Katherine L. Ender, MD

Expertise in: 
Cancer Care
Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Cancer Care, Anemia, Iron Deficiency, Thrombosis, Platelet Disorder, Sickle Cell Anemia, Bleeding Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

As a pediatric hematologist, Katherine L. Ender, MD, MS has focused on sickle cell disease, although she is interested in all aspects of general hematology and has also been developing a specialization in bioethics.

Dr. Ender was attracted to hematology and oncology as early as medical school, when she found the development and biology of these diseases to be especially interesting. Caring for patients with sickle cell disease during her internship solidified the interest in hematology, which then broadened into an excitement about both pediatric oncology and stem cell transplantation as well. After fellowship training in all three fields, Dr. Ender chose hematology because she felt particularly compelled to care for patients with sickle cell disease. "I still value very deeply my experience with pediatric oncology and stem cell transplantation, especially the positive relationships that physicians and families forge while battling life-threatening and chronic diseases".

What is most exciting about Dr. Ender's work is its multidisciplinary aspect: caring for patients and their families in multiple settings (in the hospital, the clinic, the academic medical center, and community hospitals) and through multiple avenues (education, research, and collaboration with motivated colleagues and excellent teams).

Dr. Ender has conducted and continues to collaborate on clinical research projects related to medications for treating sickle cell disease, including protocols for the management of sickle cell pain crisis. She is currently working on the development of clinical pathways and guidelines for the management of common complications of sickle cell disease to improve and standardize the delivery of state-of-the-art care not only at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, but also at community affiliates Harlem Hospital and Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ender has a master's degree in clinical research and is currently pursuing a master's in bioethics.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-2466

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Rush Medical College
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Research

Clinical Trials

NCT02905981 Triferic (Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate) Administered Orally With Shohl's Solution for the Treatment of Iron-Refractory Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Grants

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (UL1) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2011

MAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENT OF HEART AND LIVER IRON (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2003 - Jun 30 2009

HIGH TC SUCEPTOMETER FOR MAGNETIC MEASURE OF BODY IRON (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2001 - Apr 30 2009