Meet the Cancer Survivor Program Team

Lillian Meacham and patientOur survivorship team consists of professionals who specialize in childhood cancer survivor issues and provide ongoing screening and education for the early identification and intervention for therapy-related late effects.

We offer the following services:

  • Multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on the needs of pediatric cancer survivors
  • Review of the cancer survivor’s medical history 
  • Complete evaluation including a physical exam, blood work and any other tests needed
  • Plan of care based on national guidelines produced by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Education about the risks of medical problems associated with the specific cancer treatments they received
  • Help with school, job or insurance problems
  • Support for any physical or emotional changes or problems
  • Enrollment in research studies that focus on childhood cancer survivors and the late effects of treatment

Lillian Meacham, M.D.

Medical Director, Cancer Survivor Program 
The Kathelen V. Amos Children's Chair for Cancer Survivorship 
Pediatric Endocrinologist 
Professor of Pediatrics 
Research interests: Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) and other clinical trials in late effects and endocrine late effects in oncology patients

Briana Patterson, M.D.

Instructor of Pediatrics
Research interests: Late effects of cancer therapy in brain tumor patients; endocrine problems following cancer treatment

Karen Wasileski-Masker, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research interests: Outcomes/cancer survivor research; adolescent/young adult oncology; intervention studies in cancer late effects

Research Team


Ann MertensAnn C. Mertens, Ph.D. 
Director, Clinical Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar 
Research interests: Childhood and adolescent cancer survivorship

Brooke Cherven, R.N., M.P.H.
Clinical Research Nurse

Kristen Vangile, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator


Other Team Members


Ashley Jameson
Business Operations Coordinator

Tracy Howk, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., O.S.W.-C.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jordan Gilleland, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist


Physicians and researchers at the Aflac Cancer Center are faculty members at Emory University School of Medicine.

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees.