Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program
Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Team
Hematology/Oncology & BMT
Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Dr. Young-Saleme is Director of Psychosocial Services and Program Development in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Young-Saleme earned her doctorate in psychology at Texas A&M University in 1997. In her role as Director she provides the vision to carry out an integrated approach to psychosocial services and programs for patients with cancer and other blood disorders and their families. The goal of the psychosocial team and programs is to provide essential services to help children and their families successfully navigate their chronic illness and improve their quality of life. Her clinical responsibilities include direct clinical services, both inpatient and outpatient to children with cancer and their families, primarily via clinical supervision in the Pediatric Psychology program. Her research interests include family adjustment to pediatric cancer, palliative care and end of life issues. Dr. Young-Saleme has been a part of NCH since her internship training year in 1996. She completed a two year fellowship focusing on hematology/oncology/bmt. Following her appointment as a faculty member in the division of pediatric psychology, she served as Director of the APA accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship Training Program and as Clinical Director of Pediatric Psychology for the Section of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology.