Darrell J. Yamashiro, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Darrell J. Yamashiro, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Specialties: Pediatrics, Cancer Care, Pediatric Hematology-OncologyMore specialties
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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About Darrell J. Yamashiro, MD


I am a pediatric oncologist who specializes in caring for children with solid tumors, especially neuroblastoma, Wilms' and other kidney tumors, and liver tumors such hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. I serve as chief of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.


I treat children of all ages, from infants to young adults. Some of the cancers I treat are rare (liver tumors account for one to two percent of childhood cancers), but they can be very complex and require a multidisciplinary approach so patients have the best outcomes. I enjoy working as part of a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, and other dedicated professionals who care deeply about our patients and provide care with compassion and comfort.


I also conduct basic science research. The latest advances in tumor genetics and the design of innovative therapies make this a very exciting time for cancer research. My team and I have done extensive research on the genetics of hepatoblastoma. We have developed mouse models of this disease and are entering a new phase where we are offering a personalized/precision medicine approach to children with this disease. We are also identifying novel genes that specifically target neuroblastoma—information that may be used to create targeted therapies.


Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Expertise

  • Angiogenesis
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pediatric Liver Cancer
  • Pediatric Solid Tumors
  • Wilm's Tumor

Education

  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Internship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Titles & Positions

  • Chief, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Robert and Ellen Kapito Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

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