Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Michael E Engel, MD Division Head

Our division of dedicated and family-oriented doctors and staff provides diagnostic, therapeutic and chronic care for infants, children and adolescents with oncologic (cancer) and hematologic (blood) disorders including but not limited to:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Brain tumors
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clots
  • von Willebrand disease
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis

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Clinical Services

Hematology-Oncology Clinic

Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30

Location: 5th Floor, Battle Building
UVA Medical Center
1204 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Appointments: 434-924-8499
or to Refer a Patient: 800-251-3627 ext. 4-8499
Fax: 434-924-5452

After Hours, Nights or Weekends:
Call 434-924-0211 and ask for the Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist on call

Faculty & Staff


Brian C. Belyea, MD
Colleen H. Druzgal, MD
Daniel Trey Lee, MD
Emily Moses, MD
William C. Petersen, Jr, MD
Lara Riegler, MD

Hematology/Oncology Fellow

Katherine Pehlivan, MD

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Evelyn Joran-Thiel, MSN, CPNP, CPON
Christine T. Murray, PNP, RN
Margaret M. Sennett, MS, PNP, RN
Elise Burgamy, NP


Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0386
Phone: 434-982-1930
Fax: 434-982-1927

Interim Division Chief
William C. Petersen Jr, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistant
Karen Vest

Fellowship Program

Program Director: William C. Petersen Jr, MD

Fellowship Administrator: Karen Vest

Phone: 434-924-5105

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Health Information

Professional Education

  • Tumor Board
  • Divisional Lecture
  • Journal Club
  • Bone Marrow Review

Research Activities

Current Research Projects are examining:

  • Immunotherapy for leukemias  and solid tumors
  • Supportive care for children receiving chemotherapy
  • Leukemogenesis
  • Genetic predisposition in childhood cancer survivors
  • Novel therapies for childhood cancer patients
  • Innovative therapies for children with bleeding disorders and thrombophilia