Dr. Stacy Month selflessly shares three decades of hematology experience
Before retiring from Oakland Kaiser Hospital, Dr. Stacy Month started a program to help pediatric patients with sickle cell anemia transition into adult care. By contrast to pediatric care, adult sickle cell programs were not as thorough, and she went above and beyond to ensure patients had appropriate guidance as they moved into the future.
Now, as a MAVEN Project volunteer, Dr. Month brings her considerable pediatric hematology / oncology experience to community health clinics all over the country.
A volunteer since 2018, she’s a 30-year veteran of The Permanente Medical Group, where she was the Medical Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at Oakland Kaiser for 20 years and led the Northern California Kaiser’s Pediatric Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Program for 30 years.
“I can empathize with providers in community clinics,” Dr. Month shared. “They do such amazing work. Volunteering with MAVEN Project makes it so easy for me to impart knowledge from the comfort of my home that will help both providers and patients.”
Medicine wasn’t always part of Dr. Month’s DNA. Majoring in pre-med was a suggestion from a high school guidance counselor – Month was good at science and math – and it turned out that the counselor was right. Dr. Month was immediately drawn to medicine and never looked back.
It was her undergraduate education where Dr. Month found hematology through a sickle cell disease research program. She’s loved being part of the great strides in treatment and research of these disorders.
“I’m so passionate about medicine and happy to help,” she added. “MAVEN Project has simplified the process for both volunteers and providers. It’s no surprise the organization has grown so much in recent years.”
Dr. Month has retired from active practice, but she still makes time to be a part of the medical community, helping adults with cancer through other telehealth organizations. In her free time, she has also taken up piano playing and enjoys spending time with her daughters, as well as hiking and bicycling.