About the Pediatric Division of Hematology & Oncology

The Hematology/Oncology Division provides state-of-the-art care in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Division serves all of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and patients in Southwest Riverside County. Through collaboration with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, the Division is part of a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is also devoted to basic, translational, and clinical research, experimental therapeutics, and medical education. 

The Division has the following programs:

  • Stem Cell Transplantation Program and Comprehensive Clinic
  • Sickle Cell Disease Program and Comprehensive Clinic
  • Hemophilia Program and Comprehensive Clinic
  • Neuro-Oncology Program and Comprehensive Clinic
  • Long-Term Follow-Up Program and Comprehensive Clinic
  • Palliative/Supportive Care Program, funded by a grant from the Peckham Family Foundation
  • Integrative Medicine Program
  • Comprehensive Psychosocial Services Program, funded in part by the Celebration of Champions through the Rady Children’s Auxiliary 

In July 2007, an alliance was formed between St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (RCHSD), and UC San Diego (UCSD). The alliance focuses on the development of clinical, translational, and basic research in the area of childhood cancer. Several joint clinical trials have begun, and collaborations regarding other research efforts are underway. Joint efforts in International Outreach have led to the creation of a successful Pediatric Oncology Program in Tijuana, Mexico and the development of a new Pediatric Oncology Program in La Paz, Mexico. 

The faculty is actively involved in teaching through the UCSD/RCHSD Pediatric Residency Program and the UCSD School of Medicine. The Division has a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program accredited by the ACGME, which accepts two new fellows per year in to the three-year program.