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The Hematology/Oncology Division provides state-of-the-art care in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. The clinical program moved in October 2010 to the new RCHSD Acute Care Pavilion, occupying the entire second floor with a 38-bed inpatient unit which includes a 10-bed BMT unit, and an outpatient clinic containing an Infusion Center, procedure room, and exam rooms. The Center also includes a pharmacy, activity room, adolescent lounge, and conference rooms. The clinical team is made up of dedicated hematology/oncology physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, parent liaisons, dieticians, and translators.

There are over 14,000 outpatient visits per year and an average daily inpatient census of 35 patients. Approximately 200 new oncology patients are diagnosed per year, 125 patients are seen per year in the Sickle Cell Disease / Hemoglobinopathy program, and over 400 patients are seen in Hemophilia/Bleeding Disorder/ Thrombosis program. Approximately 25 related and unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) are performed each year. The program is a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Unrelated Donor Transplant Center, and has achieved accreditation by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapeutics (FACT). The HSCT program is a joint program with the adult HSCT program at UCSD, and includes combined endeavors in clinical care, quality, outcomes, and research.

The Division also manages the following programs: 


Inpatient Care (Map it)
Acute Care Pavilion, 2 East
3010 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123

Outpatient Care (Map it)
Viterbi Outpatient Clinic
Acute Care Pavilion, 2 West
3010 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123

Escondido Office

Patients with the following conditions may also be seen at our Escondido satellite location on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month:

  • Cancer diagnosis off therapy
  • Cancer diagnosis on therapy not needing chemotherapy infusion
  • Hematology patients: ITP, sickle cell, HS, anemia, neutropenia, thalassemia
  • The Hemophilia Clinic is also provided monthly at this location.

Escondido (Map it)
625 W. Citracado Parkway, Suite 100
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 800-543-7456

  • A Pain Management Program, managed by the Anesthesiology Department, works closely with the hematology/oncology patients providing pain control therapy and sedation for patients undergoing procedures, such as bone marrow aspiration/biopsy and lumbar puncture.