Kara Davis, DO

  • Kara Davis
  • “Seeing patients thrive and achieve their dreams is the most rewarding part of this work.”

As an undergraduate student, I was involved with childhood cancer research. There I met Fern, a little girl with a brain tumor. That experience left a lasting impression on me. I continued to medical school and studied hematology and oncology because of the connection I felt to the children I had met.

We are all working towards a common goal — curing each child of cancer. My role is to coach, advise and guide the decisions and care that will help us to reach that goal. I do this by caring for and respecting the autonomy of each patient and family. I'm proud that we support both the child and the entire family as they go through the process of treatment.

I recently received an email from a young girl who was successfully treated for acute myeloid leukemia. She was 14 when diagnosed and faced her difficult treatment with grace and humor, wearing hot pink wigs while hospitalized. She's now a freshman at NYU and attached a photo of herself in Washington Square Park in New York City. Seeing patients thrive and achieve their dreams after battling leukemia is the most rewarding part of this work.


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Work and Education

Professional Education

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 06/2004


Thomas Jefferson University/AI duPont Hospital, Wilmington, DE, 07/2007


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 07/2010

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics