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The following is a list of doctors and specialists available to answer your questions about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, LFS research, LFS support, and LFS treatment:

National Cancer Institute

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)

Sharon Savage, MD
Principle Investigator
DCEG – Clinical Genetics Branch Chief
NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E-454
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: 240-276-7241

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Study
Dr. Maria Isabel Achatz
NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E-508
Voice: 240-276-7979

Dr. Payal Khincha, MBBS
LFS Study Clinical Fellow
NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E-540
Voice:  240-276-7267

Genetic Counselor:
June A. Peters, MS, CGC, MFT
Senior Genetic Counselor
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 6E-548
Rockville, MD 20850-9772
Voice: 240-276-7262
Fax: 240-276-7262

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Whole Body MRI Study

Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Office phone: 617-632-5770
Appointment phone: 617-632-2178

Lisa R. Diller, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Director, Perini Clinic
Pediatric/Jimmy Fund Clinic, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Office phone: 617-632-5642
Appointment phone: 888-733-4662

Serena Masciari, MD, MSc
Research Scientist
Office phone: 617-632-6821

Genetic Counselors:
Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office phone: 617-632-3314
Appointment phone: 617-632-3314

Katherine Schneider, MPH, LGC
Adult and Pediatric Genetic Counselor
Office phone: 617-632-3480
Appointment phone: 617-632-3314

Carly Grant, MS, LGC
Adult and Pediatric Genetic Counselor
Office phone: 617-582-8283
Appointment phone: 617-632-2178

Anu Chittenden, MS, LGC
Lead Genetic Counselor
Office phone: 617-632-4757
Appointment phone: 617-632-2178

Irene Rainville, PhD, LGC
Genetic Counselor
Office phone: 617-582-8537
Appointment phone: 617-632-2178

Mass General Hospital Cancer Center

55 Fruit St. – YAW 9A
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-1971
Fax: 617-726-9418
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Leif Ellisen, MD, PhD
Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Program

Genetic Counselors:
Kristen Mahoney Shannon, MS, CGC
Program Manager / Senior Genetic Counselor
Center for Cancer Risk Assessment


Children’s Hospital Colorado

Cancer Predisposition Clinic
Kami Schneider
Senior Instructor, Certified Genetic Counselor
13123 E. 16th Ave, B115
Aurora, CO  80045
(720) 777-2627
Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling at Children’s Hospital Colorado


Children’s National Medical Center

111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Joyce T. Turner, MS, CGC
Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling Program
Clinical Instructor, George Washington University
Genetics: 202-476-4685 (Fax) 202-476-2390
Pathology: 202-476-6553 (Fax) 202-476-4030


City of Hope National Medical Center

1500 E. Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010

Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD
Professor of Oncology and Population Sciences
Chief, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics
phone: 626-256-8662
fax: 626-930-5495

Thomas Slavin, MD, FACMG, DABMD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics
Program Member, Cancer Control and Population Sciences
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010, Bldg 173, Room # 131
Phone (626) 218-8662 *84331
Fax (626) 218-5495
wbMRI screening protocols on adults and children with LFS

Kathleen Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., L.C.G.C., is assistant clinical professor and associate director of the City of Hope Cancer Genetics Education Program and a bilingual board- certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer risk assessment. Her research activities are focused on patient behavioral outcomes and cancer genetics education and training initiatives. telephone: (626) 218-8662

Bita Nehoray, M.S., L.C.G., is a board certified trilingual genetic counselor specializing in cancer risk assessment for hereditary cancer syndromes. Her current research interests include patient education and genetic cancer risk assessment in underserved Latinas. telephone (626) 218-8662

Ilana Solomon, ScM, M.A., L.C.G.C., is a board certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer risk assessment for hereditary cancer syndromes. Her specialty interests include hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes, psychosocial genetic counseling and uncertainty in healthcare. telephone (626) 218-8662

Mariana Niell-Swiller, M.S., L.C.G.C., is a board certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She is fluent in Spanish and is committed to providing cancer genetics services to medically underserved populations. Current interests include the development of educational and support services for individuals with a hereditary predisposition to cancer. telephone (626) 218-8662

Christina Rybak, M.S., L.C.G.C., is a genetic counselor specializing cancer risk assessment for hereditary cancer syndromes. Current interests include gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine cases. telephone (626) 218-8662

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadephia, PA 19104
Phone: 1-800 TRY CHOP
Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program: Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Kristin Zelley, M.S.
Certified Genetic Counselor, Pediatric Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program
Phone: 267-426-5877
Fax: 215-590-3770

Carol Ford, M.D.
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Melissa Alderfer, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Division of Oncology

