Dr. April Sorrell is a board certified Pediatric Oncologist who has provided clinical care for children with leukemia and other childhood cancers for over 24 years. She completed specialized fellowship training in Pediatric hematology, oncology, and clinical cancer genetics. She has worked extensively with the Children’s Oncology Group; helping to develop and provide cutting edge treatments for children with leukemia. She has worked at several academic institutions across the United States. She has led a national clinical trial for infants with Down syndrome and a rare form of leukemia, called transient myeloproliferative disease. She served as the Director of the Pediatric leukemia clinic and the Pediatric cancer genetics program at the City of Hope National Medical Center (an NCI-designated cancer center) from 1999-2004. Most recently, Dr. Sorrell served as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics for Baylor College of Medicine; directing the Pediatric Cancer Genetics clinic and providing clinical services to pediatric cancer patients at the Children’s hospital of San Antonio. Dr. Sorrell is currently serving as a Medical Director of Oncology for PRA health Sciences, a clinical research organization that supports global access to new therapies for people with cancer.
Dr. Sorrell was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster. She completed her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma. She did her Pediatric Internship at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and she completed her Pediatric residency training at the University of Maryland. She obtained her Pediatric Hematology-Oncology training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She completed her second fellowship in cancer genetics at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. She is a wife, mother, granddaughter, and niece with a rich history of many personal experiences with leukemia, breast cancer, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other life challenges.