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 ranked #1 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 typically 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. First-year fellows are exposed to the depth and breadth of pediatric hematology/oncology through a mix of inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations. They also gain clinical expertise and form meaningful patient relationships by caring for a primary patient panel of children and adolescents with hematologic disorders and cancers. In the upper years, 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), basic science (including protein chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, stem cell and developmental biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, systems biology, neuroscience, and cell biology) or education scholarship.