The Hematology/Oncology Division provides state-of-the-art care to children, adolescents, and young adults in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders  at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. 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. 

Division Chief


William D. Roberts, M.D.

Vision & Goals


To be a preeminent leader in the field of childhood cancer and blood disorders through outstanding clinical care, innovative scientific discovery, inspirational education, and tireless advocacy.


  • Improved survival, quality of life, and emotional well-being for our patients & their families
  • Scholarly contributions through innovative and collaborative research
  • Education of the next generation of leaders
  • International outreach to overcome health disparities in pediatric and adolescent cancer