• Our Fellowship Program

    The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the most recognized in the nation with a long history of training leaders in the field. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s is consistently top ranked for pediatric cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. Our program offers the combined excellence of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a world class cancer center, and Boston Children’s Hospital, an internationally renowned children’s hospital. Our fellowship mission is to provide the highest quality clinical and research training in pediatric hematology/oncology so that our graduates become excellent clinicians, independent investigators, and leaders who make substantive contributions to the field of pediatric hematology and oncology.

    Our program admits six new fellows per year. Fellows spend one year in full-time clinical work and two or more years in research training, depending on previous training and interests. The program is geared to broadly train MD or MD/PhD fellows in any of the areas of clinical research, including outcomes, ethics, epidemiology, therapeutic trials, and translational research, or in one of the major basic science disciplines: protein chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, stem cell and developmental biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, systems biology, neuroscience, or cell biology.

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    The breadth and diversity of our patient population, combined with the depth of expertise of our teaching faculty, provides the highest quality clinical training in pediatric hematology and oncology. Over 700 new oncology patients are seen each year in the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, more than 1,300 new benign hematology diagnoses are seen annually at Boston Children’s Hospital, and we perform 135 stem cell transplants per year in our Stem Cell Transplant Program. This outstanding clinical experience is supported by more than 110 faculty with tremendous expertise across all areas of pediatric hematology and oncology.

    Our program offers unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship, fostering the academic passions of all fellows. Through scholarly productivity and excellent mentoring, our graduates are poised to become leaders in the field within their chosen areas of focus. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research with preeminent mentors within the department of hematology/oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, but research can also be conducted with mentors throughout the Boston area including at Harvard Medical School, the various Harvard hospitals (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Whitehead Institute, and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, among others. We currently support fellows’ research training with two NIH T32 training grants which total 18 training slots per year and also place fellows in NIH training grants housed in other Harvard institutions and schools.

  • Contact Us

    For questions regarding our fellowship program, please contact Fellowship Program Coordinator Sarah Johnson at 617-919-4242 or email sarah.johnson@childrens.harvard.edu.
  • A Long Legacy of Research and Treatment

    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's History

    More than 70 years ago, Dr. Sidney Farber refused to accept that childhood cancer was untreatable. His determination led to the development of chemotherapy and the first remissions of childhood leukemia.