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Dr. Peter Shaw Joins Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute as Deputy Director

Posted on Aug 03, 2016

Pediatric hematologist/oncologist Peter Shaw, M.D. joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on August 1 as Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and Associate Professor of Oncology (PAR) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also serving as the institute’s interim director.

Dr. Shaw will work collaboratively with the entire hematology/oncology team and other pediatric specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to provide comprehensive care and the best possible outcomes for children, teens and young adults with cancer.  He will expand the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) oncology program and enhance continuity of care into adulthood through multidisciplinary collaboration with physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He will also support the institute’s fertility preservation program, which helps pediatric cancer and bone marrow transplant survivors enjoy optimal health and the opportunity to become parents in their adult years.

Dr. Shaw previously was the Clinical Director of Oncology and Director of the Hematology/ Oncology clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he established one of the nation’s first AYA oncology programs, providing specialized care for oncology patients ages 15 to 22 from throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia.  Working with faculty at Magee Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh, he was a founder of the Fertility in Oncology program to help provide greater fertility preservation options for patients undergoing cancer treatment or a bone marrow transplant.

He is a founding member of the Consortium of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Centers and helped develop internationally recognized clinical standards for the care of adolescents and young adults with cancer. Over the past decade, he has held several roles within the LIVESTRONG™ Young Adult Alliance, which became the Critical Mass Young Adult Alliance in 2012.

“Dr. Shaw’s leadership and compassionate care will enhance our program and help us make cures achievable as the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute continues to evolve as a national leader in treating childhood cancer and achieving the best possible outcomes,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and physician-in-chief, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and vice dean and professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “His expertise in adolescent and young adult oncology will help our patients enter their adult years in optimal health and armed with knowledge and support to thrive in adulthood. Dr. Shaw will also help me with recruitment of clinicians, scientists and the eventual director of the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute.”

Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, where he also completed a pediatric residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology was done at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University in Chicago. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.


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