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Fellowship Information


The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of California, San Diego strives to educate future leaders in the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  Based at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, the program provides state-of-the-art clinical and research training in pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation.

Fellows spend the first year at the Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, which is housed in Rady Children's Hospital's modern and child-friendly Acute Care Pavilion.  Our large and diverse patient population brings a wealth of clinical experience across the spectrum of our field.  The second and third years of fellowship are largely devoted to basic science, translational or clinical research.  The UCSD system provides a wide range of research opportunities in multiple settings.  Fellows continue to manage their primary patients in a weekly continuity clinic throughout their second and third years.

Our fellows develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in their careers in pediatric hematology/oncology.  Regardless of whether your goals are to be a clinician-educator or a clinical investigator, a cancer epidemiologist or a laboratory-based basic scientist, a hematologist, an oncologist, or a hematopoietic stem cell transplant physician, we believe that being part of our fellowship can help you become the best pediatric hematologist/oncologist you can be.

Mission Statement:  The Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program at UCSD services the largest children's hospital in California.  Our three year program prepares fellows for academic careers as clinical educators and clinician scientists. The extensive patient population in both hematology and oncology allows for comprehensive clinical exposure leading to broad competence in clinical diagnosis and management of pediatric hematology and oncology disorders. The rich research environment at UCSD and the surrounding biomedical research community allows us to individualize the research training to the goals and experiences of each trainee. Ultimately, our mission is to train fellows utilizing our vast clinical and research assets to provide the highest quality of care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Program Aims:  The UCSD Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program trains our fellows to:

  1. Deliver comprehensive, high quality, evidence based patient care.
  2. Conduct novel research that will impact the health of pediatric patients with hematologic or oncologic disorders.
  3. Train the next generation of Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologists to become leaders in clinical education and Hem/Onc basic and clinical research.