Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. John Gates has a particular interest in late effects and outcomes of long-term survivors of childhood malignancies. Specifically, he is interested in information-seeking behaviors of survivors and how patients access care, find health information and assimilate that information into healthy practices. His research and projects have included: a review and evaluation of Internet resources for survivors of childhood cancer; vocational and employment experiences of long-term survivors of childhood cancer – past and present goals and barriers and how the cancer experience has influenced the process; and a sickle cell emergency alert card, a wallet-size patient care summary that includes emergency care parameters and contact information.
Dr. Gates volunteered as a counselor at summer camps for children with cancer and hematological disorders. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he played the trombone for the Rutgers Concert Band. He is fluent in medical and conversational Spanish.
Dr. Gates earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center-Atlantic Health System in Morristown, N.J. Dr. Gates did a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center-Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He also completed a research fellowship at The Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College.
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