FLINT — For Dr. Allison Schnepp, there’s no place like home. Schnepp has brought her expertise and passion in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology back to her hometown, so she can treat children facing blood disorders and cancer, giving them the best care possible.
“I knew I wanted to do pediatric hematology oncology during my second year of medical school; I loved that it combined my background in molecular and cellular biology and my desire to serve, said Schnepp. “I love working with children; they bring energy and courage in the most difficult situations and hematology and oncology is an ever-growing field that consistently fulfills my inquisitive nature. I am always honored and humbled by our patients’ and their parents’ faith in us as providers.”
Schnepp is a graduate of both University of Michigan and Michigan State University. She was involved in research surrounding the Flint Water Crisis, publishing with her colleagues in the American Journal of Public Health on “Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children Associate With the Flint Drinking Water Crisis: A Spatial Analysis of Risk and Pubic Health Response.” After completing her pediatric residency at Hurley Children’s Hospital, she went on to a Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State College of Human Medicine.
With multiple awards and publications, Schnepp chose Hurley because of the strength and faith of our families. Being raised in our community, she now wants her own two boys to experience the resiliency Genesee County is known for. Her mother is a retired nurse from Hurley Nursing School and her uncle was an Infectious Disease doctor at Hurley. They are the true embodiment of #HurleyFamilyStrongerTogether.
“I am so excited to come back home and serve the Flint community,” said Schnepp. “As a child growing up in Genesee County, I remember having my yearly dance recitals at Whiting Auditorium, going to the Flint Farmers Market on the weekend with my dad, and taking percussion lessons at the Flint Institute of Music. I love this community and cannot wait to share it with my family, especially my two sons. I saw first-hand during medical school and residency the hope, strength and resilience in Flint children and I am looking forward to working with them again.”
Patients can see Dr. Allison Schnepp at the Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Call 810-262-7303 or visit www.hurleymc.com/services/pediatrichematology oncology/. — G.G.