The Department of Pediatrics’ Section of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology is a comprehensive program that diagnoses and treats children and adolescents afflicted all forms of cancer and blood disorders.  Our team addresses both the medical and psychosocial needs of children with cancer and hematologic disorders such as sickle cell disease. Read More

The Section is the Pediatrics arm of the Sickle Cell Center of Louisiana and Hemophilia Care Center.  The SSCL provides comprehensive medical care to patients with sickle cell disease integrated with extensive patient education to ensure prevention, prompt recognition and management of long-term complications.  Located at the Tulane Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, we offer a large, bright and friendly space for our littlest patients and their families. We embrace a family centered approach by providing outstanding exam and infusion facilities for patients and their accompanying family members.  Our inpatient care is located at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children – the only dedicated hospital to the specific care of women and children in Jefferson Parish. 

Our section staff includes pediatric hematologists/oncologists and the entire community of pediatric specialists at Tulane University. Our multi-disciplinary care helps foster a partnership for our patients and the entire Tulane Pediatrics faculty.

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Pediatrics Centers of Excellence

The Sickle Cell Center of Louisiana

Hemophilia Center at Tulane University

Program Services

  • Alpha Thalassemia
  • Anemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Beta Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia)
  • Cyclic Neutropenia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Shwachman Diamond Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Pediatric Leukemia
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hodgkin and Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wilms’ Tumor

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Our Team

Benjamin Watkins, MD
Justin Farge, MD

Contact Information

Children's Hospital New Orleans
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-988-6253
Fax: 504-988-7654

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
210 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax: 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Sickle Cell Center of Louisiana
131 S. Robertson St.
MailCode 8027
10th Floor, Suite 1064
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-5413
Fax: 504-988-6013
Contact: Anna Jones
Email: ajones24@tulane.edu