Wendy S. Darlington, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Wendy Darlington, MD, MAPP, is a board certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist. Dr. Darlington specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant hematologic disorders in children, including sickle cell disease, acute leukemias and more. She is also the director of our pediatric neuro-oncology program where she and a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists take care of children and adolescents with brain and spine tumors. 

Along with her clinical work, Dr. Darlington’s primary research focuses on examining access to care issues among children with chronic health care needs. She has several ongoing projects designed to better understand health care utilization and other socioeconomic indicators among patients with sickle cell disease. She is also evaluating how public policies intended to increase access and appropriate health care utilization are changing patient outcomes.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Texas Medical Branch


  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas


  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English