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David N. Korones, M.D.

Cancer, Palliative Care, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumor, Brain Sarcoma; Hematology, Oncology; Palliative Care; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-8762

Office: (585) 275-2981

Fax: (585) 273-1039

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Biography

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

Professional Background

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

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1976
BA | Princeton University
Slavic Languages & Literature

1983
MD | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1988
Fellowship in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2015 - 2015
CURE Hometown Hero Award
Sponsor: CURE Childhood Cancer Association
Location: Rochester, New York

2015 - 2015
Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award in Palliative Care

2015 - 2015
Rochester Business Journal Health Care Achievement Award
Location: Rochester, New York

2013 - 2013
Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

2010
Camp Good Days and Special Times Ring of Honor
Location: Rochester, NY

2009
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Services
Location: SMH, Rochester, NY

2008
Gold Humanism Honor Society

2007 - 2014
America's Top Cancer Doctors

2006
Make a Difference Award
Sponsor: Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation

2006
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

2004 - 2009
Best Doctors in America list
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

2004
The Rising Star Humanitarian Award
Sponsor: Make-a-Wish Foundation

2000
The Gitelman Award
Sponsor: Cancer Action and Gilda's Club

2000
The 2000 Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Service by a Physician

2000
The Teddi Award
Sponsor: Camp Good Days and Special Times

1992
American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award

1991
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Students of the Class of 1992
Location: University of Rochester

1989
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Students of the Class of 1990
Location: University of Rochester

1986
Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Students of the Class of 1987
Location: University of Rochester

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
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.

2016
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.

2016
Korones, DN. "On Children, Blood and Cancer (commentary)". Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2016; .

Books & Chapters

2014
Chapter Title: Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas in children: treatment (an update)
Book Title: Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Author List: Bredlau AL, Korones DN
Edited By: MA Hayat
Published By: Springer2014 in Netherlands

2014
Chapter Title: Palliative and Supportive Care
Book Title: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources:
Author List: DuPlessis J, Korones DN
Edited By: Stefan DC, Rodriguez-Galindo C.
Published By: Springer2014 in NY

2013
Chapter Title: Ketamine for pain in adults and children with cancer: a systematic review and synthesis of the literature.
Book Title: Pain Medicine
Author List: Bredlau, A.L., Thakur, R., Korones, D.N. Dworkin, R.H.
Published By: Pain Medicine2013

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Videos

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Pediatric oncologist shares importance of supportive care team