Meet the Team

Our skilled and experienced team provides services for every phase of illness and recovery, from evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to survivorship care. Our pediatric surgeons are well versed in the surgical management of pediatric tumors, as well as the placement of the latest catheters and lines. Our pathologists are expert at diagnosing tumors, as well as disorders in blood and coagulation. Our pediatric radiologists are leaders in the latest imaging and interventional techniques, including CT scan, MRI scan, ultrasound, PET and nuclear medicine.

We coordinate care with a wide variety of pediatric sub-specialists, including colleagues in orthopedics, endocrinology, cardiology, immunology, neurology, urology, nephrology, radiation oncology, ophthalmology and many more. We also have the support of other disciplines, including nutrition, physical therapy, audiology and dental experts.

Physicians

Roma Bhuta, DO, is a pediatrician who specializes in hematology/oncology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Bhuta is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Consortium for New England Childhood Cancer Survivors and the Dana Farber Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Consortium.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Bradley DeNardo, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in pediatric hematology and oncology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. After attending The Warren Alpert Medical School, Dr. DeNardo continued dedicating his time to the medical students there by instructing them in pediatrics for the following nine years. In addition, Dr. DeNardo is a consulting physician at Women and Infants Hospital.

Dr. DeNardo’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and books, and he has also presented his research at the local, regional and international levels. He is a member of a number of professional societies, including Children’s Oncology Group and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Clinical Staff

Patricia Carlson, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Patricia Flynn, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Eileen Hansbury
Physician Assistant
Caitlin Montcrieff, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner

Research Staff

Emily Awopeju
Clinical Research Assistant

Emily Awopeju is a clinical research program coordinator in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit at Hasbro Children's Hospital. She earned her bachelor of science degree in medical laboratory science with a concentration in biotechnology from the University of Rhode Island. Awopeju has prior research experience with adult cardiovascular diseases and obtained her master of science in clinical research from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston.

Alana Deluty
Clinical Research Assistant

Alana Sarah Deluty is a clinical research assistant in the pediatric hematology/oncology unit of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She studied bioethics at the College of Wooster in Ohio and public health at the University of Pune in Pune, India. She recently returned to the US after spending a year in Malaysia on a Fulbright award. She has previously done research on polio prevention and the international surrogacy industry in India.

Julia Hersum
Clinical Research Assistant

Julia Hersum is a research assistant with the pediatric hematology/oncology team at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Connecticut. She has previous experience in transplant research and the effects of depression on motivation.

Daniela Moreno
Clinical Research Assistant

Daniela Moreno, CRA, is a research assistant with pediatric hematology/oncology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She earned her bachelor of science in biological sciences and a bachelor of arts in modern languages in Spanish from Rhode Island College. She is certified in CPR/AED, phlebotomy and electrocardiogram procedures.

Social Workers

Caterina Bessacini, LCSW
Cheryl Faucher, BSW
Laura Moynihan, LICSW