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Faculty

faculty photoJoanna A. Lyman, MA, CCLS

Palliative Care Program Coordinator, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


Ms. Lyman's Bio

Education

  • Undergraduate: California State University Northridge – Psychology
  • Graduate: University of Santa Monica – Psychology

Certifications

  • Association of Child Life Professionals - Certified Child Life Specialist
  • American Board of Hypnotherapy – Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Landrum Center for Energy Medicine – Second Degree Reiki Practitioner

faculty photoDeena Levine, MD

Assistant Member, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Department of Oncology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dr. Levine's Bio

Education

  • Medical School, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, John’s Hopkins/National Institute of Health
  • Fellowship in Bioethics, National Institute of Health
  • Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Pediatric Track, University of Tennessee/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

faculty photoHolly Spraker-Perlman, MD, MS

Assistant Member, Faculty; Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Dr. Spraker-Perlman's Bio

Education

  • Medical School, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • Masters in Epidemiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Fellowship in Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, MPH, MSB

Assistant Member, Faculty; Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Program Director, Oncology Hospitalist Medicine
Bioethics Consultant, Clinical and Research Consultations

Dr. Johnson's Bio

Education

  • Medical School, Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Master’s in Public Health, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Internship/Residency in Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

faculty photoDoralina Anghelescu, MD

Member, Division of Anesthesiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Director, Pain Management Service, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Anghelescu's Bio

Education

  • School of Medicine, Bucharest University, Romania
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certification in Palliative Care Education and Practice, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care

Certifications

  • Foreign Medical Graduates Examination in the Medical Sciences –July 1991
  • Romanian Board of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine – (written and oral examination) – January 1993
  • FLEX examination – December 1993
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (written examination) – July 1997
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (oral examination) – April 1998
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology – April 1998
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management-September 2001
  • Certification in Business Administration – American Society of Anesthesiologists January 2007
  • Certification in Palliative Care Education and Practice, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care – November 2008
  • Certification in Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks – Duke University – August 2011
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management, Recertification – September 1, 2012
  • Certification in Nutritional Pain Management – Academy of Integrative Pain Management – October 2017

 

Interdisciplinary Team Members

  • Stephanie Brown, MDiv
  • Minna Watkins, LMSW
  • Haley Smith, Fellowship Coordinator

Last Published: Jul 29, 2020