About Us

Welcome to the Center for Comprehensive Wellness in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

We are international leaders in integrative medicine and supportive care for pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders, from diagnosis through recovery and survivorship. The first program of its kind for children with cancer, CCW now serves as a model for other institutions. Our goal is to help children manage their symptoms and keep the entire family as healthy as possible.

Our team operates "without walls" serving children in the hospital while accommodating parents and family members on an outpatient basis. Our three-tiered program includes

  • A comprehensive array of Integrative Therapies validated in a clinical setting, including diet and nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, massage, Reiki, aromatherapy and mind-body therapies
  • A Psychosocial Program offering individual and family counseling, support groups, and neuropsychology assessments
  • A Survivor Wellness Program providing medical and psychosocial support to patients who have completed treatment, and to their families, long-term.

Psychological counseling, neuropsychological and survivor wellness assessments are generally covered by insurance. All other services are free of charge for patients and family members, thanks to generous donations.

CCW is internationally known for groundbreaking research in integrative and supportive care. Our clinicians play key roles in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the International Society for Pediatric Oncology, the pre-eminent research consortium for supportive care in pediatric oncology, and lead programs on four continents.