ETSU ST. JUDE TRI-CITIES AFFILIATE CLINC

The St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic, located inside Niswonger Children's Hospital, follows more than 300 children with cancer and blood disorders and schedules more than 3,000 visits annually.

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The St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic, located inside Niswonger Children's Hospital, follows more than 300 children with cancer and blood disorders and schedules more than 3,000 visits annually.

The St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic, located inside Niswonger Children’s Hospital, was established in 1999 as an affiliation among St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center (now Niswonger Children’s Hospital).

 

The affiliate program has evolved to provide comprehensive care for our young patients and their families. Clinical Services Include:

  • Child Life

  • Social Work

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Nutrition


We currently have 5 exam rooms, 3 treatment rooms, 2 triage rooms, and an open bay for treatments designed for children’s comfort. We serve patients in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina.

 

Make an appointment: 423.431.3950

Niswonger Children’s Hospital
Ground Floor, 400 N. State of Franklin Rd, 
Johnson City TN 37604

 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving the lives of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. Niswonger Children’s Hospital’s affiliation with St. Jude makes it possible for children in the Southern Appalachian region to receive much of their treatment close to home.


As part of the St. Jude Domestic Affiliate Program, this local affiliate clinic offers the opportunity for children to receive a portion of their research-based care at a facility in or near their home community. Recognized as a crucial aspect of maintaining normal child development, this arrangement allows the patient and family members to receive hometown support and to continue with their usual activities as much as possible.

 

St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic
400 N. State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City TN 37604
For More Information (423) 431-3950 | Fax (423) 431-3958

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Meet Our St. Jude's Pediatric Physicians

Kathryn Klopfenstein, MD

Dr. Klopfenstein earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Wright State University in Dayton, OH and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona/College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ. Her medical training includes a fellowship at the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Division of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH; pediatric resident at the Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatric Program in Phoenix, AZ; and chief pediatric resident in her third year at the Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatric Program.

Marcela Popescu, MD

Dr. Popescu majored in nursing at the School of Public Health in Targu-Mures, Romania. She earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, School of Medicine in Targu-Mures, Romania. Her medical training includes internship then residency in pediatrics at the University Medical Center in Targu-Mures, Romania; physical rehabilitation nurse at the Dobson Plaza Nursing Home in Evanston, IL; observeship in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL; resident in pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; fellowship in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI; and clinical instructor-pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.

Angela Willocks, RN, MSN, FNP

Clinical instructor for ETSU Hematology. Works for St. Judes at Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, TN.

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Meet Our Local Heroes

St. Jude patient Sophia, Age 3

Sophia is checking the heartbeat of her favorite stuffed animal just like the doctors check her heart. She does not understand why she does not hear anything!!

St. Jude patient Reese, Age 3

Reese wants to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help children like her get better. Looks like she will be great!

St. Jude patient Isaiah, Age 10

Isaiah enjoys some snacks and resting after a treatment. What a beautiful smile!

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