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Asher Marks, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
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Patient type treated
Child
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians

Biography

Asher Marks, MD, is a Yale Medicine hematologist and oncologist and director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. He is also the director of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer program for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

“Adolescence is tough to begin with in terms of development, finding yourself, and fitting in with your peers,” says Dr. Marks. “And when adolescents are diagnosed with cancer, at the hospital, they will often self-isolate. They don't want to come out of the room. They just want to kind of be alone and do their thing.”

That’s what drove Dr. Marks to help create the Lauren Telesz/Smilow Teen Center. Having peers in similar situations, he says, gives teens and young adults a support network that can help them through treatment. “We know that psycho-social support is one of the most, if not the most important thing, for this population. So, we really focus on that,” he says. 

Dr. Marks, who is an assistant professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology) at Yale School of Medicine, is working on clinical trials to help find new treatments for tumors in adolescents and young adults. “Most clinical trials are not designed for them,” says Dr. Marks. He and his colleagues hope to change that by offering clinical trials for them to help improve survival rates.

“We have a very robust team looking to care for adolescents,” he says.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology / Oncology)
  • Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Children's National Medical Center (2013)
  • Fellowship
    Children's National Medical Center (2012)
  • Residency
    Children's National Medical Center (2009)
  • MD
    Temple University School of Medicine (2006)
  • BS
    Pennsylvania State University, Premedicine and Religious Studies (2002)

Additional Information

  • Yale Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street, Ste 7th Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06511