Assistant Investigator, Laboratory of Stem Cell Niche Biology,
Center for Oncology & Cell Biology, The Feinstein Institute of Medical Research
Director, Pediatric Hemato/Oncology-HistioCare, Children’s Cancer Center, Staten Island University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Molecular Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (718) 226 6435
After earning an MD degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Dr. Vaiselbuh completed several residencies and fellowships. Most recently, she completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, preceded by a residency in pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center- NY. She previously fulfilled a fellowship in adult hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation, along with a residency in internal medicine at the Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. Dr Vaiselbuh also received international training in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Australia. After moving to the United States, she build a foundation in basic science research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY and Weill Cornell Medical College studying stem cell biology in murine models.
She specializes in histiocytic disorders, pediatric leukemia and lymphoma, and her research focuses on stem cell niche biology and the tumor microenvironment. She says that her intellectual battle of basic science helps her to overcome the emotional toll clinical oncology can take at times. Her patients’ clinical presentation help her to design basic research questions, leading to translational medicine, from bed to bench and vice versa. She is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology, and her dedication to her field has earned her numerous research rewards, most recently the Jon Pritchard Fellow Award in Histiocytosis and the Edwin Marks Award for Excellence in Research at the Feinstein Institute.
Dr. Vaiselbuh is an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology where is the chair of the young investigator committee as well as the speciality interest group on diversity. As member of the program committee at ASPHO, she has organized several symposia and workshops at annual meetings. In addition, she holds memberships to the Histiocyte Society and the American Society of Hematology.
Dr. Vaiselbuh heads the laboratory of Stem Cell Niche Biology at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Her team focuses on the Language of the Leukemic Stem Cell Niche elucidating the communication of leukemia cells with their microenvironment in the bone marrow.
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
Degree: Internal Medicine
Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
Degree: Adult Oncology – Bone Marrow Transplantation
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Degree: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
1995 Rotary Group Study Exchange Scholar, Australia
1998 Scholarship in Jewish Ethics and Medical Halacha, Schlesinger Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
1998 Research Fellow Prize, New York Society for Study of Blood, New York
1998 Research Fellow Prize, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
2005 Peter I. Kind Memorial Award for Outstanding Pediatric Research, SUNY Downstate, NY
2007-2008 American’s Top Physician by Consumers’ Research Council of America.
2009 Northwell Health Academic Competition Basic Science Award
2009-2012 COG Young Investigator, mentor Bob Arceci, John Hopkins University, Baltimore
2010 Edwin S. Marks Award for Excellence in Research
2011 Jon Pritchard Fellow Award in Histiocytosis
2011 Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in the field of Pediatric Hemato/Oncology – Cambridge Who’s who?