James Hinkley Garvin, MD

James Hinkley Garvin, MD Specialties: Pediatrics, Cancer Care, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

James Hinkley Garvin, MD
Specialties: Pediatrics, Cancer Care, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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About James Hinkley Garvin, MD

James H. Garvin, MD, PhD, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist who specializes in the care of children and adolescents with brain tumors. He is Principal Investigator at CUMC for the Head Start Program of radiation-sparing intensive chemotherapy for infants and young children with brain tumors. He was principal investigator for a Children's Oncolgy Group protocol for childhood ependymoma. He also offers novel therapies for recurrent brain tumors through our program's membership in Developmental Therapeutics Program of the COG.

In addition, Dr. Garvin started the pediatric bone marrow transplant program, and continues as a member of the BMT group. He has particular interest in autologous transplant for brain tumors and allogeneic transplant for metabolic disorders and bone marrow failure syndromes, as well as supportive care for BMT patients.

Dr. Garvin became interested in pediatric hematology/oncology through research during medical school in the laboratory of a pediatric hematologist. He is a member of numerous professional societies in the field.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Anemia, Iron Deficiency

  • Bone Marrow Transplant

  • Chemotherapy

  • Leukemia

  • Pediatric Brain Tumors


  • Fellowship: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MA
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics