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Dr. Sender has staff privileges at CHOC Orange

Location:
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Oncology

Special Interests:
Adolescent and young adult cancers

Research Focus:
Genomic cancer research

Leonard S Sender, MD

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8636
fax: (714) 509-8699
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Web Site:
http://www.choc.org/specialists


Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Hyundai Cancer Institute, CHOC Children's
  • Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Programs, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, National Marrow Donor Program Cord Blood Bank, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Cord Blood Bank, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Cancer Research Laboratory, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Clinical Laboratory, CHOC Children's
  • Division Chief, Oncology, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Principal Investigator, Cord Blood, National Marrow Donor Program, CHOC Children's
  • Director, Clinical Oncology Services, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine
  • Deputy Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Oncology, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine
  • Principal Investigator, Children’s Oncology Group, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine

Physician / Researcher Bio

A nationally-recognized expert, Dr. Leonard Senders serves as the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Programs at CHOC Children’s, leading one of the nation’s largest programs focused on the unique needs of cancer patients ages 15-39 years old.

As a pioneer in oncology treatment for more than 20 years, Dr. Sender specializes in treating adolescents and young adults (AYAs), a largely unknown and underrepresented group in the war on cancer. His team offers a comprehensive approach toward AYA patient cancer care and survivorship that considers their unique challenges, including preservation of fertility, management of acute and chronic effects of treatment, and the psychosocial impact.

As an innovative leader in research, Dr. Sender is conducting extensive studies to improve outcomes and quality of life for AYAs. His research includes epidemiological components (incidence, prevalence, root causes), biological factors (genetic or cellular differences), the psychosocial impact and long-term cancer survivorship. He serves on the Adolescent and Young Adult Committee for Children’s Oncology Group, a cooperative group to accelerate research for childhood and adolescent cancer. Dr. Sender is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. A passionate advocate for AYA’s with cancer, Dr. Sender serves as chairman of the organization Stupid Cancer. He is a founding member and chairman of SeventyK.org.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Sender is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Sender served as an adult hematologist/oncologist at the University of Kentucky where he was a faculty member in the School of Medicine. Dr. Sender conducted his pediatrics internship and residency at UC Irvine Medical Center. He completed part of his pediatrics hematology/oncology subspecialty training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He received medical education in South Africa.

Dr. Sender is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors by the Orange County Medical Association.




Education

  • Fellowship
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Including Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Internship
    Department of Pediatrics University of California, Irvine Medical Center,Orange, California
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics
    Chief Resident, Pediatrics University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California
  • Residency - Pediatrics
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center,Orange, California
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,7 York Road, Parktown, 2193, South Africa

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence
    Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

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