Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology by the
American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. John Gates joined Valley Children’s in August
2005. He leads our multidisciplinary Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program
addressing late eff ects of childhood cancer treatments and the health and
development of childhood cancer survivors.information.
Over the years, Dr. Gates has been especially interested in information-seeking
behaviors of survivors and how patients access care, fi nd 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 childhood cancer survivors – past and present goals and barriers
and how the cancer experience has influenced the process.
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.
Dr. Gates received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his
internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center-Atlantic Health System
in Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Gates did a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at
the Texas Children’s Cancer Center-Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed a
research fellowship at The Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at
He is fluent in medical and conversational Spanish.
For referring physicians: Open a pdf of Dr. Gates' information with referral numbers.