About Us

Meet the Steering Committee behind v-SYMPHONY!

Mission Statement

The overall mission of v-SYMPHONY is to enhance knowledge, wellness, and career development skills among the NYC tristate region’s Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation fellows in an environment that models and promotes inter-institutional collaboration. Specific goals include:

- Enrich educational opportunities and ABP Board Exam preparation for the region’s fellows through conferences (or virtual sessions) presented by local experts in the field.
- Improve wellness by building a rich regional community through enhanced fellow-fellow and fellow-attending interactions across institutions and states.
- Develop collaborative research studies across institutions, including cross-institution Mentee-Mentor relationships.

Steering Committee

Prakash Satwani, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Email: ps2087@cumc.columbia.edu

Jennifer Levine , MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian

Email: jel9022@med.cornell.edu

Joanna Pierro, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Univ.
Staten Island University Hospital
Northwell Health

Email: jpierro@northwell.edu

Kayleen Bailey, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine
Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

Email: kayleen.bailey@mssm.edu

Alexander Chou, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian

Email: alc9001@med.cornell.edu

Kavitha Ramaswamy, MD

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
MSK Kids
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Email: ramaswak@mskcc.org

Adit Tal, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Email: atal@montefiore.org

Scott Moerdler, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Email: scott.moerdler@rutgers.edu

Andrea Orsey, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Connecticut Children's Hospital

Email: aorsey@connecticutchildrens.org

Gabriel Robbins, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
NYU Langone Health

Email: gabriel.robbins@nyulangone.org

Katharine Offer, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center


Email: katharine.offer@hmhn.org

Jeremy Rosenblum, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center

Email: jeremy_rosenblum@nymc.edu

Anshul Vagrecha, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Northwell Health


Email:
avagrecha@northwell.edu

Viviana Vidal-Anaya, MD

Fellow, Pediatric Hematology /Oncology
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Northwell Health

Email:
vvidalanaya@northwell.edu

v-SYMPHONY Steering Committee Alumni
We are forever grateful for their hard work and dedication to our mission!

Pallavi Madhusoodhan Pillai MD (Founding Member, 2020-2021), Bradley Gampel MD (Founding Member, 2020-2021), Stephen Roberts MD (Member, 2021-2022), Megan Askew MD (Member, 2021-2022)