As a pediatric doctor, I often help patients and their families through one of the hardest times in their lives as they deal with chronic conditions and/or cancer. I enjoy helping them identify a diagnosis, creating a treatment plan and then walking with them along the journey. I am not only there to treat them physically but also to support them mentally and emotionally. When a child is sick, the whole family is impacted. At Memorial, we focus on being there for the entire family unit so that everyone can rally around the child and help them get well.
I was drawn to oncology because it truly is one of the marvels of the medical field today. Cancer care is changing and transforming rapidly with the discovery and creation of new treatments and improvements in the treatments that we already have – leading to less toxicity, improving survivorship and increasing collaboration among medical teams to enhance the overall patient experience and outcomes.
Now that children and adolescents are surviving and thriving for decades after cancer, we are continuing to find ways to help them manage and improve their health as they get older. As a doctor, working with patients post-cancer is a treat because we get to help them through a difficult time in their lives and then witness them come out on the other side. I have seen many of my pediatric patients go on to achieve amazing dreams. It is such an honor to see and experience these exciting milestones and know that I played a small part in helping them get there.
Ross University School Of Medicine, 2012
Suny At Stonybrook School Of Medicine, 2015, Pediatrics
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, 2018, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics
Awards, Achievements, and More
- Children’s Oncology Group
- American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Omesi L, Zanazzi G, Garvin J. Identification of SETD2 mutation in an aggressive pilocytic astrocytoma presenting as an inflammatory optic nerve lesion. November 2016. New York Regional Neuro-Oncology Meeting. New York, NY.
- Orjuela M, Omesi L. Continuity of oncology care for Central American migrant children in the US. Accepted for oral presentation at the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, October 2017. Washington, DC, USA.
- Omesi L, Parker RI, Messina C, Meyer R. (2015). Biomarkers in febrile neutropenia. 2015 Annual Pediatrics Research Symposium. Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY.
- Betman S, Omesi L, Weiner M, Bhagat G, Alobeid B. (2018). Comparison of flow cytometry and cytogenetic analysis of concurrent peripheral blood and bone marrow at initial presentation of pediatric acute leukemia; Institutional experience. USCAP 2018 Annual Meeting; Vancouver, BC.
- Gartrell R, Omesi L, Silverman A, Campbell A, Feldstein N, Canoll P, Mansukhani M, Zanazzi G, Kazim M, Garvin J. Identification of SETD2 mutation in an aggressive pilocytic astrocytoma presenting as an inflammatory optic nerve lesion. 2018 International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. Denver, CO.
- Omesi L, Narayan A, Schear R, Reineke J, Levine J. (2017). Financial assistance for fertility preservation at cancer diagnosis: An analysis of the LIVESTRONG Fertility program. 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL.
- Omesi L, Parker RI, Messina C, Meyer R. (2015). Biomarkers in febrile neutropenia. 2015 American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Annual Meeting; Phoenix, AZ.
- Omesi L, Beneri C, Kevill K et al. (2015). Lymphomatoid granulomatosis following primary EBV infection in a 14 year old with Trisomy 8 mosaicism." 2015 American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Annual Meeting; Phoenix, AZ.
- Siden H, Straatman L, Collins J, Miller M, Omesi L. (2008). Location of death in pediatric palliative care: Hospital, hospice, or home? 2008 Children’s Hospice International Conference; San Francisco, CA. Also presented at 2007 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Toronto, ON.
- Straatman L, Marshall S, Cadell S, Andrews G, Omesi L. (2008). Healthcare transitions for adolescents with cardiorespiratory and other chronic life-threatening conditions. Research Workshop, International Congress on Palliative Care; Montreal, Quebec. Also presented at 2008 Torino European Association for Research on Adolescence.
- Metropolitan Fellowship Award for excellence in the field of hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation. Babies Hospital Alumni Association/Columbia University Medical Center, 2018
- “Intern of the Year” Award Stony Brook University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 2013