Washington University School of Medicine / St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Specializing in Cancer Genomics, including DNA/RNA Sequencing and Transcription Analysis
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO 63108
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine


Dr. Todd Druly, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
Appointment Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780
Office: 314-286-2124

Robert Hayashi, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Hematology & Oncology

Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780
Office: 314-

Beth Kozel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics & Genomic Medicine

Appointment Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-2075
Office: 314-454-6093

Marwan Shinawi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics & Genomic Medicine

Appointment Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-2075
Office: 314-747-1837

Nurse Practitioner:
Katie Gettinger, RN, CPNP
Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780

Genetic Counselors:
Nicole Armstrong, MS, CGC
Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-2075

Linda Manwaring, MS, CGC
Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-2075

Kayla Smith, MS, CGC
Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-2075

Marisa Vineyard, MS, CGC
Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-2075

Clinic Coordinator:
Jennifer Henry
Phone: 314-454-6048
Fax: 314-454-2780

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Hereditary Cancer Program & Pediatric Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program
3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 4006
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: 513-636-4760
Fax: 513-636-7297

Genetic Counselors:
Sara Knapke, MS, CGC
Erin Mundt, MS, CGC
Diana Smith, MS, CGC

Clinical Geneticists:
T. Andrew Burrow, MD
Robert Hopkin, MD
Nancy Leslie, MD
Derek Neilson, MD
Howard Saal, MD
Elizabeth Schorry, MD

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Family Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-587-9555
Fax: 801-585-5763

2013 Top Science Report: Hope for Families of Kids with Cancer

Associated physicians:
Joshua Schiffman, M.D. – pediatric oncology (Read about Dr. Schiffman’s research in “The Schiffman Lab“)
Randall Burt, M.D. – gastroenterology
Jewel Samadder, M.D. – gastroenterology
Saundra Buys, M.D. – oncology
Sancy Leachman, M.D. – dermatology

Genetic counselors:
Amanda Gammon, MS CGC
Wendy Kohlmann, MS CGC
Kory Jasperson, MS CGC
Marjan Champine, MS CGC
Deepika Nathan, MS CGC

Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, United Kingdom

Clinical Genetics Service
Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 701 5104
Fax: 0161 276 6145
Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine includes: Clinical Genetics Service |Genomic Diagnostics Laboratory | Willink Biochemical Genetics Unit | Bioinformatics Group | University of Manchester Genetic Medicine | NIHR Genetics Clinical Trials Unit

Lead –Professor D Gareth Evans, Consultant in Medical Genetics
Dr Emma, Woodward Consultant in Medical Genetics
Dr Fiona Lalloo, Consultant in Medical Genetics
Dr Tara Clancy, Genetic counsellor
Dr Richard Whitehouse, Consultant Neuroradiologist for whole body MRI

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Heredity Cancer and Genetics
1275 York Avenue, Box 295
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 646-888-4050
Fax: 646-888-4051

Request an appointment online.


Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH, Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Mark Robson, MD
Noah Kauff, MD
Zsofia Stadler, MD
Michael Walsh, MD
Mark Robson, MD

Genetic Counselors:
Kimberly Amoroso, MS, CGC
Angela Arnold, MS, CGC
Janice Berliner, MS, CGC
Sherry Boyar, MSc, CGC
Emily Glogowski, MS, MSc, CGC
Megan Harlan Fleischut, MS, CGC
Erin Salo-Mullen, MS, CGC
Margaret Sheehan, MS, CGC
Beth Siegel, MS, CGC

The Hospital for Sick Children

Cancer Genetics Program
Toronto, Ontario. Canada

David Malkin, MD – Director
Staff Oncologist, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology Program
Phone: 416-813-7753
Lab phone: 416-813-8206
Fax: 416-813-5327

Clinical Research Coordinator:
Ana Novokmet
Phone: 416-813-8204

Genetic Counselors:
Harriet Druker
Phone: 416-813-8597

Laura Zahavich
Phone: 416-813-8597

Stanford Cancer Genetics Clinic

Cancer Genetics Program

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
Tel: 650-498-6000

Director, James M. Ford, MD
875 Blake Wilbur Dr.; Rm. 2320
Palo Alto, CA 94305-5822

Genetic Counselors:
Nicolette Chun, MS, LCGC
Phone: 650-498-5383

Kerry Kingham, MS, LCGC
Phone: 650-724-6702

Alex Lebensohn, MS, LCGC
Phone: 650-721-2164

Courtney Rowe-Teeter, MS, LCGC
Phone: 650-736-7252

Breast Oncologist:
Allison Kurian, MD, MSc

Cancer Genetics GI Specialist:
Uri Ladabaum, MD, MS

Fax: 650-498-5150
Weekly Cancer Risk and testing clinic available to families with LFS concerns including annual screening protocol. Please contact one of the genetic counselors who can facilitate making appointments and answer questions.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
2001 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614.293.7240
Fax: 614.293.2314

