Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

2013 Hem/Onc Grads
Graduating fellows 2013 (left to right): Wilson File, Kasey Leger, Program Director Patrick Leavey, M.D., Rachel Thienprayoon, Kenneth Chen

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, formerly known as the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD), provides an unsurpassed opportunity for clinical fellowship training. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, our primary pediatric teaching hospital, was:

  • Ranked as a Top Ten Children's Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in its 2009 compilation of Best Children's Hospitals
  • Named one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals by Parents magazine in its annual "Best Children's Hospitals" survey
  • Listed as a top 12 “Best Place to Work” by Dallas Business Journal.

The Division prides itself on an atmosphere that welcomes new ideas, change, and creativity for fellowship education. The overall goals and objectives for pediatric hematology/oncology fellows are to gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and ongoing care of children with cancer and hematologic disorders, and to become researchers and teachers of pediatric hematology/oncology.

Research

Our division includes physician scientists with funded and successful clinical and laboratory research programs. We provide the opportunity to obtain basic science research training at an institution that hosts a dazzling array of world renowned investigators, including five Nobel Prize winners, numerous distinguished faculty who are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. Learn about our current fellows’ research.

Many of our fellows receive clinical research training in this program and many of the graduates of the UT Southwestern Clinical Research Scholars Program are Division faculty members.

UT Southwestern has an NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and provides opportunities for clinical research training in a Department of Clinical Sciences that has become the model for institutions across the nation.