Asher M. Marks, MD

Specialty

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Conditions & Treatments

Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Asher Marks, MD, is a Yale Medicine hematologist and oncologist and director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. He is also the director of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer program for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

“Adolescence is tough to begin with in terms of development, finding yourself, and fitting in with your peers,” says Dr. Marks. “And when adolescents are diagnosed with cancer, at the hospital, they will often self-isolate. They don't want to come out of the room. They just want to kind of be alone and do their thing.”

That’s what drove Dr. Marks to help create the Lauren Telesz/Smilow Teen Center. Having peers in similar situations, he says, gives teens and young adults a support network that can help them through treatment. “We know that psycho-social support is one of the most, if not the most important thing, for this population. So, we really focus on that,” he says. 

Dr. Marks, who is an assistant professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology) at Yale School of Medicine, is working on clinical trials to help find new treatments for tumors in adolescents and young adults. “Most clinical trials are not designed for them,” says Dr. Marks. He and his colleagues hope to change that by offering clinical trials for them to help improve survival rates.

“We have a very robust team looking to care for adolescents,” he says.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Education & Training

Education

Pennsylvania State University;Temple University

Residency

Childrens National Medical Center

Fellowship

Childrens National Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare