Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplants :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Dr. Timothy Cripe, chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant, is determined to make a difference for children diagnosed with cancer. He is doing state-of-the-art research, using viruses that infect and kill cancer cells, leaving the patient with side effects no more severe than brief, flu-like symptoms. Watch Dr. Cripe and families of cancer patients talk about cancer research in the below video.

If you'd like to make a donation to pediatric cancer research, know that Dr. Cripe takes it seriously. "That to me is sacred money. That's hard-earned money that folks are giving out of their back pocket," said Dr. Cripe. "Nationwide Children's is a good steward of those dollars, spending it only on the most promising science that is going to lead to the most significant advances in treatments for childhood cancer."


Parents Magazine Best Cancer Care 2013 LogoParents Magazine includes Nationwide Children's Hospital on its exclusive list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in 2013. In addition to overall quality, Nationwide Children's ranks 6th in Hematology/Oncology services.

World-class cancer expertise. Extraordinary patient care. Our staff of physicians, surgeons, physician/clinician scientists, nurses and staff provide a comprehensive approach to treatment. We offer diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management to neonates through age 30 and older.

Our goal is to create an environment where patients can achieve optimal health while being treated for acute and chronic blood disorders and cancer. Dedicating numerous resources to our patients and their families is what makes Nationwide Children’s Hospital a leader in Hematology/Oncology/BMT.

We are proud to be a member institution of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the Therapeutic Advances for Childhood Leukemia (TACL) consortium. Our bone marrow transplant program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Our program partners with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, which includes our National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.

Hematology/Oncology/BMT conditions treated:

  • leukemia/lymphoma
  • brain tumors
  • sarcomas including bone tumors, embryonal tumors, melanoma, rare tumors, adolescents and adults
  • sickle cell
  • bone marrow failure
  • bleeding disorders
  • hemostasis/thrombosis disorders
  • other disorders requiring stem cell transplantation
  • genetic disorders involving blood and/or cancer

Hematology/Oncology/BMT programs include:

Request a Hematology/Oncology/BMT appointment by calling (614) 722-6200 or toll-free 1-877-722-6220.

Play Strong - A Pediatric Cancer Exercise Program

At Nationwide Children’s, we know that care does not end with remission. Every aspect of recovery is critical for a successful return to a normal life. Our Oncology and Sports Medicine experts have collaborated to support survivors to be physically active, keep up with friends and return to sports. Play Strong is a fun, exciting program designed for cancer survivors to improve motor skills and transition safely into physical activity. Learn more about this pediatric cancer exercise program.

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Parking Updates

Our new underground parking garage located immediately in front of our new main hospital on Children’s Drive, is the ideal parking spot for those visiting inpatients as well as for Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic visits that are located at the new main hospital on level H11.

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Hematology/Oncology/BMT treats the full array of blood disorders, cancers, immune-deficiency disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes and inherited metabolic storage diseases.

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Young Ohio State fan beats cancer after calling it "Michigan"

For most seventh graders, life doesn’t get much harder than a history test. But for Grant Reed of Bellville, Ohio, it's his own current events that are so torturous.

Last year, doctors at Nationwide Children's found a tumor in Grant's brain. They cut it out, but the surgery left him with stroke-like symptoms. Plus, he had to go through months of radiation and chemotherapy to try to stop the spread of the disease.

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