Hematology/Oncology Infusion Room

About Us

Looking Out for Long-Term Needs

We know that each child is different. That’s why we create a custom plan for diagnosis, education and treatment. If your child requires long-term treatment, we make comfort and fun a priority in the hospital.

Our Child Life Specialists are on call to help children cope with the day-to-day realities of staying in the hospital. They ease anxiety through the power of play in a constructive, healing and educating manner. We currently have 15 staff members that serve as cheerleaders, confidantes and advocates to patients who may be uneasy with their visit.


Meet our Team

Pediatric hematologists/oncologists have special training to treat blood disorders and cancers in children and young adults. Our expert team has helped countless families in East Tennessee and beyond.

J. Stephen Corns, D.O.

J. Stephen Corns, D.O.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Medical School: DO, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Fellowship: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Jennifer D. Hamm, M.D.

Jennifer D. Hamm, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Medical School: MD; The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Residency: University of TN Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Fellowship: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


Shahid A. Malik, M.D.

Shahid A. Malik, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Medical School: MD; Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
Internship: Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, MD

Leonid Melnikov, DOLeonid Melnikov, D.O.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Medical School: DO; Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, Kansas City, MO
Residency: Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
Fellowship: Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

"I am honored to be a part of the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital community and am looking forward to working with the hematology and oncology team to provide care for patients and their families."

Susan E. Spiller, M.D.

Susan E. Spiller, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Medical School: MD; Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Fellowship: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Internship: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Kelsey Fredericks, N.P.

Kelsey Fredericks, N.P.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Graduate School: MSN; Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: BS (Nursing): University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Amanda Martin, N.P.

Amanda Martin, N.P.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Graduate School: MSN: East TN State University, Johnson City, TN
Undergraduate: BS (Nursing): Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN

Amber M. Steeley, N.P.

Amber M. Steeley, N.P.

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Address: 2018 Clinch Avenue South Tower, 2nd Floor, Knoxville,TN 37916
Phone: (865) 541-8266
Graduate School: MSN: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: BS (Nursing): The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing, Tuscaloosa, AL

To contact the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department, please call (865) 541-8266.

To send us a fax, please call (865) 541-8553

To contact the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology CLINIC, please call (854) 541-8519.