• At A Glance
  • Education & Publications
  • Bio

    My interest in pediatric hematology/oncology began while I was in college and volunteering at a sleepaway camp for children with cancer, blood disorders, and other chronic diseases. I continued to volunteer at camp throughout my medical school and pediatrics residency, as well as my fellowship training and even today. This experience influences how I approach and treat my patients – always striving to improve their quality of life while undergoing treatment.

    My expertise is in the areas of immunotherapy, blood disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and a variety of cancers that impact children, adolescents and young adults. I work closely with our multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide our patients with the latest and most advanced treatment options including clinical trials.

    In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, I am investigating novel immunotherapies for cancer, which aim at turning back on the immune system to attack the cancer. Currently, I am evaluating the role that new immune targets play in pediatric cancers, specifically solid tumors of childhood. Along with this interest in immunotherapy, I am also focusing on developmental therapeutics and early phase clinical trials, to evaluate these exciting new treatments in children and young adults.

    I am the author or co-author of several publications, reviews and book chapters and serve on several national and international committees to help train future generations of pediatric hematologists and oncologists. I have received the prestigious Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as the Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha Appreciation Award.

    I completed my undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and obtained my medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a residency at Kravis Children’s Hospital at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore as well as a research fellowship in immunotherapy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric cancers; immunotherapy; blood disorders; hemoglobinopathies; and young adults with cancer

  • Medical School

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University - 2009


    Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University - 2012


    Children's Hospital at Monteflore - 2015

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics - 2015

    • Title:COVID-19 has changed the way we think about training future pediatric hematologists/oncologists.
      Authors:Moerdler S, Gampel B, Levine JM, Chou A, Madhusoodhan P, Oberg JA, Pierro J, Roberts SS, Satwani P.
      Issue:2021 Aug;68(8):e29088. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29088. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID: 33913620; PMCID: PMC8209867.
    • Title:Multifocal primary neuroblastoma tumor heterogeneity in siblings with co-occurring PHOX2B and NF1 genetic aberrations. Genes Chromosomes Cancer.
      Authors:Rybinski B, Wolinsky T, Brohl A, Moerdler S, Reed DR, Ewart M, Weiser D.
      Issue:2020 Feb;59(2):119-124. doi: 10.1002/gcc.22809. Epub 2019 Sep 30. PMID: 31515834.
    • Title:Otolaryngologist and pediatric oncologist perspectives on the role of fine needle aspiration in diagnosing pediatric head and neck masses. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol
      Authors:Roth L, Moerdler S, Weiser D, Douglas L, Gill J, Roth M.
      Issue:2019 Jun;121:34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.03.003. Epub 2019 Mar 7. PMID: 30861425.
    • Title:Expanded Access Programs Require More Than Compassion: Challenges in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatric Blood and Cancer
      Authors:Moerdler S, Zang L, Roth M, Weiser D.
      Issue:Nov 2018. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27545
    • Title:New insights into the pathophysiology and development of novel therapies for sickle cell disease. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program
      Authors:Moerdler S, Manwani D.
      Issue:2018 Nov 30;2018(1):493-506. doi: 10.1182/asheducation-2018.1.493. PMID: 30504350; PMCID: PMC6245971.