New Oncologist Joins the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program Team at Levine Children’s

Your donations at work! We are extremely pleased to announce a new addition to the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program Team.  Due to your financial support, Thomas Russell, MD will join the Levine Children’s program in early January of 2023.  

Dr. Russell spent the last decade of his career as a Hematologist/Oncologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist developing his clinical expertise in pediatric solid tumor cancers with a specific interest in sarcoma.  As an Associate Professor, Dr. Russell held various roles within the Wake Forest University School of Medicine including serving as program director for the Pediatric Residency.  He has demonstrated a passion for scholarly endeavors with a wide range of pursuits and has served as the primary investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group.  Dr. Russell is excited to advance the field of pediatric cancer outcomes through the basic and translational science and clinic research opportunities available at Levine Children’s Hospital.  

The Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program has taken off and has grown rapidly since its inception in 2020.  Continued successful development of the program requires the need for specialized personnel to help focus on patient care, research, and novel therapies. We are incredibly excited about the expertise he brings and looks forward to partnering with Dr. Russell through ISF and the growing team at Atrium Health.

The Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program will provide the most comprehensive care and treatments for pediatric cancer in our community and across the globe. This clinic will offer the most advanced clinical treatments, including precision medicine and novel clinical trials, to bring forward the newest therapies and improve outcomes in childhood cancer.

Thank you for your support in making this program a reality.  We cannot tackle pediatric cancer without you.  We look forward to seeing all that Dr. Russell accomplishes for kids fighting rare cancers.