1. Katherine L. Ender, MD

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

    As a pediatric hematologist, Katherine L. Ender, MD, MS has focused on sickle cell disease, although she is interested in all aspects of general hematology and has also been developing a specialization in bioethics.

    Dr. Ender was attracted to hematology and oncology as early as medical school, when she found the development and biology of these diseases to be especially interesting. Caring for patients with sickle cell disease during her internship solidified the interest in hematology, which then broadened into an excitement about both pediatric oncology and stem cell transplantation as well. After fellowship training in all three fields, Dr. Ender chose hematology because she felt particularly compelled to care for patients with sickle cell disease. "I still value very deeply my experience with pediatric oncology and stem cell transplantation, especially the positive relationships that physicians and families forge while battling life-threatening and chronic diseases".

    What is most exciting about Dr. Ender's work is its multidisciplinary aspect: caring for patients and their families in multiple settings (in the hospital, the clinic, the academic medical center, and community hospitals) and through multiple avenues (education, research, and collaboration with motivated colleagues and excellent teams).

    Dr. Ender has conducted and continues to collaborate on clinical research projects related to medications for treating sickle cell disease, including protocols for the management of sickle cell pain crisis. She is currently working on the development of clinical pathways and guidelines for the management of common complications of sickle cell disease to improve and standardize the delivery of state-of-the-art care not only at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, but also at community affiliates Harlem Hospital and Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ender has a master's degree in clinical research and is currently pursuing a master's in bioethics.

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    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

    Clinical Expertise

    • Cancer Care
    • Anemia, Iron Deficiency
    • Thrombosis
    • Platelet Disorder
    • Sickle Cell Anemia
    • Bleeding Disorder

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

      3959 Broadway
      Floor: 10
      New York, NY 10032
      (212) 305-0053
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-9770
      (212) 305-0053

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Amida Care
    • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
    • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
    • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicaid [NJ, NY]
    • Medicare [Medicare]
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Rush Medical College
    • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Residency: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital