Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Fellowship Program


Program Overview

The Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago offers a three-year Fellowship Program, accredited by the ACGME.


2016-2017 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellows. Front row (L-R): Liz Sokol, Erin Barr, Gabi Villanueva. Back row (L-R) Caroline Hesko, Michele Nassin, Nicole Sunseri.

Goals and Objectives

The Fellowship Program trains pediatricians in the clinical discipline of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and prepares them for a potential career in academic medicine and as independent investigators.

Throughout the fellowship years, all fellows participate in an extensive group of educational programs.

The first year of the Fellowship Program is predominantly clinical with six to seven months of service on the inpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant Service, and Outpatient Hematology and Oncology Clinics, as well as additional required and elective rotations.

During the second and third years, the majority of each fellow’s effort is devoted to training in laboratory, translational, and/or clinical research. A fellow’s time is protected to allow concentration on investigation. Fellows continue to follow their patients in continuity clinic one day each week throughout all years of fellowship.

Fellows receive one month of vacation each year.  Book/travel funds are provided each year, and are generally used in the first year for books or other educational resources, and in the second and third year for travel to present at national meetings.

Successful completion of the Fellowship program prepares fellows for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology subspecialty board examination, and independent practice as an academic Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist.