David N. Korones, M.D.

David N. Korones, M.D.

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-8762

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Professional Bio

Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

Dr. Korones is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He currently directs the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program and is the founder and director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong. He is active locally, nationally and internationally, serving locally on the Board of Directors of Camp Good Days and DayStar, nationally, on the Editorial Board of the Art of Oncology for Journal of Clinical Oncology and on the Data Safety Monitoring and Review Board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Internationally, he is a member of the steering committee of a program to bring formal pediatric hematology/oncology care and training to Ethiopia, and is a member of the SIOP-sponsored Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries Wilms tumor study committee.

Patient Care Bio

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

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Doctors in America list 2004 - 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award in Palliative Care 2015 - 2015
Rochester Business Journal Health Care Achievement Award | Rochester, New York 2015 - 2015
CURE Hometown Hero Award | CURE Childhood Cancer Association | Rochester, New York 2015 - 2015
Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2013 - 2013
Camp Good Days and Special Times Ring of Honor | Rochester, NY 2010
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Services | SMH, Rochester, NY 2009
Gold Humanism Honor Society 2008
America's Top Cancer Doctors 2007 - 2014
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award 2006
Make a Difference Award | Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation 2006
The Rising Star Humanitarian Award | Make-a-Wish Foundation 2004
The 2000 Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Service by a Physician 2000
The Gitelman Award | Cancer Action and Gilda's Club 2000
The Teddi Award | Camp Good Days and Special Times 2000
American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award 1992
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Students of the Class of 1992 | University of Rochester 1991
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Students of the Class of 1990 | University of Rochester 1989
Outstanding Resident Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Students of the Class of 1987 | University of Rochester 1986

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine1983
BA | Slavic Languages & Literature | Princeton University1976

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1988 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital07/01/1986 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984