to choose pediatric hematology/ oncology as my life's work. My dress shirt and tie is a work costume – my real outfit is jeans and a T-shirt!

Conditions I Treat

- All pediatric cancers
- Palliative care for children and adults

Dr. Korones admits to:

Strong Memorial Hospital



MD | Vanderbilt University Medical Center — 1983

Post-doctoral Training & Residency:

Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center — 1983 - 1984
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center — 1984 - 1986
Fellowship in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital — 1986 - 1988
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center — 1988 - 1991


My interests are focused on brain tumors in adults and children, and palliative care. I have conducted, and continue to conduct clinical trials for both children and adults with newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors. I have conducted a clinical trial through the Children's Oncology Group, and my current studies are local and multi-institutional investigator-initiated pharmaceutical-sponsored trials. I also have written review articles and chapters on brain tumors and palliative care, and conducted retrospective studies related to palliative care for children with cancer.


Lauryn Hemminger1, Christine Pittman2, Jennifer Serventi3, David N Korones4, Robert Holloway3 and Nimish Mohile3. "Early Palliative Care Consultation in Glioblastoma (P1.165)". Neurology. 2017; 88(16): Supplement P1-165.

Mahmood L., Casey D., Dolan J., Dozier AM., Korones DN. "Feasibility of early palliative care consultation for children with high risk malignancies." Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2016; 63(8): 1419-1422.

Devine KA., Bukowski WM., Sahler OJZ., Ohman-Strickland P., Smith TH., Lown EA., Patenaude AF., Korones DN., & Noll RB. "Social competence in childhood brain tumor survivors: Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of peer-mediated intervention." Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2016; 37(6): 475-482.

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