Jean B. Belasco, MD

Jean B. Belasco, MD

Jean B. Belasco, MD, is an attending physician with a special interest in brain tumors and neurofibromatosis in the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric brain and spine tumors, Neurofibromatoses, Supportive care, Vascular and lymphatic malformations
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Hematology/Oncology - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Pediatric Oncology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology/Oncology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neuro-Oncology brain tumors
Neuro-fibromatosis and NF related tumors
Investigational therapies for refractory brain tumors and for progressive, severe plexiform neurofibromas

Publications

Papers

2014

Nabavizadeh SA, Santi M, Belasco JB, Zimmerman RA. Primary atypical optic nerve sheath meningioma in a child with restricted diffusion on magnetic resonance imaging .J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Jun;34(2):173-6.

Ruebner RL, Copelovitch L, Evageliou NF, Denburg MR, Belasco JB, Kaplan BS. Nephrotic syndrome associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors for pediatric malignancy: case series and review of the literature. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014 May;29(5):863-9. doi: 10.1007/s00467-013-2696-0. Epub 2013 Dec 7.

Books

Chapters

2010

Bluebond-Langner Myra, Belasco Jean Bello, DeMesquita Wander Marla: "I want to live, until I don't want to live anymore": involving children with life-threatening and life-shortening illnesses in decision making about care and treatment. The Nursing Clinics of North America 45(3): 329-43, Sep 2010.

2005

Bluebond-Langner M, DeCicco A, Belasco J: Involving Children in Decision About Research and Treatment for Life Shortening Illness: a Proposal for Shuttle Diplomacy and Negotiation. Learning from Cases:  Ethics and Research with Children. Eric Kodish (eds.). Oxford University Press, NY, Page: 323-343, 2005.

2002

Himelstein BP, Belasco JB: Pain Management at Home. Guidelines for Pediatric Home Health Care. Mark McConnell (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Il, Page: 158-171, 2002.

1997

Meek RS, Belasco JB, Noll, RB: Terminal care for Children with Cancer. Supportive Care of children with Cancer. Art Ablin (eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore,(2), 1997.

1992

Meadows AT, Belasco JB, Sinniah D: : Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Practical Pediatric Oncology. GJ D Angio, D Sinniah, AT Meadows, AE Evans, J Pritchard (eds.). E Arnold, London, Page: 235-244, 1992.

1985

D'Angio GJ, Duckett JW, Belasco JB: Upper urinary tract. Clinical Pediatric Urology. PP Kelalis, LR King, AB Belmar  (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 1157-1188, 1985.

1981

D'Angio GJ, Belasco JB: Achievements, challenges and prospects for the 1980's. Cancer. HH Burchenal and HF Oettgen  (eds.). Grune and Stratton, Inc., NY, Page: 191-201, 1981.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2015

Palmer, Laure MDiv, Belasco Jean M.D., Funck Susan: Hannah’s Questions: A Teenager confronts her Death with Candor, Faith and Marching Orders. Presentation at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2015 

Awards and Honors

2010, Alex's Pitcher of Hope Award
2007, Master Clinician Award, CHOP
2007, Temple University Gallery of Success Award -- Medicine
2003-2004, CHOP Faculty Honor Roll
1996, Supportive Care Services:  ACCH Award for Innovation (The Supportive Care Service is the First Palliative Care Program of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
1973, Pharmacology Award - Upjohn

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

1986-present, Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1980-present, Neurofibromatosis Consortium
1980-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology
1976-present, American Academy of Pediatrics