Avi Madan Swain2Professor
Director, Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program
Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Dr. Madan-Swain is a Pediatric Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.   She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State in 1998, as well as a doctorate in Special Education from Purdue University in 1984. She completed internship training at the UAB Department of Neuropsychiatry and post-doctoral fellowships in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at Children's of Alabama and the UAB Department of Pediatrics.  Dr. Madan-Swain has worked extensively with chronically ill children and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is actively engaged in research focusing on school reentry for chronically ill youth, as well as individual and familial adaptation and coping, quality of life issues and neurocognitive functioning in survivors of childhood leukemia, brain tumors, and blood and marrow transplants.