Katharine Brock, MD, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, joined Children’s in 2016. As Director of the Supportive Care Clinic at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Dr. Brock see patients with cancer, in conjunction with the oncology teams at Children’s Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals. Early supportive care is the standard of care in pediatric oncology, as it helps improve quality of life and family coping. The Supportive Care Clinic’s team helps children and families live well and make each day as good as possible. The clinic focuses on your child as a whole person and manages the symptoms and stresses of a serious illness. They promote honest, high-quality communication so that families can make the best decisions for their child.
In her free time, Dr. Brock enjoys hiking, traveling, yoga, spending time with her family and eating good food.
Focus of Practice
- Supportive care
- Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)
- Pediatric cancers, including brain tumors, solid tumors and leukemia/lymphoma
Areas of Interest
- Supportive care
- Palliative care
- Pain and symptom management
- Quality of life
- Person-centric and family-focused care
Research & Publications
Dr. Brock participates in local and national research designed to improve quality of life for children with cancer, or to improve communication with families, as well as the hospital and home-based care teams. She also educates learners at all levels on effective communication and symptom management.
In the News
Going through treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses can be a difficult or scary experience for children. Here are some useful tips and guidelines to help you prepare your child physically and emotionally for any medical procedures or treatment.