Meet Our Team

Jill S. Menell, MD
Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Director, Sickle Cell Disease and Chronic Transfusion Programs

Undergraduate degree:  Boston University, BA Summa Cum Laude Chemistry Major/Biology Minor with Distinction in Chemistry
Medical School:  SUNY – Downstate, MD
Residency: Pediatrics SUNY Downstate Medical Center/King County Hospital Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship:  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care

Alissa Kahn, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Alissa Kahn, MD, received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College, and completed her medical degree and residency in pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric hematology and oncology at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she performed research in childhood leukemia. She joined St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in 2013 and is presently the institutional primary investigator for Children’s Oncology Group clinical trials. She also has a special interest in the effects of COVID-19 on pediatric hematology-oncology patients, and is a cofounder of the POCC Report, a national registry of COVID-19 in pediatric cancer patients. Dr. Kahn is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics

William Woolbright, MD
Director of the Coagulation and Thrombosis Program
Medical Director of the Pediatric Integrative Therapies Program

William Woolbright, MD obtained his medical degree from the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine. He completed his general pediatric residency at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital at the Loyola University Medical Center. He completed his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital at University of California – San Diego. He currently serves as the Director of the Coagulation and Thrombosis Program as well as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Integrative Therapies Program at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

John Norko, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Siena College, BS in Biology (Magna Cum Laude)

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2015, MD

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, pediatric residency program, 2018

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program, 2021

Honor Societies: Phi Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Alpha Omega Alpha

Board certified in pediatrics 2018

Board eligible in pediatric hematology/oncology 2021

Our Team Includes:

  • Five Board Certified Physicians in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Nurse Manager
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Staff Nurses with specialized training in administering chemotherapy and other treatments to children.
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Recreational therapist
  • Educational Liaison
  • Social Workers
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Certified Medical Assistant

Our Multidisciplinary Partners Include:

  • On site Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • On site Pediatric Surgery
  • On site Radiation Oncology Services
  • One of the largest and most comprehensive Pediatric Intensive Care Units in the NJ