ALBANY, N.Y. September 5, 2006—Anne Groves Nepo, M.D., a pediatric oncologist/hematologist, has joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital at Albany Med as associate professor of clinical pediatrics in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. With more than 25 years of experience treating childhood cancers, Dr. Nepo comes to Albany Med from Livingston, N. J., where she worked as chief of the section of pediatric hematology/oncology in the department of pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
“We are delighted that Dr. Nepo has come on board,” said Richard Sills, MD, section head of hematology/oncology in the department of pediatrics and professor of pediatrics. “Dr. Nepo brings vast experience and a compassion for working with children that is crucial to our success.”
Dr. Nepo’s particular areas of interest include childhood leukemia and abnormal hemoglobins. Along with the other members of the division of pediatric hematology/oncology at Albany Med, Dr. Nepo will continue to participate in the clinical research protocols of the Children’s Oncology Group. This group is an international consortium of medical institutions that helps to develop protocols for patient care with the goal of advancing the treatments and technologies to fight childhood cancers.
Dr. Nepo received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y., and completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, where she also served as chief resident in pediatrics.
In the past, Dr. Nepo was an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
The Albany Medical Center consists of one of the state's largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and one of the nation's oldest medical schools, the Albany Medical College.