Lena Winestone, MD

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Malignancies and Blood & Marrow Transplant

Dr. Winestone is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Malignancies and Bone & Marrow Transplant at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Winestone received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine with a focus in International and Community Health. Her research explores racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in access to care and outcome of leukemia and lymphoma treatment. She studies access to care across the continuum of pediatric cancer from diagnosis and clinical trial enrollment through treatment and relapse to salvage therapies.

Maria Castellanos, MD

HS Asst Clinical Professor

Dr. Maria Castellanos is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at University of California, San Francisco. She earned her Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her MD degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Stanford University and her Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research interests are in evaluating geospatial disparities in pediatric cancers, with a specific focus in pediatric leukemias.

Erica Evans, MD

Clinical Fellow

Dr. Evans is a Clinical Fellow in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care. She received her BA from Stanford University, her MD from the University of Minnesota, and completed her pediatrics residency at UCSF. She is currently leading a study to examine financial toxicity, income loss, and household material hardship in families affected by pediatric cancer. She is passionate about disparities research as well as translational immunotherapy research and hopes to combine these interests during her pediatric critical care fellowship.

Jacklyn Sanchez Alvarez, BS

Protocol Project Manager
HDF Comprehensive Cancer Ctr

Jacklyn is the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) for the Division of Bone & Marrow Transplant at UCSF. She graduated from the University of California San Diego, with a degree in Public Health. She is primary CRC for the research group and helps with patient recruitment, data collection, and IRB/regulatory matters.