Judith Westman, MD -Clinical Director, Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Doreen Agnese, MD – .4 FTE – Physician, Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Kandamurugu Manickam, MD – .24 FTE – Physician, Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Cancer Genetic Counseling:
Heather Hampel, MS, CGC, Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Dawn Allain, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Rebecca Nagy, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Robert Pilarski, MS, CGC, Associate Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Kate Shane, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

Kevin Sweet, MS, CGC, Associate Professor
Phone: 614-293-6694

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cancer Predisposition Program

262 Danny Thomas Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38105

Kim Nichols, MD
Division of Cancer Predisposition
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
(901) 595-8385 – office

Rose B. McGee, MS, CGC
Office Phone: 901-595-7548
Fax: 901-521-9005

Emily Quinn, MS, CGC
Cancer Predisposition
Office Phone: 901-595-7549
Fax: 901-521-9005

Patient Referral Office:
Voice: 1-888-226-4343 or 901-595-4055
Fax: 901-595-4011

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program

Mailing Address:
Texas Children’s Hospital
1102 Bates Street, FC 1200
Houston, TX 77030

Clinic Location:
Texas Children’s Hospital
Clinical Care Center, 14th Floor
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030


Carlos Bancino, MD
Chief, Cancer Genetics Clinic
Director, Pediatric Genetics Clinic
Medical Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, BCM Medical Genetics Laboratories
6701 Fannin St.
16th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-822-4292

Referrals: 832-824-4685

Surya P. Rednam, MD
Director, Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic
Physician, Pediatric Brain Tumor Team
Instructor, Pediatrics, BCM
Phone: 832-822-1523
Referrals: 832-822-4242 (or 1-800-CANCER9/1-800-226-2379)

Genetic Counselor:
Sarah Scollon, MS, CGC
Phone: 832-824-4685

University of Chicago

Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic

Familial Cancer Clinic

The University of Chicago offers genetic counseling, cancer risk management and cancer treatment to both adults and children with LFS, with and without cancer diagnoses

Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation
841 S. Maryland M/C 4060
Chicago, IL  60637
P: 773.702.2594/ F: 773.702.9881

Ami Desai, MD
Melody Perpich, MS,CGC, Licensed Genetic Counselor
Please phone:  773-702-2594 or email:
Scheduling is:  773-702-9158

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program
Director Tara Henderson, MD, Childhood Cancer Survivors Center

Adult  Hematology-Oncology Team
Jane Churpek,

Licensed genetic counselors:
Sarah Nielsen, MS, CGC:  773-702-4749 or
Caroline Weipert, MS, CGC:


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Department of Genetics
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
B6.4800-Unit 209
Houston, TX 77030
Ph: 713-792-7555
Fax: 713-745-7044
Toll Free: 1-877-900-8894

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Study Group

Dr. Louise C. Strong, MD
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Chair, Department of Genetics, and Professor, Department of Genetics

Dr. Strong’s LFSA Webinar: LFS – Recent Findings and Future Directions (July 2014)

Drs. Strong and Jackson’s MD Anderson Webcast: Advancements in Screening for Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Families MDACC, Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Education And Early Detection (LEAD) Program (August 2014)
Jasimina Bojadzieva, MS, Research Asst,
Phone: 713-792-7595
Phyllis Begin, Medical Technologist,
Phone: 713-792-7565

Cancer Genetic Testing and Counseling:
Michelle Jackson, MS, CGC tele: 713-792-6691
Thereasa Rich, MS, CGC
Molly Daniels, MS, CGC
Amanda Brandt, MS, CGC
Kimberly Muse, MS
Diana Young, MS, CGC
Ashley Henriksen, MS, CGC
Maureen Mork, MS, CGC
Sarah Bannon, MS, CGC

University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Program

300 North Ingalls
SPC 5419
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-615-5404
Fax: 734-763-7672
Appointments: 734-647-8906

Elena Stoffel, MD, Director

Cancer Genetics Clinic

Cancer Genetic Counselors:
Jessica Everett, MS, CGC
Shanna Gustafson, MS, MPH, CGC
Monica Marvin, MS, CGC
Victoria M. Raymond, MS, CGC, CCRP

University of Minnesota – MHealth

Cancer Risk Management Program Website
Cancer Risk Management Program PDF

Dr. Rob Madoff, Medical Director
Denise Musser, APRN-CNS, OCN, ANG-BC
Mary Ahrens, CGC
Alyssa Kne, CGC
Sarah Mets, CGC
Olivia Michel, CGC

Genetic risk assessment, whole body MRI and individualized surveillance plans offered.

