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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Julia Kearney

First Name: Julia

Last Name: Kearney

Position Title: Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychiatry

About Me/My interests: I am a pediatrician and child psychiatrist with a focus on the psychiatric treatment of medically ill children. I work with patients, parents and families in pediatric oncology to provide support, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and symptom management. My research is on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric delirium and the impact of illness on families, using the model of a complex pediatric illness named Fanconi Anemia. I also conduct research with a collaborative group based at the NIH and National Cancer Institute, studying the impact of illness on single parent families. I am a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Training Opportunities: Yes – Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, focus on Psycho-oncology, Peds Psycho-oncology rotation and supervision available.

My Contact Information:

Address: 641 Lexington Avenue, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Counseling Center, New York, NY 10022
Phone: 646-888-0028

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Psycho-oncology, Pediatrics, Psychosomatic medicine, Delirium, Parenting

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Kearney JA, Hay JL, Halpern L, Boulad F. Peritransplant Psychiatric Evaluations of Patients with Fanconi Anemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, In Press.

Silver GS, Kearney JA, Kutko M, Bartell A. Infant Delirium in Pediatric Critical Care Settings Am J Psychiatry October 2010. 167(10):1172-7. CME credits associated with article.

Kearney JA, & Lederberg M. (2008). Ethical Issues in Pediatric Oncology. In L. Wiener, M. Pao, A. Kazak, M. J. Kupst & A. F. Patenaude (Eds.), Quick Reference for Pediatric Oncology Clinicians: The Psychiatric and Psychological Dimensions of Pediatric Cancer Symptom Management. Published by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. 2008.

Kearney JA & Bartell A. (2010). Psychotherapy with Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Patients. In D. Kissane & M. Watson (Eds.), Psychological Therapies in Cancer Care: the IPOS Academy Handbook. International Psychosocial Oncology Society.

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