Physician’s Profile

Justine Kahn, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

I am a pediatric oncologist at Columbia University Medical Center specializing in cancer care delivery, health disparities and survival outcomes in children and adolescents with hematologic malignancies, specifically Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). I received my MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and completed my pediatric residency at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. I completed my pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. I am currently working toward obtaining a Masters of Science in Patient Oriented Research through Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. 

In collaboration with my colleagues, I conduct both clinical trials and large database investigations through studies developed in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) ALL Consortium. Columbia boasts a strong commitment to health disparities research in one of the most diverse patient populations in the U.S. I have chosen to focus my research efforts on minority and underserved patient populations because studies suggest that poor access to care, low health literacy, treatment non-adherence and financial stress can all negatively impact survival in children with cancer. As pediatric oncology providers we seek to cure every single child we meet. Understanding how social determinants of health contribute to pediatric cancer outcomes is an essential step toward achieving this goal. 

My current research is supported in part by a grant from the Lymphoma Research Foundation as well as by a training grant from the National Cancer Institute (PI: A. Neugut). 

Board Certificates
Honors & Awards:

Columbia Presbyterian 2016 Metropolitan Fund Fellowship Award, Department of Pediatrics, NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Arnold P. Gold Humanism Award in Pediatrics, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York