420 Delaware St. SE, Mayo Mail Code 450
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Information: 612-626-9898
FAX: 612-625-4406
Scheduling: 855-486-7226 (4UMPCANCER)

Hospital A. C. Camargo – Fundação Antonio Prudente

A.C. Camargo Cancer Center

A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (English)

Rua Professor Antonio Prudente, 211- 1oSS
CEP: 01509-010 – São Paulo – SP – Brasil

Drs. Maria Nirvana da Cruz Formiga and Alexandre Andre Balieiro da Costa
Department of Oncogenetics
Phone: 55 11 2189-5181
Fax: 55 11 2181-5180

Peter MacCallum Cancer Center

St. Andrew’s Place
East Melbourne
Victoria 3002

David Thomas, FRACP, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
Head, Sarcoma Genomics and Genetics Laboratory
Principal Investigator, International Sarcoma Kindred Study
Phone: +613 9656 1111
Fax: +613 9656 5208

Gillian Mitchell FRACP FRANZCR PhD
Director, Familial Cancer Centre and Clinical Oncologist
Phone: +613 9656 1199
Fax: +613 9656 1539

Familial Cancer Centre
level 3, 10 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne.
Phone: 03 9656 1199


Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Carl-Neuberg Straße 1
30625 Hannover
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Kratz
Zentrum für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin
Klinik für Pädiatrische Hämatologie und Onkologie
Leitung (gemeinsam mit Prof. Pfister, Heidelberg):
Li-Fraumeni / Krebsprädispositionssyndrom Register
Sprechstunde für Kinder/Familien mit Li-Fraumeni Syndrom
Phone: +49 511 532-6711
Fax: +49 511 532-9120
Dr. med. Beate Dörgeloh
Zentrum für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin
Klinik für Pädiatrische Hämatologie und Onkologie
Phone: +49 511 532-6711
Fax: +49 511 532-9120
Prof. Dr. med. Brigitte Schlegelberger
Institut für Humangenetik
Tel.: +49 511 532-4522
Fax: +49 511 532-161064
Privatdozent Dr. med. Thomas Wirth
Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie
Phone: +49 511 532-6761
Fax: +49 511 532-4896

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg und Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

Im Neuenheimer Feld 580
69120 Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Stefan M. Pfister
Direktor Präklinisches Programm
Hopp-Kindertumorzentrum am NCT Heidelberg
Pädiatrische Neuroonkologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum;
Klinik für Kinderheilkunde III, Onkologie, Hämatologie, Immunologie und
Leitung (gemeinsam mit Prof. Kratz, Hannover):
Li-Fraumeni / Krebsprädispositionssyndrom Register
Phone: +49 6221-42 4617
Fax: +49 6221-42 4639
Dr. med. Kristian W. Pajtler, MBA
Hopp-Kindertumorzentrum am NCT Heidelberg
Klinik für Kinderheilkunde III, Onkologie, Hämatologie, Immunologie und
Pädiatrische Neuroonkologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum;
Phone: +49 6221-42 4585
Fax: +49 6221-42 4639
Privatdozentin Dr. Sarah Schott
Allgemeine Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
Sektionsleiterin Translationale Frauenheilkunde
Leiterin familiäre Krebserkrankungen
Im Neuenheimer Feld 440
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221-56 7901
Fax: +49 6221-56 33713
Prof. Dr. Claus R. Bartram
Geschäftsführender Direktor
Institut für Humangenetik
Phone: 06221 56-5151
Fax: 06221 56-5155
Prof. Dr. Ute Moog
Leiterin, Genetische Poliklinik
Institut für Humangenetik
Phone: +49 6221 56-5082
Fax: +49 6221 565080

Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

Calwerstraße 7
72076 Tübingen
Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Rieß
Ärztlicher Direktor
Institut für Medizinische Genetik und Angewandte Genomik
Phone: +49 7071-29-76458
Fax: +49 7071-29-75171
Privatdozentin Dr. med. Ines Brecht
Abteilung für Hämatologie/Onkologie
Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin
Hoppe-Seyler- Str. 1
72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 29-62297
Fax: +49 7071 29-5481

Universitätsklinikum Ulm

Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm
Prof. Dr. med. Reiner Siebert
Institut für Humangenetik
Instituts direktor
Phone. +49 731 500-65400
Fax. +49 731 500-65402

Universitätsklinikum Bonn

Wilhelmstrasse 31
D-53111 Bonn
Oberarzt Dr. med. Stefan Aretz
Institut für Humangenetik
Phone: + 49 228-287 22391
Fax: + 49 228-287 22380

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