David N. Korones, M.D.

David N. Korones, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2981
Fax: (585) 273-1039

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.

Research Bio

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 multiinstitutional 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.

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

Recent Journal Articles

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Mahmood L., Casey D., Dolan J., Dozier AM., Korones DN. "Feasibility of early palliative care consultation for childrent with high risk malignancies." Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2016; 63(8): 1419-1422. Link
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.
Korones, DN. "On Children, Blood and Cancer (commentary)". Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2016; .
Korones DN. "Art of Oncology: Talking to children with cancer: sometimes less is more". Journal Clinical Oncology. 2016; .
Bredlau, A.L.; Harel, B.T.; McDermott, M.P.; Dworkin, R.H.; Korones, D.N.; Dolan, J. G.; Adams, H.M. "Neurocognitive Changes after Sustained Ketamine Administration in Children with Chronic Pain." J Palliative Care & Medicine. 2015; 5:2: 215. Link

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