Schnepp with patient at Hurley Medical Center 1412x605
Dr. Allison Schnepp graduated from Hurley's Pediatric Residency in 2017 and joined its faculty in 2020 as a hematologist/oncologist.

Allison Schnepp

MD

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.
  • Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Will she wear maize & blue or Sparty green & white on game day?

That's one question Hurley's in-house employees are wondering about Dr. Allison Schnepp, who attended both of Michigan's Big Ten colleges: University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The employee rivalry is all in fun, of course. And Dr. Schnepp, a 2017 Hurley Pediatric Residency graduate, brings a mix of playfulness and solemnity to work with her as a new faculty member. The specialty is perfect for her, she says.

“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," says Dr. Schnepp. "I am always honored and humbled by our patients' and their parents' faith in us as providers."

Crossroads Village in autumn
Dr. Allison Schnepp and her family visited nearby Crossroads Village in Genesee Township for a Halloween event.

Education

  • Bachelor-of-science degree: Molecular and cellular biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Medical degree: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.
  • Pediatric residency: Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Pediatric chief resident: Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Pediatric hematology oncology fellowship: Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Honors

  • 40th Annual Meadow Brook Lecture in Medicine and Surgery, 2017
  • Best Study Poster Presentation, Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education Research Forum, 2017
  • The Amitabha Banerjee, MD, Award, Hurley Medical Center, 2017
  • Resident Teaching Award, Hurley Medical Center, 2017
  • The Inaugural UT Prosim Scholar Award, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2016

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Research Interests

Dr. Schnepp has had several conference presentations and publications. Most recently, the topics were osteosarcoma, elevated blood lead levels in children associated with the Flint drinking water crisis, impact of dental health education provided in a resident pediatric clinic, HPV vaccines, and breastfeeding.

Personal

Dr. Schnepp grew up in and now lives in the greater Flint area and can be seen out and about with her husband and two children, who enjoy the area parks and lakes, as well as seasonal events.

"I am so excited to come back home and serve the Flint community,” says Dr. 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."