Educational Opportunities

All physicians are actively involved in teaching activities for the hematology/oncology fellows, residents in the UCSD/RCHSD Pediatric Residency Program, other residents and fellows working at RCHSD, and UCSD medical students. Clinical teaching occurs in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The faculty provides formal lectures to the residents and students, attend morning report, morbidity & mortality conferences, and other teaching conferences.

William D. Roberts, M.D.
Dr. William Roberts is the chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics and the medical director of the Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is also Vice President and Medical Director of the Rady Children's Specialists San Diego (RCSSD) Medical Group and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Intern Selection Committee and an advisor for UCSD/RCHSD pediatric residents.

Courtney Thornburg, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Thornburg is Medical Director of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and the Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Program. She is also the Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship Program and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is also a member of the Fellowship Scholarship Oversight Committee.

Donald L. Durden, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Durden is an Associate Director for Pediatric Oncology and Professor, in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. He directs the bi-monthly Subspecialty Fellowship Research Conference for all subspecialty clinical fellows within the UCSD/Rady clinical fellowship training program. 

Dennis Kuo, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Kuo is Medical Director of the Long-Term Follow-Up/Thriving After Cancer Clinic and the Cancer Genetics Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.

Deborah E. Schiff, M.D.
Dr. Schiff is Medical Director of the Hem/Oncology Palliative Care Program and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is an active member of the Rady Children's Stem Cell Transplant team and the Vascular Malformation Clinic team. Dr. Schiff is also a member of the Fellowship Scholarship Oversight Committee and serves as a faculty preceptor and advisor for UCSD medical and pharmacy student independent study project. 

Eric Anderson, M.D.
Dr. Anderson is Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. 

Erin Trovillion, M.D.
Dr. Trovillion is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Hilda Ding, M.D.
Dr. Ding is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego and an advisor for fellows in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. She is also a member of the Vascular Malformation.

Janet Yoon, M.D.
Dr. Yoon is Director of the Solid Tumor Program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is also an advisor for fellows in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program and facilitates multidisciplinary tumor boards. 

Jenny M. Kim, M.D.
Dr. Kim is Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Program and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is also an advisor for fellows in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program and a CPC Preceptor for UCSD/ RCHSD pediatric residents.

Jennifer Elster, M.D. 
Dr. Elster is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego and an advisor for fellows in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

Jennifer Yu, M.D.
Dr. Yu is Medical Director of the Thalassemia Program and Co-Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. She also directs the pediatric hematology/oncology resident rotation and medical student clerkship. 

John Crawford, M.D., M.S.
Dr. John Crawford is a neurologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego as well as director of pediatric neuro-oncology. He is Director of the pediatric neuro-oncology fellowship program and an associate clinical professor at UC San Diego.

Nicholas Gloude, M.D. 
Dr. Gloude is the Director of the Bone Marrow Failure Program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. He is also an advisor for fellows in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

Paula Aristizabal, M.D.
Dr. Aristizabal is Medical Director of the International Outreach Program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Peter Zage, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Zage is an attending hematologist/oncologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate professor-in-residence in pediatric oncology at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Sun Choo, M.D.
Dr. Choo is Co-Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. 

Victor Wong, M.D.
Dr. Wong is Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at UC San Diego and an advisor for fellows in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.