Suraj Pratap

Dr. Pratap joined C4K in 2023. He brings a wealth of experience to C4K, having previously practiced general pediatrics in Las Vegas. He recently obtained his board-certification in pediatric hematology oncology and is fluent in both English and Hindi

Dr. Pratap earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. He furthered his education in Texas, obtaining a Master of Science degree in biomedical sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

He completed his pediatric residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, State University of New York (SUNY), and subsequently pursued a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC).

Doyne Pickett

As Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Doyne Pickett oversees the organizations financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, procurement, and revenue cycle. He brings over two decades of accounting and finance experience to his role.

Before joining Cure 4 the Kids in 2017, Doyne served as Chief Financial Officer for Central Recovery, the parent company for a 108-bed inpatient/outpatient medical facility. Prior to private accounting, he held supervisor positions at two public accounting firms, which focused on auditing non-profit and governmental entities. Doyne is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in accounting from California State University San Marcos.

Aimee Foord

Dr. Aimee Food, DO comes to C4K from Seattle where she practiced at Seattle Children’s Hospital specializing in cancer survivors. Dr Foord graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and finished her postgraduate work at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in 2016 with a research focus in pediatric bleeding, thrombosis and post bone marrow transplant. She treats all pediatric hematologic and oncologic diseases with a special interest in pediatric hematology including low blood counts, hemoglobinopathies, bleeding and clotting.

Amy Cruickshank

Dr. Cruickshank is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She joined Cure 4 the Kids Foundation in 2021. She attended medical school at Touro University, Vallejo where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). She did her pediatric residency at Penn State Hershey. She completed her Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2016. She then moved to the University of New Mexico where she became the Director of Survivorship, Director of the Pediatric Infusion Unit and the leader for chemo safety. Dr. Cruickshank has a special interest in long term follow up and care for patients who have survived pediatric cancer. She enjoys creating mosaic tile projects and spending time with her family.

Sumit Gupta

Dr. Gupta was born and raised in India and completed his medical school at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. He served his Pediatrics residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago from 2015 to 2018. He then relocated to Houston, Texas to complete his Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2018 to 2021.

Dr. Gupta enjoys research and feels it is essential to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He dove into basic research along with clinical projects during his fellowship. He worked on Viroimmunotherapy in pediatric brain tumors (DIPG), where he was awarded a grant and ‘Early Career Award’ this year by the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO).

Christine Tonn

Christine Tonn is CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and is responsible for the organization’s operations. Prior to being President, Tonn served at C4K’s Chief Financial Officer. Her career spans more than 24 years in financial management and public accounting.

Before joining Cure 4 the Kids in June 2009, Tonn served as a consultant to many Las Vegas-area non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to that, she served as an audit manager at Houldsworth, Russo & Company, a public accounting firm. Tonn is a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Kent State University.

Saumya Joshi

Dr. Joshi is the Medical Director of Rheumatology at C4K. He received his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College in India. He pursued a residency in Pediatrics from State University of Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and a fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology from Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. During his fellowship, he also received a Master of Science in Clinical Research from Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Boston, MA. After completing his training, he joined Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock where he served for two years as the only board-certified Pediatric Rheumatologist in the state of Arkansas.

Dr. Joshi is trained in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and has received the American College of Medicine Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS). He is an active member of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Rheumatology (ACR), Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR).

Katherine Marzan

Dr. Marzan is also one of our visiting physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Rheumatology. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Rheumatologist who is helping to set the standard, nationally, in the diagnosis and care of children with rheumatic diseases.

She travels to the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation once a month, separate from Dr. Brown, to see patients with rheumatological diseases.  As one of a small number (150) of practicing Board Certified Pediatric Rheumatologists in the country, Dr. Marzan assists the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation to provide unparalleled access to experts for those affected by rheumatological diseases.

Dr. Marzan is assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics USC-Keck School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

She received her M.D. from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital.

Waseem Alhushki

Dr. Alhushki joined Cure 4 the Kids Foundation in 2013. He developed a passion for Pediatric Hematology Oncology while working at King Hussein Cancer Center. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology Oncology.In 2006, Dr. Alhushki volunteered in three local missions as part of the medical team of “Operation Smile”, an organization that aims at reaching children all over the world with cleft lip/palate deformities. He also participated in designing and conducting workshops on healthy lifestyles, conflict resolution and team work in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).In 2007 he joined the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatrics residency program at Wayne State University and graduated in 2010. He was also honored with the General Pediatric Clinic Outstanding Continuity Clinic Resident Award, Academic year 2009-2010.In 2010 he joined the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Pediatric Hematology Oncology program. His fellowship research project focused on the role of weight loss in improving outcome for obese children with acute lyphoblastic leukemia.In addition to English, Dr. Alhushki speaks Arabic fluently, enjoys reading, playing guitar and skateboarding.

Cory Frey

Cory Frey is president of Frey Insurance and Benefits, LLC, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is licensed with the State of Nevada to manage commercial risk in Life and Health Contracts.  His practice primarily focuses on the management of medium to large group health employee benefit plans.  Mr. Frey’s experience working in commercial insurance, as well as a decade in the regulated banking sector, provides him with extensive understanding in the areas of credit capacity, cash flow, risk management, and entrepreneurship. When not working, Frey volunteers with the Clark County School District’s Professionals and Youth Building A Commitment (PAYBAC) Program and also speaks with at-risk student populations throughout the year. He also coaches multiple youth sport teams as well as managing a 501c3 registered 14u club baseball organization.