Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 

Meet the Center for Adoptive Cellular Therapy Team

The Center for Adoptive Cellular Therapy team comprises experts from the hematologic malignancy and blood and marrow transplant groups at Johns Hopkins All Children’s whose goal is to work collaboratively to ensure that each patient receives comprehensive treatment that is tailored to them.

Director

Kevin McNerney, MD MSc Hematology / Oncology

Dr. McNerney is a hematologist-oncologist and specializes in bone marrow transplantation in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. He has a particular interest in the use of cellular immunotherapies to treat childhood cancer. He joined the hospital staff in 2021. Dr. McNerney earned his medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. He completed a categorical pediatric residency from Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology and an advanced fellowship in pediatric cancer immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also completed a master’s degree in Translational Research from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Associate Director

Kenneth Caldwell, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Caldwell specializes in pediatric hematology-oncology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. He joined the hospital staff in 2021. Dr. Caldwell earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. He completed a pediatric residency from Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center. He then completed a pediatric fellowship in hematology-oncology from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Physicians

Benjamin Oshrine, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Oshrine is the division chief of blood and marrow transplant and specializes in blood and marrow transplants as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. His clinical focus is in the treatment of high-risk leukemias with blood and marrow transplantation, and his research focus is in immune recovery after transplant. He joined the hospital in 2014 after completing a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Oshrine earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency at Boston Children’s Hospital.
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Deepakbabu Chellapandian, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Chellapandian specializes in bone marrow transplant as a hematologist/oncologist and serves as Director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy for Non-Malignant Conditions (CCGNC) in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. He joined the hospital staff in 2017. Dr. Chellapandian earned his medical degree from Madurai Medical College and then trained at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, both in India. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chellapandian completed a pediatric hematology-oncology and bone marrow transplantation fellowship at Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto in Canada and an advanced fellowship on bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Advanced Practice Providers

Taylor Brown, APRN

Taylor Brown, APRN



Hillary Simpson, APRN

Hillary Simpson, APRN



Gretchen Vaughn, APRN

Gretchen Vaughn, APRN



Kenny Higgins, PA

Kenny Higgins, PA


Program Coordinator

Matilde Vizcaino, RN

Matilde Vizcaino, RN


Treatment Teams

Blood Cancers