The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is an intensive one-year clinical training program designed to prepare physicians for a career in pediatric neuro-oncology.
Our trainees receive highly specialized, multidisciplinary training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, two of Harvard Medical School's world-renowned teaching affiliates.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is the regional quaternary center for pediatric neuro-oncology. We oversee New England's most active pediatric oncology clinical research program. We also offer unique clinical trials for patients with newly diagnosed, relapsed or refractory brain tumors.
We are member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), and the Collaborative Network for Neuro-oncology Clinical Trials (CONNECT). We are also the Operations Center for the first DIPG-specific consortium, the DIPG ALL-In Consortium.
Other facts about us:
- On our Clinical Neurosciences floor at Boston Children’s Hospital, we have a specialized pediatric neuro-oncology service for chemotherapy administration and other inpatient hospitalizations.
- Our outpatient clinic sees over 2,000 visits per year.
- We care for an average of 125 new patients each year.
- We follow over 900 pediatric brain tumor survivors in our Outcomes Program.
- Our Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) program partners with our adult medical neuro-oncology program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
We are committed to improving therapy for hard-to-treat pediatric brain tumors, such as atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR), low-grade astrocytoma (LGA), high-grade astrocytomas (HGA), diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and medulloblastoma.
Graduates from the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship program have secured faculty positions at the following hospitals, among others:
- Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York)
- Sydney Children's Hospital (Sydney, Australia)
- Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack, NJ)
- Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY)
- Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (Miami, FL)
The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology fellow will work under the supervision of the pediatric neuro-oncology staff to diagnose, treat, and provide long-term follow-up for children with diverse CNS tumors on both the inpatient and outpatient services.
The fellow will receive training in several areas related to neuro-oncology – neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and neuropsychology – and will complete a clinical research project during the course of their training.
The fellow will also gain experience in phase I and II clinical trials, and be responsible for teaching and supervising first-year General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellows.
Fellowship schedule and prerequisites
The fellowship runs from July 1 through June 30 of each academic year. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have completed a ACGME-accredited General Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship
- Have board certification in General Pediatrics
- Be board certified/eligible in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Applications for the fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis.
All members of the teaching staff are faculty at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
- Katherine Warren, MD, Clinical Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
- Susan Chi, MD, Deputy Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
- Karen Wright, MD, MS, Director, Neuro-Oncology Experimental Therapeutics
- Tab Cooney, MD, Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Program
- Kee Kiat Yeo, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Neuro Oncology Program
- Jessica Clymer, MD, Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship
- Mariella Filbin MD, PhD, Research Co-director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
- Pratiti (Mimi) Bandopadhayay, MBBS, PhD, Director, Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytoma Program
Applications and inquires
Jessica Clymer, MD
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
450 Brookline Avenue, DA3141F
Boston, MA 02215